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In his new book, "Black Klansman: A Memoir" now a major motion picture directed by Spike Lee and produced by Jordan Peele; Ron Stallworth tells his his extraordinary true story of being a black detective who goes undercover to investigate the KKK. Black Klansman is in theaters Friday August 10th.

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July 18th marked 100 years since Nelson Mandela’s birth and We Are LIT joined in the celebration of his centenary with Six Audiobooks you should listen to that honor his life and legacy.

 

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From confederate statues to mass shootings to sports culture and take a knee, many are struggling with the current sociopolitical climate in the United States. We Are LIT has curated seven books everyone could benefit from reading to better understand the present moment in America.

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Watch! Costume designer Kristina Makowski shares the inspiration behind her design for Epic Reads: Costume Challenge based on author Tahereh Mafi's "Shatter Me" young adult book series.

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Watch! Michael Eric Dyson swung by The Breakfast Club recently to break down his recently released book What Truth Sounds Like and hip-hop's impact on the culture. In this must watch conversation with DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God, Dyson connects a 1963 meeting between Robert F. Kennedy and James Baldwin on race relations in the United States then to the current state of race in America now; on everything from Kanye West and Trump, to sports culture and take a knee; to Drake and the history of black face. Watch!

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