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Black Panther: The first step in improving race relations in the U.S. and abroad

At first, it seems trivial that a film based on a Marvel superhero could actually wield any power in the battle for racial equality. But… 186 more words


Still I Rise

I saw the clips on my timeline. I read the commentary, the feedback and the outrage. I resisted the urge to scream. I wanted to stand up at my desk, grab my purse and keys and walk out the door. 262 more words

Pretty Power

Ralph Ellison

But live you must, and you can either make passive love to your sickness or burn it out and go on to the next conflicting phase. 11 more words


James Baldwin

Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. 116 more words


Funky Structures

The two bands I’m working with right now are both making albums this year. So I’ve been listening out for ways to structure albums. I found a lot to like in Charlie Hunter’s 2010 release, entitled… 1,681 more words


An Old Woman Remembers

This poem tells a story of the 1906 Atlanta riots.

Her eyes were gentle, her voice was for soft singing

In the stiff-backed pew, or on the porch when evening… 393 more words


Audre Lorde

and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid

So it is better to speak… 26 more words