Journalist Nathan McCall, Author of “Makes Me Wanna Holler,” Pens New Book


nathanA self proclaimed journalist with a rap sheet, Nathan McCall has penned a fascinating new book that will likely garner as much praise and controversy as his groundbreaking tome—Makes Me Wanna Holler–did more than 20 years ago.
McCall, 61, a former reporter for the Washington Post and lecturer at Emory University, has just published the book, “To Be Black in America is to Walk With Fury.” The book, among other things is another follow-up to his 1995—autobiographical bestseller, “Makes Me Wanna Holler,” and chronicles more of his experiences as a troubled young African American man that made the leap from ex-con to celebrity scribe. McCall has appeared on dozens of television and radio programs to promote and advocate initiatives to help African American men survive and thrive life in America.
“I often encounter people who ask for updates on my personal journey,” McCall said. “Though older, I’m basically the same guy with a little less visible street in me.”
McCall said that while some things regarding racism and discrimination in America has changed for the better since his days as a young, wayward and angry Black man, a multitude of obstacles and challenges related to discrimination and prejudice remain.
He writes, “Generally speaking, racism in America is so deeply ingrained that many whites simply find it very hard to see blacks humanity on par with their own. Maybe that’s why George Zimmerman is not as widely reviled as O.J. Simpson was (and still is) despised for allegedly getting away with murder.”
Finally, while McCall admits he has perhaps mellowed with age, his angst and frustration with racial injustices in America toward people of color—particularly men, is still predominant. He writes, “My outlook today is reflected partly in a message I got recently from a woman named Katrina Floyd. She emailed me on on July 15, 2015: “I remember reading  your book, “Makes Me Wanna Holler,” more than twenty years ago and feeling hopeful about the young African American males that I worked with. Unfortunately, I have to admit that I am not as hopeful for this generation of African American males.”