In The Black List, twenty-five prominent African-Americans of various professions, disciplines, and backgrounds offer their own
stories and insights on the struggles, triumphs, and joys of black life in America and, in the process, redefine "black list" for a new century.
As seen in original portraits by renowned photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and in a series of incisive interviews conducted by award-winning journalist, critic, academic, and radio host Elvis Mitchell, this group exemplifies today's most accomplished, determined African-Americans, whose lives and careers form a trail of inspiration and example for people of all races.
Spanning the arts, sports, politics, and business, the diverse accomplishments and lives of these remarkable individuals create a kaleidoscope of ideas and experiences, and provide the framework for a singular conver-sation about the influence of African-Americans on this country and on our world.
The Black List is:
Slash - Toni Morrison - Keenen Ivory Wayans - Vernon Jordan - Faye Wattleton - Marc Morial - Serena Williams - Lou Gossett Jr. - Russell Simmons - Lorna Simpson - Mahlon Duckett - Zane - Al Sharpton - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - William Rice - Thelma Golden - Sean Combs - Susan Rice - Chris Rock - Suzan-Lori Parks - Steve Stoute - Richard Parsons - Dawn Staley - Colin Powell - Bill T. Jones
Elvis Mitchell is the entertainment critic for NPR’s Weekend Edition. He is a Visiting Lecturer on African and African American Studies and on Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Mitchell was a film critic for the New York Times from 2000 to 2004, and has written for Spin, Interview, Esquire and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. He is currently editor at large at Interview magazine.
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is highly regarded for his strikingly intimate portraits of world leaders and major cultural figures. Fifteen books and catalogs have been published on his portraiture. He is on the masthead as a contributing photographer at Vanity Fair magazine. In 2005, he was profiled on the television show, 60 Minutes.