Black Book Talk

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Airs at: Thu, 11/04/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Every first Thursday from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Monthly program featuring interviews and discussions of works by African American authors. Co-hosts Emma Jackson Ford, O B Hill and Patricia Welch review works in all genres by well-known and emerging authors. Occasional call-in shows allow audience members to talk directly to authors and/or share their opinions on works by Black authors.

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Well-Read Black Girls Book Group: More than books

Airs at: Thu, 10/07/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Ray Owens and Wentemi Kante, members of Portland's Well-Read Black Girls Book Club, discuss the importance of the group beyond sharing good reads.  Both women emphasize its importance as a safe and supportive space where Black women can fellowship with their sisters, a rari... Read more

Third Eye Bookstore

Airs at: Thu, 09/02/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Charles Hannah and his wife Michelle Lewis are the co-owners of Third Eye Books, Portland's only Black-owned bookstore.  Charles shares what motivated the couple to open a bookstore at a time when independent stores are challenged by mega-sellers like Amazon.  He expresses ... Read more

The Library Ladies' Show

Airs at: Thu, 08/05/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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As summer draws to an end, students of all ages are preparing to return to school.  And, who better to help them but librarians?  So we've invited two of our favorite Library Ladies to share their reading recommendations. Carla Davis, Youth Librarian at the Midland Regional... Read more

Bobby Bermea: Community Profile Writing Workshop

Airs at: Thu, 07/01/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Every season Portland's Profile Theatre identifies a community that their Featured Playwright is intimately involved with and creates a free writing workshop for that specific group.  The workshop is called "Community Profile". The 2020-21 season Featured Playwright was Lyn... Read more

Part Two: "This Is Not for You" by Richard Brown

Airs at: Thu, 06/03/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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This is the second half of our interview with Portlander Richard Brown, author of This is Not For You:  An Activist's Journey of Resistance and Resilience".  In this segment, he discusses the process of writing and publishing his memoir.  Mr. Brown is a Portland community a... Read more

"This Is Not for You" by Portland activist Richard Brown

Airs at: Thu, 05/06/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Black Book Talk welcomes Richard Brown, author (with Brian Benson) of "This is Not For You:  An Activist's Journey of Resistance and Resilience".  Mr. Brown is a Portland community activist and photographer who has spent decades working to bridge the divide between police a... Read more

From the Black Book Talk Vault: The Poetry of Langston Hughes, Walter D. Myers, Charles R. Smith Jr. and others.

Airs at: Thu, 04/01/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The poetry of Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Walter D. Myers, Nikki Giovanni, Charles R. Smith Jr. and others are featured in the rebroadcast of this April 2005 program.  Recordings of Hughes and Giovanni reading their works are augmented by other readers, including progam ... Read more

Renee Watson discusses "Love is a Revolution"

Airs at: Thu, 03/04/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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When Nala Robertson reluctantly agrees to attend an open mic night for her cousin-sister-friend Imani's birthday, she finds herself falling in instant love with Tye Brown, the MC. He's perfect, except . . . Tye is an activist and is spending the summer putting on events for... Read more

From the Black Book Talk Vault: February 2006 conversation with Dr Manning Marable

Airs at: Thu, 02/04/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Black Book Talk welcomed Dr Manning Marable, author of Living Black History:  How Reimagining the African- American Past Can Remake America's Racial Future.  The founding director of Columbia University's Institute for Research in African-American Studies and author of 19 b... Read more

From the Black Book Talk Vault: "Brown Sugar Babe" by Charlotte Sherman

Airs at: Thu, 01/07/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Author Charlotte Sherman writes, "I love being brown and wanted to write a poem to highlight the splendor of this underestimated color for young boys and girls, so they too will love the skin they are in. When I first heard a beautiful, radiant, brown-skinned child say, “I’... Read more