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Newsweek's Ellis Cose: An "almost universal experience for black men"

Posted at 10:53 AM on August 3, 2009 by Jeff Horwich (1 Comments)

cose1.jpgWe began the latest podcast with Ellis Cose, Newsweek columnist and author (among other books) of "The Envy of the World: On being a black man in America."

As the national conversation veered off into the White House beer choices, Ellis helped us reflect on what actually happened -- the historical and social context of the Henry Louis Gates Jr. episode:

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In that moment, Gates chose his words with some amount of thought: "Is it because I'm a black man in America?" That's heavy stuff. Thanks to Ellis Cose for talking us through the implications. (Image via

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Dear Mr. Cose:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for a job well done. I am a Liberian refugee, currently, living in the United States--and, fcing mountain of odds, however, through it all -- I managed to published a children's book, entitle GREEDY APIDER--in adition to that I have completed 6 more manuscripts but my major trouble is lack of exposure. to view the book go to

It is within the above foregoing circumstnces that I am appealing to you to assist me in anyway you possibly can. I be reach at 919-620-9645 -- thank you in advance for your kind respond.

Posted by BNW Nagbe, Sr. | August 20, 2009 1:18 AM

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