Today professor and author Shanita Hubbard speaks with The Stacks about her book Ride or Die: A Feminist Manifesto for the Well-Being of Black Women. We discuss the cultural erasure of Black women and why the idea that they will “save the world” is manipulative. We also note how Black female essayists have been weaving together scholarly and pop cultural commentary in the most complex and delightful ways.
The Stacks Book Club selection for March is Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. We will discuss the book on March 29th with Shanita Hubbard.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes and on Bookshop.org and Amazon.
- Ride or Die by Shanita Hubbard
- The Corner (Common, 2005)
- 50 years of hip-hop at the 2023 Grammy Awards
- Megan Thee Stallion
- Cardi B
- The Lox
- Audre Lorde
- Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom
- Eloquent Rage by Brittany Cooper
- Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
- Toni Morrison
- Soros Justice Fellowship
- James Baldwin Fellowship
- Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Lauryn Hill
- Sean Combs
- Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe
- Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
- Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
- Furious Hours by Casey Cep
- The Body Liberation Project by Chrissy King
- Rogues by Patrick Radden Keefe
- The Faraway Brothers by Lauren Markham
- Stakes Is High by Mychal Denzel Smith
- Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching by Mychal Denzel Smith
- Stakes Is High by Mychal Denzel Smith (audiobook)
- When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost by Joan Morgan
- Heavy by Kiese Laymon
- Black Women Will Save the World by April Ryan
- The Movement Made Us by David Dennis Jr. and David Dennis Sr.
- All About Love by bell hooks
- Black Women Writers at Work edited by Claudia Tate
- Maya Angelou
- Nikki Giovanni
- Black Girl Call Home by Jasmine Mans
- Shameka Erby
- Mahogany Books (Washington DC)
- Harriett’s Bookshop (Philadelphia, PA)
- Uncle Bobbie’s (Philadelphia, PA)
- Barnes & Noble
- “Ep. 135 The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley– The Stacks Book Club (Marc Lamont Hill)” (The Stacks)
- Red Lip Theology by Candice Marie Benbow
- No Ashes in the Fire by Darnell L Moore
- It Was All a Dream by Justin Tinsley
- The Notorious B.I.G.
- Too Short
- Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day by Nikki Giovanni
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- “A New Way to Read Gatsby” (Alonzo Vereen, The Atlantic)
- Combahee River Collective
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