Jamie Walker Table

Jamie Walker Table


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Jamie Walker Table



Books by Jamie Walker

101 Ways Black Women Can Learn to Love Themselves: A Gift for Women of All Ages  /  Signifyin’ Me: New and Selected Poems

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Dr. Jamie Walker, originally from Oakland, California, resides in Washington, D.C.  Walker graduated magna cum laude from San Francisco State University, where she studied Theater Arts and Black Studies.  She received both her Masters and Ph.D. in African American and Caribbean Literature from Howard University. Her dissertation was on poet Sonia Sanchez and her master’s thesis was on author Jamaica Kincaid

Walker starred in several plays throughout California. She won first place in the state of California for her dramatic interpretation of August Wilson‘s play, Fences, and toured with The San Francisco Mime Troupe and The African American Shakespeare Company.  She hosted a late-night talk show on WHBC 830 AM called, “Soul Talk.”

Her first book, 101 Ways Black Women Can Learn to Love Themselves: A Gift for Women of All Ages  (2002). Poems from her second book, Signifyin’ Me: New and Selected Poems (2005) will be published two forthcoming anthologies: Gumbo for the Soul: The Recipe for Literacy in the African American Community and Are All the Women Still White?: Globalizing Women’s Studies.

In Fall 2001, Walker received a distinguished scholarship award from poet Sonia Sanchez on behalf of The Elizabeth Howard and Thornton H. Trust Fund.  That same year, poet Ethelbert Miller recommended Walker for a Lannan Poetry Fellowship at The Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. She was selected by Camille O. Cosby and Renee Poussaint to join the first class of students in The National Visionary Heritage Fellowship Program 

Walker’s essays and poetry are published in Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature & Art (Third World Press 2002), edited by Tony Medina and Samiya Bashir; It Doesn’t Take a Genius: Five Truths to Inspire Success in Every Student (McGraw-Hill 2005), edited by Tommie Lindsey;   I Woke Up and Put My Crown On: The Project of 76 Voices (Publish America 2005), edited by Rochelle Hart; and Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets and Emcees (Lit Noire Publishing 2006), edited by DuEwa Frazier.

Jamie teaches African American Literature at Howard University and freelances for Heart & Soul magazine. She is 30 years old.  She is available for interviews. .  .  . more

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101 Ways   

For Baraka    

For Big V   

Bred in the Womb 


The Healing Power of Poetry

In praise and support of Amiri Baraka


Manifesto for My Soul 

Shifting Transitions   


Thousands Bid Farewell to Luther Vandross

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Will Not Apologize, Will Not Resign

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As I grew older, I would carry this same book with me all the way to San Francisco State University where I eventually graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts. It was not only theater, however, that I immersed myself in at the university, it was also Black Studies. And, as we know, Black Studies was first started in this country at San Francisco State University when Jimmy Garrett and Nathan Hare, in the late 1960s, asked poet and female leader of the Black Arts Movement, Sonia Sanchez, to teach one of the first Black Studies courses in the nation. Later, Amiri Baraka (along with Ed Bullins, Marvin X, and several others) would join her, coming to S.F. State to teach, showcase, and produce his revolutionary black theater plays. Healing Power of Poetry By Jamie Walker

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When he debuted with his first solo album, Never Too Much (Epic Records 1981), Luther was overjoyed. He worked so hard to maintain control over his own songs and it finally paid off. His first album, which included songs like “Never Too Much,” “Don’t You Know That,” and “A House is Not a Home” sold over 1 million copies.

Luther won his first Grammy for Best of Luther Vandross (Sony Records) in 1989. As one of the premiere R&B singers of his time, Luther would go on to sell over 25 million records, garner 8 Grammy’s, and countless BET, Soul Train, NAACP Image, and American Music Awards. Thousands Bid Farewell to Luther Vandross

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Other Articles by Jamie Walker

“Camille O. Cosby and Renee Poussaint Launch New Visionary Leadership Project”

“Sonia Sanchez Speaks at the MLK Library”

“Dealing With Writers Block: Eight Things to Do While You’re Waiting In Limbo”

“‘Controversial’ High School Poem Inspires a School Board Meeting”

