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Super_d
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Social critic and author Tavis Smiley is in town to discuss his book , 'The Covenant with Black America' at Borders Books in Compuware Center on Woodward at 3:30pm today.

also

The brilliant Black intellectual Cornell West will also be with Tavis to discuss the current state of Black America.

Sorry about the late notice.... but if you miss the book signing, the 2 gentlemen will be at...

Greater Grace Temple
23500 West 7 mile Rd.
Detroit, MI. 48219

7pm tonight!

A great way to start Fathers Day Weekend:-)

peace-out.

super d(motordetroit)
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Itsjeff
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Race Matters was a brilliant book. Wish I had time to go to Borders today. It'd be an honor to meet Cornel West.
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Rosedaleken
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It sure was. I'll be at Greater Grace.
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Livedog2
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When Thomas Sowell comes to Detroit to do a book signing is when I will go to see an author. The other two whose names I won't repeat pander to victimization.

Livedog2
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Susanarosa
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Terry Foster was at the Borders in Compuware this afternoon signing his book.

That's all.

(Message edited by susanarosa on June 16, 2006)
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Barnesfoto
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in what way? please elaborate.
(if you don't know what elaborate means, nevermind.)
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Dalangdon
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Hey, I'll Pander! Tavis Smiley and Cornell West! Wish I was there to see them.

They are both intelligent and insightful authors and personalities. Tavis is one of my favorites. I never miss his weekly radio show. If you listened, you'd see that he's about as far from being a victim as you can get.

I've never heard of that other guy, but a google search didn't excite me. Same old conservative drivel you can read anywhere. That's fine for those who need that sort of thing, but I prefer to use my brain.
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Bvos
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Thomas Sowell... Make me puke!
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Neilr
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The Friends of The Detroit Public Library brought Dr. West in last year to speak. There was a standing-room only crowd.
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Jjaba
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Do any of them have strong Detroit connections?

jjaba. (out of the loop.)
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Fury13
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Jjaba:

Cornel West was born in Tulsa and grew up in Oklahoma, Kansas, and California. Degrees from Harvard and Princeton. The author and speaker has taught at Yale, Union Theological Seminary and Princeton.

Tavis Smiley grew up near Kokomo, Indiana and went to Indiana University. Had some early involvement in Los Angeles politics and then became a broadcaster and author. Still based out of Los Angeles.

Thomas Sowell was born in North Carolina and grew up in Harlem in NYC. The economist-writer-columnist went to Harvard, Columbia University, and the University of Chicago. He's had professorships at Cornell, Rutgers, Amherst College, Brandeis U., UCLA, and Stanford.

So... no, no real Detroit ties.

(Message edited by Fury13 on June 16, 2006)
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Jjaba
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Posted on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 5:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Fury.

jjaba.

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