In "Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation," (Cleis Press) authors Natalie Hopkinson and Natalie Y. Moore dissect the public and private lives of Detroit’s “Hip-Hop Mayor” Kwame Kilpatrick, NBA poet Etan Thomas, political prisoner Debo Ajabu, and relationships between babydaddy and babymomma, strippers and their dads, and men on the so-called “Down Low,” through the media lens, through stereotype, through the eyes of Black women.
MARCH 16, 2007 -- 6 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Warren and Woodward, Detroit.
MARCH 30, 2007 --1-2:30 p.m. Booksigning. Howard University Bookstore. Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
MARCH 30, 2007--3-4:30 pm. Panel discussion. “The Wire & the Media’s Portrayal of Urban Black Males.” includes The Natalies. Howard University’s 2nd Annual Hip-Hop and Higher Education Symposium. Cramtom Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
APRIL 27, 2007--Panel discussion following a screening of Byron Hurt's documentary "Beyond Beats & Rhymes." featuring The Natalies. University of Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture.
MAY 17, 2007--DT book talk(Natalie H.). GenderYOUTH Leadership Summit. Washington, D.C.
JUNE 29, 2007--Panel discussion. (Natalie H.) National Center for Black Philanthropy Conference. Washington, D.C.