Today on Democracy Now! our own Laura Gottesdiener discusses her new book, A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home, which grew in part out of her reporting for the site. The book officially comes out next week, but you can receive an advance copy by becoming a member at $5/month and above or upgrading your membership to Waging Nonviolence between now and August 13. Expect more media appearances with Chris Hayes, Tavis Smiley and more to come.
Great job, Laura!
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