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Memorials for Peace and Justice

I hope you will support, look forward to, participate in, and otherwise join this effort to help our country heal. This is wonderful work from the folks of the Equal Justice Initiative.


Proud of my book, but do I want to buy 200 copies?

In addition to being a partner with History Press in the publication of my book, I am also a customer. I ordered copies of my book from them recently, after refusing several earlier sales pitches. 246 more words

Life As A Writer

Strung from a tree and shot to death.

The story broke 86 years ago today. Twenty-nine year-old Oliver Moore, accused of raping two small white girls, had been dragged from a Tarboro jail by a mob of 250. 496 more words


Paul Robeson’s Solidarity with China: Stand Up! The People Will Nolonger Be Slaves!

Original Chinese Language Article By: http://www.jfdaily.com

(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)

Translator’s Note:  Paul Robeson is one of the greatest intellectuals the US has ever produced, despite its Eurocentric racism and pathological dislike of Blackness, Socialism and Communism. 501 more words

Leftwing Political Analysis

The Potomac: "hanging is not an option"

i can too easily see myself in sepia—
toes reaching for the dirt,
empty eyes reflecting the sun,
my neck stretched out to greet heaven—

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In February 2015, the Equal Justice Initiative released a monumental report summing up five years of research related to lynching in the South. The report compiled an inventory of close to 4,000 victims from only 12 states over a 73 year period.

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Preparing to launch

A sales specialist from History Press sent me an email yesterday titled “Getting your book into the market.” It’s the type of correspondence that I’ve been receiving from the company lately and an indication that it’s time to resume posting here about my book. 254 more words

Life As A Writer