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James Baldwin to Angela Davis

“If they take you in the morning, they will be coming for us that night.”

“Open Letter to My Sister, Angela Y. Davis” (1971)

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Cornell University: Freedom on the Move launches database of fugitives from American slavery

Cornell University: Freedom on the Move launches database of fugitives from American slavery. “Freedom on the Move (FOTM), an online project devoted to fugitives from slavery in North America, is enlisting the help of the public to create a database for tens of thousands of advertisements placed by enslavers who wanted to recapture self-liberating Africans and African-Americans…. 94 more words

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Happy Valentine's Day 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day once again!

This morning, there were “Day of Love” activities at my school and I have a special dinner planned this evening. Thus, I have decided to keep today’s article relatively brief, and largely photographic in nature. 2,119 more words

United States

Richard Wright on Inequality

“Goddamit, look! We live here and they live there. We black and they white. They got things and we ain’t. They do things and we can’t. 25 more words


Lorraine Hansberry

When I lived in The Bronx I would occasionally get off the 2 or the 5 train to at West Farms Square-East Tremont Avenue to look at the Manhattan skyline. 164 more words

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Jack Johnson

(originally John Arthur) (1878-1946) U.S. heavyweight boxing champion, the first black to hold the title. Born in Galveston, Texas, his career was marked from the beginning by racial discrimination. 120 more words


Cultural Literacy: Boston Massacre

One of the supreme and bitter ironies of the events leading up to the founding of this nation is the death, in the Boston Massacre, of… 75 more words