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Look, a White!
George Yancy, author of Look, a White!, interviewed Joe Feagin for his Opinionator column, The Stone, on the New York Times blog on July 27.

Not from Here
Allan Johnson, author of Not from Here, has more interviews about his memoir this week. He will be a guest on the following radio stations:
Arlington Public News (Arlington, MA) taped interview.
KCBX (90.1 FM, San Luis Obispo, CA), "Ideasphere," on July 29 at 5:00 pm.
WBTN "Books, Yarns & Tales"; (1370-AM, Bennington, VT) on August 3 at 9:00 am.
WORT "The 8:00 Buzz" (89.9 FM Madison, WI) on August 4 at 9:05 am.

The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation
Darrel Wanzer-Serrano, author of The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation, penned an open letter on his blog on July 27 to the editors of the New York Daily News about a recent article on the Puerto Rican community and the New York Young Lords. On July 28, the New York Daily News published some of the letter, which Wanzer-Serrano also discussed in his blog.

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