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Author: William Jelani Cobb
Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, ©2007.
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"There are no simple answers, only oversimplified ones. But the cure to all social ills lies in uncovering the truth. In this timely, wide-ranging collection of essays, William Jelani Cobb uses cinema, music, literature, politics, and pop culture to reveal some discomforting realities. "On the Stroll: Pimping Three 6 Mafia" is a fascinating take on the first hip-hop group ever to win an Oscar. In "The Devil and Dave  Read more...
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Genre/Form: American essays
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Cobb, William Jelani.
Devil & Dave Chappelle & other essays.
New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608540324
Online version:
Cobb, William Jelani.
Devil & Dave Chappelle & other essays.
New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)629919339
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Jelani Cobb
ISBN: 9781560259770 1560259779
OCLC Number: 122348987
Description: xii, 319 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Troubling Waters --
Nation-Time: Cotton Comes to Washington --
41 Shots --
White Negro Please: Eminem's Race Blues --
The World Is Yours --
The Hoodrat Theory --
The Quagmire Blues --
The Cosby Show --
Fear Factor --
Terror in Black and White --
Six in One Hand --
On the Stroll: Pimping Three 6 Mafia --
Out of Time (Brian Barber's Idlewild) --
The Trouble with Harry --
Pimp-Slapping Oprah (Or We Still Wear the Mask) --
The Hater's Ball --
What Happens in Rio --
First Person --
My Daughter, Once Removed --
Seeing Double --
Two-fifth & Hollis --
The More Things Change --
Black-Owned --
Kindred's Soul: Words with Octavia Butler --
Lifecycle of a Butterfly --
The Killing Fields: Notorious B.I.G. --
Ore: Requiem for a Neighborhood Badass --
The Last Race Man --
Blood at the Root --
Rev. Al's Big Score --
King, for a Day --
Beautiful Struggle: An Interview with Talib Kweli --
The Stamp of Disapproval --
What Black People Should Know By Now --
The Road Ahead of Barack Obama --
The Tragedy of Colin Powell --
Malcolm: The Unknown --
The Genius of Harold Cruse, 1916-2005 --
The Truth about Rosa Parks --
Seeing Coretta --
Auburn Avenue Blues --
Hanging Curve: Barry Bonds as Tragic Hero --
The Good Example --
The Devil and Dave Chappelle --
Past Imperfect --
The Millionth March --
Willie Lynch Is Dead (1712?-2003) --
The Case of the Disappearing Negro --
The House Negro Blues --
Ghosts of Tuskegee --
OutKasts and Indians --
Brown v. Blacks --
The Other L-Word --
The 41st Acre --
The Good Ol' Days of Slavery --
Slavery.edu --
Forgetting Where We Came From.
Other Titles: Devil and Dave Chappelle and other essays
Responsibility: William Jelani Cobb.

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"There are no simple answers, only oversimplified ones. But the cure to all social ills lies in uncovering the truth. In this timely, wide-ranging collection of essays, William Jelani Cobb uses cinema, music, literature, politics, and pop culture to reveal some discomforting realities. "On the Stroll: Pimping Three 6 Mafia" is a fascinating take on the first hip-hop group ever to win an Oscar. In "The Devil and Dave Chappelle," Cobb discusses Chappelle's decision to walk away from a $50 million contract as not just a comedic choice but also a social and political choice, with Chappelle realizing that one wrong laugh could put him on the wrong side of the line between genius and Uncle Tom."--Jacket.

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