Book Review

The 'lived religion' of street basketball

ss10072016p01phc.jpgBLACK GODS OF THE ASPHALT: RELIGION, HIP-HOP, AND STREET BASKETBALL
By Onajé X.O. Woodbine
Published by Columbia University Press, 224 pages, $30

Book Review

A paradoxical faith: Amid deaths without reason, black people see God as Liberator

Book Review: Persons of African descent have been denied a home since this nation's earliest beginnings. 

Book Review

School fought for its segregated students

ss10112013p05pha.jpgFROM THE BACK OF THE PEWS TO THE HEAD OF THE CLASS: THE REMARKABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF A SEGREGATED CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN THE DEEP SOUTH
Edited by Robert McClory
Published by ACTA Publications, $14.95

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A foundation laid by black women

JESUS, JOBS, AND JUSTICE: AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN AND RELIGION
By Bettye Collier-Thomas
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, $37.50

Finally we meet the foot soldiers in the long slog to freedom for Americans of African descent: They are the black women in the black, and white, churches of the United States. To introduce them, the author goes behind the façade of black male ministers -- historically the face of the movement.