For over 30 years, Detroit-bred journalist Ed Gordon has been a pivotal fixture in media and communications. From working at prominent corporations such as BET, NBC, and CBS to interviewing the likes of Tupac Shakur and Bill Clinton, he’s served as a positive voice for black people. Now, the award-winning journalist is embarking on a personal journey within the black community in his new book, “Conversations In Black.”
“Conversations In Black” is not a memoir or a history book. It’s a book that explores the complexities of present-day issues such as race, politics, and equality. Events such as the Black Lives Matter movement and the Trump administration will be discussed in full detail throughout the book. With Gordon’s journalistic experience paired with stories from culturemakers such as Michael Eric Dyson, Harry Belafonte, and Maxine Waters, “Conversations In Black” will alter your societal view of being black while experiencing life-altering moments.
“I spoke with over 40 top leaders and influencers about today’s most critical topics,” Gordon said. “This extraordinary group of leaders and influencers talk about new narratives for people of color’s continued fight for equality.”
Gordon has been recognized for his compelling journalism skills. He’s won an Emmy Award, the Journalist of the Year award from NABJ (National Association for Black Journalists) and an NAACP award.
Recently, Ed Gordon released a special titled, “Am I Black Enough,” on BrownSugar.com. The special explores the complicated reality of fitting in the black community while sharing the same or different hue from everyone else. He said this about the show’s ever so familiar title;
“The wider community doesn’t know about it, but certainly that’s a question we all have dealt within our lifetimes,” Gordon said. “Whether you are dark as night or light as day, you had to balance, at one time or another, whether people saw you as Black enough in our community.”
As we head into a historic election season, a book such as “Conversations In Black” is needed. Our narrative cannot always sit in the palms of other people who don’t represent us. We must support those who speak for us and rally behind their cause.