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July 30, 1990 | ITABARI NJERI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her first foray into publishing was the 1985 sub-culture opus "How Not To Eat Pork (or life without the pig)." Shahrazad Ali (no relation to the boxer but a slugger in her own right; "I pull no punches," she says) has written and published "The Blackman's Guide to Understanding the Blackwoman." Its front cover bears the teaser "Read it before she does . . . " The book appears to be an independent publisher's happiest dream.
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July 30, 1990 | ITABARI NJERI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her first foray into publishing was the 1985 sub-culture opus "How Not To Eat Pork (or life without the pig)." Shahrazad Ali (no relation to the boxer but a slugger in her own right; "I pull no punches," she says) has written and published "The Blackman's Guide to Understanding the Blackwoman." Its front cover bears the teaser "Read it before she does . . . " The book appears to be an independent publisher's happiest dream.
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February 2, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Radio show host and producer Kwaku Person-Lynn would like to rewrite the history books. A college professor with a doctorate in African-American studies, he has the scholarly credentials to take on such a daunting task. Instead, he has taken to the airwaves to help promote a broader understanding of history and world cultures. "The main reason for doing this is because European and American scholars have lied to the world in writing world history," said Person-Lynn on Wednesday.
BOOKS
February 14, 1993 | Theresa Drew
Whether the brainchild of an entrepreneurial genius or the fulfillment of an existing need, the African-American bookstore has become an integral part of life in Los Angeles. Eso-Won, Aquarian and Crossroads are three of the broadest-based African-American bookstores in Los Angeles.
NEWS
September 29, 1991 | DAVID SHARP, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Leola Marshall has lived in Maine since the late 1940s, but the Mississippi native still can't understand blacks living in northern New England, the nation's whitest region. Her family drove to Maine in a beat-up car with a bent fender and a smashed headlight to look for work. She arrived only to discover that the black neighborhood in the state capital, Augusta, consisted of a single black family.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 1991 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As its subtitle announces, "Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery," at West Coast Ensemble in Hollywood, is more of "a celebration of love and family" than a play. But then, author Shay Youngblood, who has based the piece on her short story collection, "The Big Mama Stories," isn't aiming for a play in any standard way. Its spirit is based in the African-American tradition that believes that a story, and storytelling, are means of passing on wisdom and changing people.
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