“Sonia Sanchez Inspires Many at Heart’s Day 2002”

“Federal Panel to Decide on Redistricting Case in Georgia

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For July 1st through August 31st 2011  


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#10 – Covenant: A Thriller  by Brandon Massey

#11 – Diary Of A Street Diva  by Ashley and JaQuavis

#12 – Don’t Ever Tell  by Brandon Massey

#13 – For colored girls who have considered suicide  by Ntozake Shange

#14 – For the Love of Money : A Novel by Omar Tyree

#15 – Homemade Loves  by J. California Cooper

#16 – The Future Has a Past: Stories by J. California Cooper

#17 – Player Haters by Carl Weber

#18 – Purple Panties: An Anthology by Sidney Molare

#19 – Stackin’ Paper by Joy King

#20 – Children of the Street: An Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery by Kwei Quartey

#21 – The Upper Room by Mary Monroe

#22 – Thug Matrimony  by Wahida Clark

#23 – Thugs And The Women Who Love Them by Wahida Clark

#24 – Married Men by Carl Weber

#25 – I Dreamt I Was in Heaven – The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang by Leonce Gaiter


#1 – Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable #2 – Confessions of a Video Vixen by Karrine Steffans #3 – Dear G-Spot: Straight Talk About Sex and Love by Zane #4 – Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny by Hill Harper #5 – Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You’re Going Through by Iyanla Vanzant #6 – Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey by Marcus Garvey #7 – The Ebony Cookbook: A Date with a Dish by Freda DeKnight #8 – The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress Welsing #9 – The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter Godwin Woodson

#10 – John Henrik Clarke and the Power of Africana History  by Ahati N. N. Toure

#11 – Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure by Tavis Smiley

#12 –The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

#13 – The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life by Kevin Powell

#14 – The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

#15 – Why Men Fear Marriage: The Surprising Truth Behind Why So Many Men Can’t Commit  by RM Johnson

#16 – Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire by Carol Jenkins

#17 – Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell

#18 – A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

#19 – John Oliver Killens: A Life of Black Literary Activism by Keith Gilyard

#20 – Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher by Leonard Harris

#21 – Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number: Black Women Explore Midlife by Carleen Brice

#22 – 2012 Guide to Literary Agents by Chuck Sambuchino #23 – Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul by Tom Lagana #24 – 101 Things Every Boy/Young Man of Color Should Know by LaMarr Darnell Shields

#25 – Beyond the Black Lady: Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class  by Lisa B. Thompson

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Sex at the Margins

Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry

By Laura María Agustín

This book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work, that migrants who sell sex are passive victims and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín makes a passionate case against these stereotypes, arguing that the label ‘trafficked’ does not accurately describe migrants’ lives and that the ‘rescue industry’ serves to disempower them. Based on extensive research amongst both migrants who sell sex and social helpers, Sex at the Margins provides a radically different analysis. Frequently, says Agustin, migrants make rational choices to travel and work in the sex industry, and although they are treated like a marginalised group they form part of the dynamic global economy. Both powerful and controversial, this book is essential reading for all those who want to understand the increasingly important relationship between sex markets, migration and the desire for social justice. “Sex at the Margins rips apart distinctions between migrants, service work and sexual labour and reveals the utter complexity of the contemporary sex industry. This book is set to be a trailblazer in the study of sexuality.”—Lisa Adkins, University of London

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Debt: The First 5,000 Years

By David Graeber

Before there was money, there was debt. Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems—to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? There’s not a shred of evidence to support it. Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom. He shows that for more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods—that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors.  Graeber shows that arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Italy to China, as well as sparking innumerable insurrections. He also brilliantly demonstrates that the language of the ancient works of law and religion (words like “guilt,” “sin,” and “redemption”) derive in large part from ancient debates about debt, and shape even our most basic ideas of right and wrong. We are still fighting these battles today without knowing it. Debt: The First 5,000 Years is a fascinating chronicle of this little known history—as well as how it has defined human history, and what it means for the credit crisis of the present day and the future of our economy.  

Economist Glenn Loury  /Criminalizing a Race

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The White Masters of the World

From The World and Africa, 1965

By W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization (Fletcher)

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