From Personal Experience to a Book Review: “When Madness Comes Home–Help and Hope for Families of the Mentally Ill”

Yvon Joseph, Ph.D. (Professor of Languages at The State University of New York, (SCCC) Brentwood, Long Island, U.S.A. The year 2020 marks a turning point in the history of public health and in that of the world, as we know it, as the Covid-19 virus altered our lives, forever, it feels. Two and half years and counting, the waves of the tsunami that the virus caused are still raging in spite of the mask mandates, safety protocols, vaccines, and now new uncertainties, as we attempt to get back to “normalcy.”…

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Rave Reviews for “Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights”

Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights by Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Katie McCabe Forward by Tayari Jones ISBN: 9781616209551 ISBN-10: 1616209550 Publisher: Algonquin Books Publication Date: November 5th, 2019 Pages: 304 “Dovey Johnson Roundtree set a new path for women and proved that the vision and perseverance of a single individual can turn the tides of history.” —Michelle Obama In Mighty Justice, trailblazing African American civil rights attorney Dovey Johnson Roundtree recounts her inspiring life story that speaks movingly and urgently to our racially troubled times. From the streets of…

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Are there interpretive communities in the world of TV and film viewing that parallel the literary world?

Book Review by Myna German, Ph.D./Professor of communications at Delaware State University in Dover, DE. Small-Screen Souths: Region, Identity, and the Cultural Politics of Television, edited by Lisa Hinrichsen, Stephanie Rountree, and Gina Caison, (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2017—$49.95 [hardcover], ISBN: 9780807167144, 334 pp. The first section, “Politics and Identity in the Televisual South,” focuses on how television constructs understandings of race, gender, sexuality, and class, often adapting to changing configurations of community and identity. The next section, “Caricatures, Commodities, and Catharsis in the Rural South,” examines…

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