On Thursday, June 23, at 6:00 p.m., the New York County Lawyers' Association's (NYCLA) Minorities and the Law Committee, Metropolitan Black Bar Association and NYCLA's Law & Literature and Library Committees are sponsoring a free book signing and discussion with renowned journalist Ellis Cose, author of the just-published The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage (Ecco Press, May 2011) at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street. The book tracks the diminishment of black anger and investigates the "generational shifting of the American mind." As part of his research for the book, Mr. Cose conducted myriad interviews, as well as two large surveys - one of black Harvard MBAs and the other of graduates of A Better Chance, a program that has offered elite educational opportunities to thousands of young people of color since 1963. The book has been described as ". . . offer[ing] an invaluable portrait of contemporary America that attempts to make sense of what people do when the dream, for some, is finally within reach as one historical era ends and another begins."
Mr. Cose, a longtime columnist and contributing editor for Newsweek magazine, is the former chairman of the editorial board of the New York Daily News. He has been a contributor and press critic for Time magazine, president and chief executive officer of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education and chief writer on management and workplace issues for USA Today.