Into Deepest, Darkest Africa-America.

Carleen Brice and friend

Orange Mint and Honey coverYou Negroes have got to stop making up holidays. In this short, author Carleen Brice (Orange Mint and Honey, right), creator of the “National Buy a Book by a Black Author and Give it to Somebody Not Black Month,” half-dryly outlines her philosophy; invites white and Asian readers to try “new” Black writers in that happy corner of the bookstore where we’re typically segregated (for our own good, of course); and briefly wrestles with the presumptions of a prospective client, above. There’s even a blog.

While her YouTube’s tone is just a tad too gleefully “post-racial,” quote-unquote-unquote-unquote, for my tastes, Brice’s underlying point is eminently sensible, and, no, white people, Dreams of My Father and The Audacity of Hope don’t count.

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