such as Eddie Levert Sr.’s and Gerald Levert’s I Got Your Back, which they wrote with Lyah LeFlore. “Literature, like religion, is of the greatest significance in the cultural and political survival of African Americans,” argues LeFlore. “When Eddie, Gerald, and I came together to write this book we knew that not only fathers and sons, but that black families needed to hear and connect with its message, so to receive a nomination from the NAACP for best biography/autobiography is beyond an honor.”
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George Alexander’s column on the business of entertainment appears weekly at blackenterprise.com. He is the author of Why We Make Movies (Doubleday Harlem Moon, $15.95), and Queens: Portraits of Black Women and their Fabulous Hair (Doubleday, $29.95).