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The Sacramento Bee
Reality reading: 12 new nonfiction titles for fall10 years of the 20th century. This anthology of stories carry such bylines as P
Reality reading: 12 new nonfiction titles for fall
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 10 hours ago
10 years of the 20th century. This anthology of stories carry such bylines as Pauline Kael, John Cheever, Rachel Carlson, James Baldwin and Calvin Trillin. “Good Vibrations” by Mike Love (Blue Rider, $28, 448 pages): The Beach Boys broke out of... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedicationJames Baldwin once wrote, "For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedication
Stamford Advocate / Posted yesterday
James Baldwin once wrote, "For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard." For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedicationJames Baldwin once wrote, "For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedication
Connecticut Post / Posted yesterday
James Baldwin once wrote, "For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard." For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never... Read more
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Fortune
Read President Obama’s Speech at the Museum of African American History and Cultureofficers,” Obama said. Here are his full remarks from the ceremony on the Nati
Read President Obama’s Speech at the Museum of African American History and Culture
Fortune / Posted yesterday
officers,” Obama said. Here are his full remarks from the ceremony on the National Mall: OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you. James Baldwin once wrote, “For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedicationJames Baldwin once wrote, "For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedication
Greenwich Time / Posted yesterday
James Baldwin once wrote, "For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard." For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedicationJames Baldwin once wrote, "For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedication
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted yesterday
James Baldwin once wrote, "For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard." For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never... Read more
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The News-Times
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedicationJames Baldwin once wrote, "For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are
Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedication
The News-Times / Posted yesterday
James Baldwin once wrote, "For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard." For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never... Read more
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The Hill
Obama celebrates African American museum openingJames Baldwin once wrote, “For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are
Obama celebrates African American museum opening
The Hill / Posted yesterday
James Baldwin once wrote, “For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard.” For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Barnstaple Town suffer another home defeat in the Southern LeagueKeeble Steve Oliver was first to have his goal threatened. Logan Stoddart’s lo
Barnstaple Town suffer another home defeat in the Southern League
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted yesterday
Keeble Steve Oliver was first to have his goal threatened. Logan Stoddart’s long diagonal ball was met on the volley by James Baldwin. His cross-cum-shot forced the Barnstaple goalkeeper to scramble across goal to catch the ball. After that... Read more
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USA Today
How blacks made America and it made us: Kojo Nnamdiin the majority, and would soon gain control of the state, the identity questio
How blacks made America and it made us: Kojo Nnamdi
USA Today / Posted 2 days ago
in the majority, and would soon gain control of the state, the identity question didn’t seem paramount in my life until James Baldwin got hold of me. I read his essays in The Fire Next Time as a teenager, and was struck by his pained musings on... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Sizzlingshe boarded a boat for Paris, where she fell in with expatriate Beats: William
Sizzling
Namibia Economist / Posted 3 days ago
she boarded a boat for Paris, where she fell in with expatriate Beats: William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, James Baldwin and a painter named Robert Grosvenor, whom she married (they later divorced). After she returned to America,... Read more
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The Hill
Past is prologue in police relations with people of colorasked how police departments should improve relationships with African-American
Past is prologue in police relations with people of color
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
asked how police departments should improve relationships with African-Americans in a 1968 interview with Esquire, James Baldwin said; “You would have to educate them. I really have no quarrel particularly with the policemen. I can see the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Common still making sense in shaping hip-hop— Ta-Nehisi Coates' book ("Between the World and Me"), "Hamilton," what's going
Common still making sense in shaping hip-hop
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
— Ta-Nehisi Coates' book ("Between the World and Me"), "Hamilton," what's going on in Chicago hip-hop. I've been rereading James Baldwin. I feel sparked as an artist. Q: Will your next album be in that same vein? A: Yes, "Black America Again" I... Read more
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Roll Call
