CNN Commentator, Lawyer, and Author Bakari Sellers at Buxton Books
celebrating his new book, The Moment!

Tue, May 7 at 6pm

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Buxton Books is proud to welcome Bakari Sellers to the bookstore to celebrate the release of his new book, The Moment: Thoughts on the Race Reckoning That Wasn't and How We All Can Move Forward Now. Joining Bakari in conversation is Charleston City Paper and Statehouse Report Editor Andy Brack!

Join us as we welcome lawyer, CNN commentator, former SC State Representative, and author Bakari Sellers to the bookstore!

Bakari Sellers will be in conversation with Charleston City Paper and Statehouse Report Editor Andy Brack! They'll be discussing Bakari's new title, The Moment: Thoughts on the Race Reckoning That Wasn't and How We Can All Move Forward Now. After the talk, we'll open the floor for an audience Q&A and book signing. 

We've had the privilege of hosting Bakari in the bookstore before for a packed house and a fantastic conversation and expect this event will be much the same.

Doors open at 5:30 pm. Program begins at 6:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

Please note: Tickets to this event are non-refundable. If you have a book-included ticket, please email We will make every effort to reserve your signed copy for you. We can ship nationwide or hold the book for pick-up at the bookstore for 30 days.

About The Moment:
The New York Times bestselling author of My Vanishing Country examines the modern political landscape and policies that are impacting Black families and communities and offers solutions for a better tomorrow.

In late May in 2020, while discussing the murder of George Floyd on CNN, Bakari Sellers spoke from the heart sharing devastating insight that touched millions around the world: “It’s just so much pain. You get so tired. We have black children. I have a 15-year-old daughter. I mean, what do I tell her? I’m raising a son. I have no idea what to tell him. It’s just—it’s hard being black in this country when your life is not valued and people are worried about the protesters and the looters. And it’s just people who are frustrated for far too long and not have their voices heard.”

In this powerful and persuasive book, Sellers expands on the issues he addressed in his New York Times bestseller My Vanishing Country, examining national politics and policies that deeply impact not only Black people in his home state of South Carolina but the lives of millions of African Americans in communities across the nation. Four years later, Sellers has an answer to the question he raised on CNN, offering much-needed prescriptions to help all Black American lives.

Sellers explores inequities in healthcare, education, early childhood education, and policing, drawing on interviews with numerous thought leaders such as pioneering voting rights and poverty activist the Rev. William Barber, and Ben Crump, the civil rights legend who successfully uses the law to achieve justice for people of color in racially charged cases. He also shares his thoughts on conservative media and the forces and dark money behind firebrands such as Tucker Carlson. This thoughtful and practical work is a timely meditation on the state of our world today and how we can all play a part in making it better for tomorrow.

About Bakari Sellers:
Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just twenty-two years old, he defeated a twenty-six-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. In 2014 he was the Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor in the state of South Carolina. Sellers is a CNN political analyst and served in the South Carolina state legislature. Recently named to Time’s “40 Under 40” list, he is also a practicing attorney who fights to give a voice to the voiceless. 

About Andy Brack:

Andy Brack is editor and publisher of the award-winning Charleston City Paper as well as the weekly South Carolina policy forecast, Statehouse Report. Brack was named South Carolina's best columnist in a 2023 contest by the S.C. Press Association and best political columnist in a 2023 contest by the Association of Alternative Newsmedia.

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