Latest Campaign News; My Mommy has Breast Cancer, But She is OK; Lalah Hathaway
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and although more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with the disease each year, many parents are challenged with sharing the experience with their kids. Keri Conner, a breast cancer survivor, wrote the children’s bookMy Mommy has Breast Cancer, But She is OK, after her own experience with the disease. She tells us more about her experience and the book.
Scholar, Author, Cultural Critic & Media Personality
Hailed as one of the nation’s most inspiring African Americans, Michael Eric Dyson — a a two-time NAACP Image Award winner and named byEbony magazine as one of the 100 most influential black Americans — has been credited with revitalizing the role of the public intellectual with the fervor of an ordained Baptist minister.
Infusing intellectual endeavors with popular culture, Dyson focuses on topics of interest to the public. He eloquently melds scholarly insight with the phenomena of contemporary culture, emphasizing their interconnectedness and force in shaping our society.
His seventeen books provide some of the most significant commentary on modern social and intellectual thought, interwoven with a combination of cultural criticism, race theory, religion, philosophical reflection, and gender studies. Works such as Making Malcolm; I May Not Get There With You;Holler If You Hear Me; Mercy, Mercy Me: The Art, Loves and Demons of Marvin Gaye; Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?; and more recently, Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, deeply probe social themes and cultural politics. His latest book is the New York Times bestseller April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Death and How It Changed America. And in May, Dyson will publish Can You Hear Me Now?: The Inspiration, Wisdom and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson