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  1. Adventure: Rope Burn
    The New Yorker, August 23, 1999, pp. 194-195
  2. African American Lives (2004)
  3. The African American National Biography (2008)
    1 Review
  4. Africana (1999)
    The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience
    2 Reviews
  5. All the Way to Timbuktu
    A sentimental journey to the historical center of Africa's intellectual life
    The New Republic, April 20, 1998, pp. 17-18
  6. America Behind the Color Line (2004)
    Dialogues with African Americans
  7. American Notes
    The End of Loyalty
    The New Yorker, March 9, 1998, pp. 34-41
  8. Annals of Race: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man
    The Simpson verdict and the Million Man March go on trial before a different kind of jury
    The New Yorker, October 23, 1995, pp. 56-61
  9. The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin (2006)
    3 Reviews
  10. [+]
    Art and Ardor (Review)
    White People, by Allan Gurganus
    1. White People by Allan Gurganus
    The Nation, April 15, 1991, pp. 492-494
  11. [+]
    Behind the Camera: Niggaz with Latitude (Review)
    Menace II Society (1993 Film), by Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes
    1. Menace II Society (1993 Film) by Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes
    The New Yorker, March 21, 1994, pp. 143-145
  12. The Bondwoman's Narrative (2002)
    3 Reviews
  13. [+]
    Books (Review)
    Makes Me Wanna Holler, by Nathan McCall
    1. Makes Me Wanna Holler by Nathan McCall
    The New Yorker, March 7, 1994, pp. 94-98
  14. [+]
    Books: The Weaning of America (Review)
    The Culture of Complaint, by Robert Hughes
    1. The Culture of Complaint by Robert Hughes
    The New Yorker, April 19, 1993, pp. 113-117
  15. Colored People: A Memoir (1994)
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  16. Comment
    Men Behaving Badly
    The New Yorker, August 18, 1997, pp. 4-5
  17. Comment: Heroes, Inc.
    As Dr. King goes digital, a complicated history gets X'd out
    The New Yorker, January 16, 1995, pp. 6-7
  18. Comment: Marketing Justice
    How we misjudge juries
    The New Yorker, February 24, 1997, pp. 11-13
  19. Comment: The Black Leadership Myth
    It's time to stop following illusions of racial unanimity
    The New Yorker, October 24, 1994, pp. 7-11
  20. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    Contract Killer (Review)
    The Alchemy of Race and Rights, by Patricia J. Williams
    1. The Alchemy of Race and Rights by Patricia J. Williams
    The Nation, June 10, 1991, pp. 766-769
  21. The Critics
    A Critic At Large
    The New Yorker, January 20, 2003, pp. 82-83
  22. Cultural Politics
    The White Negro
    The New Yorker, May 11, 1998, pp. 62-65
  23. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    To 'Deprave and Corrupt' (Review)
    Girls Lean Back Everywhere, by Edward de Grazia
    1. Girls Lean Back Everywhere by Edward de Grazia
    The Nation, June 29, 1992, pp. 898-902
  24. Dept. of Disputation: The Chitlin Circuit
    It's not Strindberg, it's not high art, and it's probably not what August Wilson wants ...
    The New Yorker, February 3, 1997, pp. 44-46
  25. The Dictionary of Global Culture (1997)
    What Every American Needs to Know as We Enter the Next Century--From Diderot ...
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  26. Downtown Chronicles: Sudden Def
    While Republicans are making a campaign issue, poets and rappers together have made con...
    The New Yorker, June 19, 1995, pp. 34-42
  27. [+]
    The Empire Writes Back (Review)
    East, West, by Salman Rushdie
    1. East, West by Salman Rushdie
    The New Yorker, January 23, 1995, pp. 91-93
  28. Figures in Black (1988)
    Words, Signs, and the "Racial Self"
    1 Review
  29. Finding Oprah's Roots (2007)
    Finding Your Own
  30. The Fire Last Time
    The New Republic, June 1, 1992, pp. 37-43
  31. Frederick Douglass: Autobiographies (1994)
    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  32. The Future of the Race (1996)
    2 Reviews
  33. Going Back
    An African American's journey to a continent he visited twenty-five years ago, at a mor...
    The New Republic, June 16, 1997, pp. 19-22
  34. Kernal of Light
    Could Colin Powell save Nigeria?
    The New Republic, December 18, 1995, pp. 12-15
  35. [+]
    Let Them Talk (Review)
    Words That Wound, by Mari J. Matsuda, Charles R. Lawrence III, and Richard Delgado, ...
    1. Words That Wound by Mari J. Matsuda, Charles R. Lawrence III, and Richard Delgado, ...
    The New Republic, September 20, 1993, pp. 37-48
  36. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, October 17, 1996, pp. 61-64
  37. Life and Letters
    The Fugitive
    The New Yorker, February 18, 2002, pp. 104-115
  38. Life and Letters: White Like Me
    Anatole Broyard did not like limitations: he wanted to be a writer, not a black writer....
    The New Yorker, June 17, 1996, pp. 66-81
  39. Lincoln on Race and Slavery (2009)
    1 Review
  40. [+]
    Living Large (Review)
    The Flamingo Rising, by Larry Baker
    1. The Flamingo Rising by Larry Baker
    The New Yorker, September 15, 1997, pp. 88-89
  41. Loose Canons (1992)
    Notes on the Culture Wars
    2 Reviews
  42. [+]
    Murder She Wrote (Review)
    Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart, by Joyce Carol Oates
    1. Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart by Joyce Carol Oates
    The Nation, July 2, 1990, pp. 27-28
  43. Music and Politics: Belafonte's Balancing Act
    What did America's biggest singing star put ahead of his career?
    The New Yorker, August 26, 1996, pp. 132-142
  44. Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown (2002)
    1 Review
  45. The Next President
    Dole 2000
    The New Yorker, October 20, 1997, pp. 228-235
  46. The Norton Anthology of African American Litera... (1997)
    2 Reviews
  47. The Double-Edged Sword of Race-Pride
    On Honoring Blackness
    The American Enterprise, September 1995, p. 49
  48. Onward and Upward With the Arts: The Body Politic
    Before the dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones created his landmark "Still/Here," he...
    The New Yorker, November 28, 1994, pp. 112-121
  49. Our Nig: or, Sketches from the Life of a Free B... (1983)
    In a Two-Story White House, North, Showing That Slavery's Shadows Fall Even T...
    3 Reviews
  50. Books
    [+]
    Parody of Forms (Review)
    Shrovetide in Old New Orleans, by Ishmael Reed
    1. Shrovetide in Old New Orleans by Ishmael Reed
    The Saturday Review, March 4, 1978, pp. 28-29
  51. Personal History
    Family Matters
    The New Yorker, December 1, 2008, pp. 34-38
  52. Personal History: In the Kitchen
    To straighten or not to straighten? In his mother's home beauty parlor, the author disc...
    The New Yorker, April 18, 1994, pp. 82-85
  53. A Place of Our Own (2004 Film)
  54. The Political Scene: Powell and the Black Elite
    Colin Powell discusses what role race plays for a man in his position---and other black...
    The New Yorker, September 25, 1995, pp. 64-73
  55. Portraits in Black
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1976, pp. 16-25
  56. Postscript
    Dorothy West
    The New Yorker, September 7, 1998, pp. 82-84
  57. Profile: King of Cats
    What has the critic and novelist Albert Murray inspired in generations of black intelle...
    The New Yorker, April 8, 1996, pp. 70-73
  58. Reflections: Blacklash?
    Some civil-rights veterans complain that gays are trying to filch the black movement's ...
    The New Yorker, May 17, 1993, pp. 42-44
  59. A Reporter at Large: Black London
    The rise of Afro-Saxon culture
    The New Yorker, April 28, 1997, pp. 194-205
  60. A Reporter at Large: Hating Hillary
    Bad-mouthing the First Lady is a new national pastime, but why are so many prominent wo...
    The New Yorker, February 26, 1996, pp. 116-121
  61. A Reporter at Large: The Charmer
    Louis Farrakhan leads a gropu that has inspired thousands to reform their lives. He's a...
    The New Yorker, April 29, 1996, pp. 116-121
  62. Second Thoughts: After the Revolution
    Leaders of the sixties talk about the nineties
    The New Yorker, April 29, 1996, pp. 59-61
  63. The Signifying Monkey (1989)
    A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism
    2 Reviews
  64. Slave Narratives (2000)
    1 Review
  65. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man (1997)
    1 Review
  66. [+]
    Time Bandits (Review)
    Cuba Libre, by Elmore Leonard
    1. Cuba Libre by Elmore Leonard
    The New Yorker, January 26, 1998, pp. 83-84
  67. The Trials of Phillis Wheatley (2003)
    America's First Black Poet and Encounters with the Founding Fathers
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  68. Essay
    The Two Nations of Black America
    The Best of Times, the Worst of Times
    The Brookings Review, Spring 1998, pp. 4-7
  69. What is Patriotism?
    The Nation, July 15, 1991, p. 91
  70. What's in a Name?
    Dissent, Fall 1989, pp. 487-495
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