Living Color is the first book to investigate the social history of skin color from prehistory to the present, showing how our body’s most visible trait influences our social interactions in profound and complex ways. In a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion, Nina G. Jablonski begins with the biology and evolution of skin pigmentation, explaining how skin color changed as humans moved around the globe. She explores the relationship between melanin pigment and sunlight, and examines the consequences of rapid migrations, vacations, and other lifestyle choices that can create mismatches between our skin color and our environment. Richly illustrated, this book explains why skin color has come to be a biological trait with great social meaning— a product of evolution perceived by culture. It considers how we form impressions of others, how we create and use stereotypes, how negative stereotypes about dark skin developed and have played out through history—including being a basis for the transatlantic slave trade. Offering examples of how attitudes about skin color differ in the U.S., Brazil, India, and South Africa, Jablonski suggests that a knowledge of the evolution and social importance of skin color can help eliminate color-based discrimination and racism.
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
An Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling
Author: Emmanuel Yartekwei Lartey
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Reviews of the first edition:. ' ... a wonderful balance of the major themes, as well as the developing trends, within pastoral theology. - Lee H. Butler, Chicago Theological Seminary. ' ... moves beyond established paradigms of pastoral care as something which is done by ordained, white, middle-class males, and seeks to radically challenge contemporary understandings of what pastoral care is and who should be doing it.'. - Contact: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Pastoral Care. 'His work provides a cognitive framework for engaging persons from a variety of backgrounds in creating community. My s.
Stories from In Living Color, Pop Culture, and the Stand-Up Comedy Scene of the 80s & 90s
Author: Tommy Davidson
Publisher: Kensington Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In 1990, Tommy Davidson burst onto the scene in the Emmy Award-winning show In Living Color, a pioneering sketch comedy show, featuring a multi-racial cast of actors and dancers who spoke to an underrepresented new generation created by Hip Hop Nation. A story of black excellence, in this revealing memoir, Tommy shares his unique perspective on making it in Hollywood, being an integral part of television history, on fame and family, and on living a life that has never been black and white—just funny and true . . . Abandoned as an infant on the streets of Greenville, Mississippi, and rescued by a loving white family, Tommy Davidson spent most of his childhood unaware that he was different from his brother and sister. All that changed as he came of age in a society of racial barriers—ones that he was soon to help break. On a fledgling network, Tommy joined the cast of In Living Color, alongside other relative newcomers including Jim Carrey, Rosie Perez, Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Lopez—all united by an ingenious throng of Wayans siblings (Keenen, Damon, Kim, Shawn, and Marlon), poised to break new ground. Now Tommy gives readers the never-before-told behind-the-scenes story of the first show born of the Hip Hop Nation: from its incredible rise, to his own creation of such unforgettable characters as Sweet Tooth Jones and dead-on impressions of Sammy Davis, Jr., Michael Jackson, M.C. Hammer and Sugar Ray Leonard, and appearing in such classic sketches as “Homie The Clown,” the “Hey Mon, family,” and the unforgettable “Ugly Woman,” through guest-star skirmishes (and black eyes) to backstage tensions and the eventual fall of this pop-culture touchstone. He reveals his own nascent career on the stand-up circuit with Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Louie Anderson and performing with Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor, as well as reflections on working with Spike Lee, Halle Berry, Sam Jackson, Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith. And he also shares his very personal story of living with—and being inspired and empowered by—two distinct family histories. Told with humor and hard-won honesty by a singular voice whose family and friendships help him navigate a life of personal and professional highs and lows, Living in Color is a bracing, illuminating, and remarkable success story. An homage to the groundbreaking series In Living Color was featured in Bruno Mars’s music video for his hit song Finesse, a remixed collaboration with Cardi B. It was a loving tribute that exemplified the sustained cultural impact of the show, and now 90s kids can dig into their nostalgia through this humorous memoir of one of its stars!
Atlantic City Queen of Resorts or America's Playground - you decide. Come inside and take a new look at Atlantic City today, a family destination with something for everyone and more surprises to come.
Red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink—animals can be startlingly colorful. Why are they found in so many shades, tints, and hues? From the scarlet ibis to the blue-tongued skink, award-winning author/illustrator Steve Jenkins depicts a whole world of colorful animals in his signature style. Living Color explores a range of animals from old favorites like the pink flamingo to rare and fascinating creatures such as the long-wattled umbrella bird and the ringed caecilian. How do the brilliant feathers, scales,shells, and skin of these animals help them survive? Find out in this strikingly beautiful book how animals use color to warn predators, signal friends, attract a mate, or hide from their enemies.
From fill-in art journals to self-help books on creativity, more than ever the public is striving to bring artistic enlightenment into their everyday lives. In Living Color, one of the country’s most celebrated writers expounds on her own path to artistic inspiration. Tailored to a new generation of aspiring creatives, this revised and expanded edition pairs 13 of Goldberg’s engaging and encouraging essays with 75 of her paintings and 22 never-before-shared artistic exercises. This timely re-publication will speak straight to the heart of readers everywhere who want to break down creative barriers or explore their creativity anew.
