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Touré 1971-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 56 publications in 4 languages and 3,931 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Soul music  Rock music  Funk (Music)  Rhythm and blues music  Nonfiction films  Filmed panel discussions 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3570.O768, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Touré
Who's afraid of post-blackness? : what it means to be Black now by Touré( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the age of Obama, racial attitudes have become more complicated and nuanced than ever before. Inspired by a president who is unlike any Black man ever seen on our national stage, we are searching for new ways of understanding Blackness. In this book, the author, a commentator and journalist tackles what it means to be Black in America today. He begins by examining the concept of "Post-Blackness," a term that defines artists who are proud to be Black but don't want to be limited by identity politics and boxed in by race. He soon discovers that the desire to be rooted in but not constrained by Blackness is everywhere. In this book he argues that Blackness is infinite, that any identity imaginable is Black, and that all expressions of Blackness are legitimate. -- From the publsher
Soul city by Touré( )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soul City is an urban utopia, where the local house of worship is St. Pimp's House of Baptist Rapture, and the candidates for mayor are locked in a fierce battle for DJ supremacy. Into this wonderful place comes Cadillac Jackson, a journalist who falls for the beautiful Mahogany Sunflower--whose family posesses the ability to fly. Challenged by his dazzling surroundings, Cadillac looks deep within himself and begins to understand his true character
Soul city : a novel by Touré( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel about an African-American utopia threatened by the darker side of human nature
I would die 4 u : why Prince became an icon by Touré( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life, work, and cultural influence of the celebrated and controversial singer, songwriter, musician, and pop-culture icon
The portable promised land : stories by Touré( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories takes place in the utopian world of Soul City and includes such tales as "The Sad, Sweet Story of Sugar Lips Shinehot" and "Afrolexicology: Today's Bi-Annual List of the Top 50 Words in African America."
Never drank the kool-aid : essays by Touré( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His name is Toure, just Toure, and like many of the musicians, athletes, and celebrities he's profiled, he has affected the way that we think about culture in America. He has profiled Eminem, 50 Cent, and Alicia Keys for the cover of Rolling Stone. He's played high stakes poker with Jay Z and basketball with Prince and Wynton Marsalis. In Toure's world, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. sits beside Condoleezza Rice who sits beside hip-hop pioneer Tupac Shakur, and all of them are fascinating company. This book is the chronicle of Toure's unparalleled journey through the American funhouse called pop culture. Its rooms are filled with creative, arrogant, kind, ordinary, and extraordinary people, most of whom happen to be famous. It is Toure's gift to be able to see through the artifice of their world and understand the genuine motivations behind their achievements, to see who they truly are as people. This is a searingly funny, surprisingly unguarded and deeply insightful look at a world few of us comprehend
Who's afraid of post-blackness? by Touré( Recording )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A provocative look at what it means to be Black today. It includes excerpts from over 100 interviews with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Cornel West, Skip Gates, Melissa Harris-Perry, Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, Glenn Ligon, Malcolm Gladwell, Paul Mooney, New York Governor David Paterson, Harold Ford, Jr., Soledad O'Brien, Kamala Harris, Chuck D, Questlove, and others
The collection by Sly & the Family Stone (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce qu'il faut savoir pour la Prière, Réparer les erreurs commises en son sein, par Cheikh Touré,... Traduit par Alioune Date. [Avant-propos par Mokhtar Ben Hamid.] by Touré( Book )

3 editions published in 1956 in Multiple languages and French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oeuvres de P.J. de Béranger, mises dans un nouvel ordre et ornées de 40 gravures by Pierre-Jean de Béranger( Book )

1 edition published in 1828 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fin que tu deviennes un croyant by Cheikh Touré( Book )

2 editions published between 1900 and 1957 in Arabic and Multiple languages and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toure's Theory by Touré( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Theater talks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This installment of Theater Talks at the Schomburg Center features members of the cast and creative team of the current Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet in which the members of the Montague family are white, and the Capulet family are black. Journalist, Touré, leads the discussion. He is joined on the stage by Director David Leveaux, Orlando Bloom (Romeo), Chuck Cooper (Lord Capulet), and Condola Rashad (Juliet). Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, introduces the panelists
What makes a black book black?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panelists discussed what makes a black book black and what the pros and cons are of such a label. Mr. Watkins is the author of Who Killed Tiffany Jones, published by Amistad Press. Mr. Toure is the author of The Portable Promised Land, published by Little Brown and Company. Ms. Rhodes is the author of Douglass' Women, published by Pocket Books. Mr. Mansbach is the author of Shackling Water, published by Doubleday. After their discussion, they answered questions from the audience
Les @Obligations d'un Tidiane... @ des deux sexes, par Cheikh Touré. Traduit par Beye Amadou by Touré( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Touré with Mat Johnson by Touré( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A contributing editor at Rolling Stone, Touré won the Sam Adams Short Story Contest sponsored by Zoetrope magazine. The stories in The Portable Promised Land introduce Soul City, an imagined utopia where magic happens and black is beautiful. Essence magazine says Philly's own Mat Johnson has written a novel that "...signals the arrival of a talented new fiction writer...adroit at both satire and creating memorable characters." Drop, which has been favorably compared to the early writings of James Baldwin and Ralph Ellison, offers a wild ride through class-consciousness and self-consciousness
How hip-hop dominates modern culture( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shades of hip hop. the cypher( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1997, the Village Voice put together a panel of up and coming Hip Hop artists who have since left their mark on the culture. The conversation was heated, emotional, and very personal. Plus, one of the classic battles of the rap game was launched while Shades ... caught it all on video. To help us get back to that era, pop-culture/urban entertainment journalist and contributing editor to Rolling Stone magazine, Toure gives us his perspective as the young writer who captured the classic event in print. Also, don't miss the commentary after the feature about Hip Hop, the radio, and much more
In the End, Black Men Must Lead by Touré( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soul city by Touré( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soul City is an urban utopia, where the local house of worship is St. Pimp's House of Baptist Rapture, and the candidates for mayor are locked in a fierce battle for DJ supremacy. Into this wonderful place comes Cadillac Jackson, a journalist who falls for the beautiful Mahogany Sunflower--whose family posesses the ability to fly. Challenged by his dazzling surroundings, Cadillac looks deep within himself and begins to understand his true character
 
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Who's afraid of post-blackness? : what it means to be Black now
Alternative Names
Touré American journalist

Touré Amerikaans journalist

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Soul city : a novelThe portable promised land : storiesNever drank the kool-aid : essaysWho's afraid of post-blackness?