After the century of the color line

A new issue of African American Review is out. From TNR, a review of Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington by Robert J. Norrell (and more at First Things). A review of Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W.E.B. DuBois by Jonathon Kahn. From Americana, Massimo Rubboli (Genoa): "Now That He Is Safely Dead": The Construction of the Myth of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968); and Nina Bosnicova (GS): God is an Activist: Religion in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. From CT, a review of Jesus and Justice: Evangelicals, Race and American Politics by Peter Goodwin Heltzel; a review of Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion by Barbara Dianne Savage; a review of The Decline of African American Theology: From Biblical Faith to Cultural Captivity by Thabiti Anyabwile; and a review of Race: A Theological Account by J. Kameron Carter. An interview with Cornel West on Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud (and more and more and more). The problem with the Black intelligentsia: Any symbolism from our "post-racial" president means absolutely nothing until smart African-Americans can replace Obama-fed neurosis with real-world understanding. The case for Du Bois after the century of the color line: Peniel Joseph reviews In the Shadow of DuBois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America by Robert Gooding-Williams. John McWhorter on how Zora Neale Hurston’s writing challenged black people as well as white — and why National Review would have loved her. Meet The Root 100, men and women who are changing the world.