African Americans

Home/African Americans

Onoso Imoagene, Author Of Beyond Expectations: Second-Generation Nigerians In The United States and Britain Chats With Dr. Alvin

Onoso Imoagene In Beyond Expectations, Onoso Imoagene delves into the multifaceted identities of second-generation Nigerian adults in the United States and Britain. She argues that they conceive of an alternative notion of "black" identity that differs radically from African American and Black Caribbean notions of "black" in the United States and Britain. Instead of considering themselves in terms of their country of destination alone, second-generation Nigerians define themselves in complicated ways that balance racial status, a diasporic Nigerian ethnicity, a pan-African identity, and identification with fellow immigrants. Based on over 150 interviews, Beyond Expectations seeks to understand how race, ethnicity, and class shape identity and how globalization, transnationalism, and national context inform sense of self.

John R. Bohrer, Author Of The Revolution Of Robert Kennedy: From Power To Protest After JFK Chats With Dr. Alvin

John Bohrer On November 22nd, 1963, Bobby Kennedy received a phone call that altered his life forever. The president, his brother, had been shot. JFK would not survive. In The Revolution of Robert Kennedy, journalist John R. Bohrer focuses in intimate and revealing detail on Bobby Kennedy's life during the three years following JFK's assassination. Torn between mourning the past and plotting his future, Bobby was placed in a sudden competition with his political enemy, Lyndon Johnson, for control of the Democratic Party. No longer the president's closest advisor, Bobby struggled to find his place within the Johnson administration, eventually deciding to leave his Cabinet post to run for the U.S. Senate, and establish an [...]

Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Prince George’s County Drug Policy Coalition to Honor Student Leaders Chats With Dr. Alvin

LateShift-Valencia Campbell 060917 PGCDPC To Honor Student Leaders

Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Eliminate the Stressors: What You Need to Know Chats With Dr. Alvin

LateShift-Valencia Campbell 060217 Eliminating Stressors

DrAlvin.Com Welcomes KC & The Sunshine Band To The Nashville Symphony

KC & The Sunshine Band Nashville Symphony Mixdown It’s the party event of the summer! With their distinctive “Miami sound,” KC & the Sunshine Band have been making people dance for four decades. Be there as these pioneers make their first Schermerhorn appearance, and shake your booty to these hits plus many more: (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty That’s the Way (I Like It) I’m Your Boogie Man Keep It Comin’ Love Get Down Tonight Please Don’t Go Boogie Shoes To order your tickets visit NashvilleSymphony.org or call 615.687.6400.

Holger Hoock, Author Of Scars Of Independence: America’s Violent Birth Chats With Dr. Alvin

Holger Hoock A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITOR'S CHOICE A magisterial new work that rewrites the story of America's founding The American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire. It’s a stirring narrative, and one the founders did their best to encourage after the war. But as historian Holger Hoock shows in this deeply researched and elegantly written account of America’s founding, the Revolution was not only a high-minded battle over principles, but also a profoundly violent civil war—one that shaped the nation, and the British Empire, in ways we have only begun to understand. In Scars of Independence, Hoock writes [...]

David J. Garrow, Author Of Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama Chats With Dr. Alvin

David Garrow NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rising Star is the definitive account of Barack Obama's formative years that made him the man who became the forty-fourth president of the United States—from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross Barack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. In this penetrating biography, David J. Garrow delivers an epic work about the life of Barack Obama, creating a rich tapestry of a life little understood, until now. Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama captivatingly describes Barack Obama's tumultuous upbringing as a young black man attending [...]

DrAlvin.Com Welcomes Amy Black A Memphis Revue To City Winery Nashville

Amy Black A Memphis Music Revue with Amy Black On Sunday June 11th at 7PM. To purchase tickets call 615-324-1010. Join The Amy Black Band for a soulful evening of music originally recorded in Memphis by artists including Ann Peebles, Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Bobby Blue Bland, O.V. Wright, Al Green, Otis Clay and others. Take a musical journey through time with songs recorded on the Hi Records, Stax Records and Sun Records labels, along with new original songs that capture the soul and grit of Memphis music. ABOUT AMY BLACK Amy Black’s fourth solo release, “Memphis” (June 2017) was recorded in Memphis, TN with Scott Bomar, a grammy-nominated producer and leader of the band [...]