Author Eric Deggans
*TV/Media Critic Eric Deggans will be on hand to discuss his book “Race Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation” at Eso Won Books in Los Angeles.
In Race-Baiter, Deggans dissects the powerful ways modern media feeds fears, prejudices, and hate, while also tracing the history of the word and its consequences, intended or otherwise.
Author Janice Littlejohn
The discussion, to be held on March 28 from 7 to 9 p.m., will be followed by a conversation with noted entertainment journalist Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn, author of “SWIRLING: How to Date, Mate, and Relate Mixing Race, Culture, and Creed.” Deggans and Littlejohn will explore the importance of why the television industry needs to address issues of race and culture in today’s times.
MSN.com TV critic Mekeisha Madden Toby will serve as the moderator.
Please RSVP to: EsoWonBooks@yahoo.com
Eso Won Books
4327 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn (L) and Christelyn D. Karazin, authors of “Swirling”
*State Street Pictures, the West Hollywood-based production company headed by Robert Teitel and George Tillman, Jr., has picked up feature film rights to the book “Swirling: How to Date Mate and Relate Mixing Race, Culture and Creed.”
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The first-time release from pop culture blogger Christelyn D. Karazin and journalist Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn was penned “as a dating wake-up call for African American women.” It “debunks social, cultural and sexual myths on ‘dating out’ and serves as a practical guide for coping with disapproving friends and family, and offers advice from mixed couples who are happily ‘swirling.’”
Karazin and Littlejohn will serve as executive producers on the project with Teitel and Tillman, who is slated to direct.
“We are thrilled to be working with such great and contemporary material as ‘Swirling,’” said Teitel. “The book is a great ‘how-to’ guide on dating across race and creed and lends itself to a fun yet poignant screen adaptation.
Released May 15, 2012 by Atria Paperback (an imprint of Simon & Schuster), “Swirling” debuted at #53 among books on SEX and #65 among books on HAPPINESS on Amazon.com’s Top 100 Books listing.
Karazin and Littlejohn are currently touring nationally to promote the release.