An Anthology of Contemporary Student Writings on Race
Author: Megan Schoen
In Living Color: An Anthology of Contemporary Student Writings on Race is a compilation of recent college student perspectives from La Salle University on the contentious and deeply divisive issue of race in the United States of America. Collected between 2014-2017, the works offer a broad range of reflections on race, privilege, prejudice, and systemic racism witnessed and experienced by university students today. Through writings composed both inside and outside their coursework, students share their voices in multiple genres-including research articles, poetry, personal essays, artwork, and multimedia projects. Faculty and staff introductions provide scholarly frameworks for the students' experiences and represent many disciplines across the university. At the heart of this book is a commitment to the principles of student-centered learning and social justice that pervade education in the Lasallian tradition. This anthology contains works appropriate to assign in college-level classes across the curriculum, in both undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as in high schools. Whether you teach within arts and sciences, business, nursing and health sciences, or other fields, In Living Color contains readings relevant to your classes. While created in the context of a Lasallian school, this text could be used productively by any university or high school educators interested in amplifying students' voices about race. Readings in this book can be assigned for faculty development activities, student organizations, campus and community events, and themed initiatives including student retreats and orientations. This important and timely collection invites us all as citizens of the world to enter into conversation with the student, faculty and staff authors, continuing the challenging but necessary work performed within these pages. The elephant in every college classroom is race. This volume does three things. First, it dares to broach this taboo subject. Second, it shows the elephantine nature of race by illustrating how it looms over the lives of students, faculty and all Americans. Third and most significantly, In Living Color is a how-to manual for discussing race in a sensitive, honest and productive way. You and your students need this book. --Dr. Brian J. Jones, Professor of Sociology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA As I read In Living Color: An Anthology of Contemporary Student Writings on Race, I found myself wishing that I were teaching a course in college theology, history, sociology, literature, psychology or music! I would love to have had such a resource on hand for students as I constructed a unit or even a course on issues relating to race and other forms of discrimination. The essays and poetry are provocative and evocative, challenging and enlightening. The additional material provided by the faculty including both essays from their specific disciplines and suggestions for using the material in each chapter make this a most valuable book. I highly recommend its use. I can even imagine using it with AP high school students. Doctors Reardon, Schoen and Longo deserve our gratitude for this contribution to conversations that we desperately need. --Dr. Honora Werner, OP, Associate Professor and Director, Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO
Lilah Conway's comfortable life as an executive wife in a posh Chicago suburb is put in jeopardy when Rose Wilkins, her beautiful light-skinned black twin sister, asks her to join a dangerous game of deception
Offering fresh and exciting approaches to solving global problems, this book creatively views challenging social issues through the lens of racial and ethnic psychology. • Utilizes concepts of racial and ethnic minority psychology to address important issues of the 21st century, offering unique insights into the nature of today's real-world problems • Presents racial and ethnic psychological perspectives on topics such as media, the criminal justice system, sexual orientation, poverty, climate change, and sustainability • Provides much-needed alternative perspectives on human behavior other than the theories, systems, and practices that are largely derived from Anglo-American research using white subjects
75 Years of Great Moments in Television & Radio from NBC
Author: Marc Robinson
Category: Performing Arts
Great Moments in Television & Radio "Broadcasting is a great resource in a nation of so much diversity, giving everyone equal access to information, education,and entertainment. That's a powerful equation for people in a free society." -Tom Brokaw
Age is just a number, or so they say. But when it really comes down to it, can an older man and a young, single mother allow their long-ignored attraction to each other to flourish, or will the demons of their pasts and complications of their lives create insurmountable barriers to love? Find out when two lives collide...In Living Color.
The Story of In Living Color and the Black Comedy Revolution
Author: David Peisner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Performing Arts
“A fascinating inside look at the trailblazing series” (Entertainment Tonight)—discover the behind-the-scenes stories and lasting impact of the trailblazing sketch comedy show that upended television, launched the careers of some of our biggest stars, and changed the way we talk, think, and laugh about race: In Living Color. Few television shows revolutionized comedy as profoundly or have had such an enormous and continued impact on our culture as In Living Color. Inspired by Richard Pryor, Carol Burnett, and Eddie Murphy, Keenen Ivory Wayans created a television series unlike any that had come before it. Along the way, he introduced the world to Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, David Alan Grier, Rosie Perez, and Jennifer Lopez, not to mention his own brothers Damon, Marlon, and Shawn Wayans. In Living Color shaped American culture in ways both seen and unseen, and was part of a sea change that moved black comedy and hip-hop culture from the shadows into the spotlight. Now, the “in-depth, well-researched” (Library Journal, starred review) Homey Don’t Play That reveals the complete, captivating story of how In Living Color overcame enormous odds to become a major, zeitgeist-seizing hit. Through exclusive interviews with the cast, writers, producers, and network executives, this insightful and entertaining chronicle follows the show’s ups and downs, friendships and feuds, tragedies and triumphs, sketches and scandals, the famous and the infamous, unveiling a vital piece of history in the evolution of comedy, television, and black culture.