Busboys and Poets
November 10, 2006 (Friday)
6:30 - 8:00 PM (Langston Room) Authors Natalie Hopkinson and Natalie Y. Moore discuss and sign their new book: Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation. In Deconstructing Tyrone, journalists Hopkinson and Moore examine black masculinity from a variety of perspectives, looking not for consensus but for insight. With chapters on Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, on the complicated relationship between women and hip-hop, babydaddies, gay black men on the so-called â€œdown low,â€ strippers and their fathers, black men in the office, at school, and in jail, Deconstructing Tyrone presents a multifaceted picture of American black men. Hopkinson is a staff writer at the Washington Post and a Scripps Howard doctoral fellow at the University of Maryland-College Park, where she is also a visiting professor of journalism. A graduate of Howard University, she lives in Washington, D.C. Moore is a freelance journalist who has worked for the Pioneer Press, Detroit News, and Associated Press. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Bitch, Black Enterprise, NPR.org and In These Times. She is a graduate of Howard University and has a masterâ€™s from Northwestern Universityâ€™s Medill School of Journalism.