In this new and expanded edition of Nelson George's classic cultural study, contemporary black culture is chronicled through essays on music, film, sports, publishing, politics and city life, both uptown and down. "Buppies" enters nearly every arena of the black urban USA: roisterous rappers and legendary hoopsters, streetwise hustlers and influential filmmakers, unsung musicians and drug dealers at work.
"Thoughtful and witty...As a critic, Mr. George is an intelligent, informed insider; as a storyteller he presents fascinating characters." - New York Times Book Review "A pure joy to read." - Seattle Times"