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Herb Boyd

Full Name: Herb Boyd
Number of Works: 29
Herb Boyd is an awarding winning author and journalist who has published 17 books and countless articles for national magazines and newspapers. Brotherman:The Odyssey of Black Men in America: An Anthology (One World/Ballantine, 1995), co-edited with Robert Allen of the Black Scholar journal, won the American Book Award for nonfiction. In 1999, Boyd won three first place awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists for his articles published in the Amsterdam News.

In 2006, Boyd worked with world music composer Yusef Lateef on his autobiography The Gentle Giant, which was published by Morton Books of New Jersey. In 2008, he published Baldwin's Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin, and is working with filmmaker Keith Beauchamp on several projects. Boyd has been inducted into both the Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent and the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame as a journalist.

Along with his writing, Boyd is also the Managing Editor of The Black World Today, one of the leading online publications on the Internet. Boyd, a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, teaches African and African-American History at the College of New Rochelle in the Bronx, and is an adjunct instructor at City College in the Black Studies Department.

ISBN: 0060934387, 9780060934385
Keywords: pound, robinson, ray, sugar, biography
Pages: 336
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 60%

Hailed by critics as a long overdue portrait of Sugar Ray Robinson, a man who was as elusive out of the ring as he was magisterial in it, Pound for Pound is a lively and nuanced profile of an athlete who is arguably the best boxer the sport has ever known. So great were Robinson's skills, he was eulogized by Woody Allen, compared to Joe Louis, and praised by Muhammad Ali, who called him "the king, the master, my idol." But the same discipline that Robinson brought to the sport eluded him at home, leading him to emotionally and physically abuse his family — particularly his wife,
ISBN: 0970022328, 0700970022322
Keywords: king, luther, martin
Pages: 239
Published: 1986
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0385492790, 9780385492799
Keywords: american, history, lived, african, centuries, people, three, autobiography
Pages: 576
Published: 2000
  • Rating: 80%

Autobiography of a People is an insightfully assembled anthology of eyewitness accounts that traces the history of the African American experience.  From the Middle Passage to the Million Man March, editor Herb Boyd has culled a diverse range of voices, both famous and ordinary, to creat a unique and compelling historical portrait:Benjamin Banneker on Thomas JeffersonOld Elizabeth on spreading the Word Frederick Douglass on life in the North W.E.B. Du Bois on the Talented Tenth Matthew Henson on reaching the North Pole Harriot Jacobs on running awayJames Cameron on escaping a mob lynichin
ISBN: 0863161448, 9780863161445
Keywords: documentary, comic, book, readers, writers, history, beginners, african
Pages: 126
Published: 1991
  • Rating: 60%

Archaeological discoveries indicate that Africa was the birthplace of humankind. African History For Beginners provides striking visuals and fascinating text which bring to life this continent of riches and wonders, and also of people often unknown or misunderstood. Explore the rich history of the continent of contrasts. Discover the glory of the Pharaohs, the Towers of Zimbabwe, the cosmology of the Yoruba, and the courage of the Masai. The plight of the African nations has gained the world’s attention, yet the African culture is usually overlooked. African History For Beginners is a uni
ISBN: 0896086526, 9780896086524
Keywords: race, resistance, first, century, americans, african, twenty
Pages: 206
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 60%

In Race and Resistance: African-Americans in the Twenty-First Century, leading African-American scholars and activists discuss the state of Black America today and the prospects for achieving full civil rights and equality.This broad, inclusive anthology makes a vital contribution to our understanding of racism and how it can be overcome. Contributors include Abdul Akalimat on "e-black studies;" Dan Aldridge on spirituality and activism; Amiri Baraka on wisdom and cultural expression; Cathy Cohen on the continuing impact of AIDS in the African-American community; Ron Daniels on race
ISBN: 0641928173, 9780641928178
Keywords: overcome
Pages: 320
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 100%