How a Museum Struggled to Overcome Years of Gridlockpassed, despite high-profile lobbying (including congressional testimony) by pr
How a Museum Struggled to Overcome Years of Gridlock
Roll Call / Posted 3 days ago
passed, despite high-profile lobbying (including congressional testimony) by prominent African-Americans including novelist James Baldwin and baseball legend Jackie Robinson. Complicating the drive was the creation of dozens of local museums of... Read more
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Flint Township View
May the force be with you? | September 22, 2016volunteer and vendor support for the event and looks forward to doing it again
May the force be with you? | September 22, 2016
Flint Township View / Posted 4 days ago
volunteer and vendor support for the event and looks forward to doing it again next year. He credited and praised Lt. James Baldwin and Sgt. James Daly as the chief organizers for the event which this year included shutting down Norko Drive at... Read more
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Black Press USA
Black Films and Artists Triumph at 2016 Toronto International Film Festival(King), Screenplay and Direction. I’m Not Your Negro (***1/2) Just in case you
Black Films and Artists Triumph at 2016 Toronto International Film Festival
Black Press USA / Posted 4 days ago
(King), Screenplay and Direction. I’m Not Your Negro (***1/2) Just in case you need a reminder that racism is not dead, James Baldwin, the intellectual and award-winning author who died in 1997, has left behind some biting and enlightening words... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
It's OK to cry, and other lessons learned at this year's Toronto Film Festivalin the 2008 financial crisis and the latter is Raoul Peck's meditative take on
It's OK to cry, and other lessons learned at this year's Toronto Film Festival
Los Angeles Times / Posted 5 days ago
in the 2008 financial crisis and the latter is Raoul Peck's meditative take on the racial challenges of today via the late James Baldwin. Those films garnered some love — Peck's won the People's Choice Award and James' was a runner-up. Still... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
A Breakthrough Showcase For Black Filmmaking At The Toronto Film Festivalportrayal of blackness on screen was I Am Not Your Negro, filmmaker Raoul Peck'
A Breakthrough Showcase For Black Filmmaking At The Toronto Film Festival
KPBS San Diego / Posted 6 days ago
portrayal of blackness on screen was I Am Not Your Negro, filmmaker Raoul Peck's searing new documentary about writer James Baldwin. The film won the festival's prestigious top documentary prize and was purchased for wide release by Magnolia... Read more
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Aljazeera
Museum sheds light on African American historyWashington DC - "There will never be a Negro president in this country," a youn
Museum sheds light on African American history
Aljazeera / Posted 6 days ago
Washington DC - "There will never be a Negro president in this country," a young African American man is seen saying to James Baldwin, a renowned writer and civil rights activist in San Francisco in 1963. Baldwin assures the young man: "There will be... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Damien Chazelle's 'La La Land' Captures Audience Awardthe top audience award for a documentary was picked up by Raoul Peck's I Am Not
Damien Chazelle's 'La La Land' Captures Audience Award
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 7 days ago
the top audience award for a documentary was picked up by Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro, which is based on an unfinished James Baldwin novel. The second runner up was Fisher Stevens’ Before the Flood, and the first runner up is Steve James’... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
James Baldwin Doc 'I Am Not Your Negro' Nabbed by Magnolia Pictures for North Americato Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro after its world premiere at the Toronto Fil
James Baldwin Doc 'I Am Not Your Negro' Nabbed by Magnolia Pictures for North America
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 10 days ago
to Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro after its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. The documentary is based on James Baldwin's unfinished book, Remember This House. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I Am Not Your Negro recounts the lives... Read more
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Variety
Magnolia Nabs James Baldwin DocumentaryMagnolia Pictures has picked up North American rights to “I Am Not Your Negro,”
Magnolia Nabs James Baldwin Documentary
Variety / Posted 10 days ago
Magnolia Pictures has picked up North American rights to “I Am Not Your Negro,” Variety has learned. The film is based on James Baldwin’s unfinished novel “Remember This House,” considered one of the great uncompleted works in American... Read more
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Variety
Toronto Film Festival Freezes Over With Few Big Dealsand are expected to sell before the end of the festival. Those include “I Am No
Toronto Film Festival Freezes Over With Few Big Deals
Variety / Posted 12 days ago
and are expected to sell before the end of the festival. Those include “I Am Not Your Negro,” a documentary about writer James Baldwin; “Their Finest,” a World War II comedy, which has multiple offers; and “The Bleeder,” a boxing drama with Liev... Read more
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The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates to speak at Amherst Collegeand went on to become a New York Times bestseller. The book drew inspiration fr
National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates to speak at Amherst College
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian / Posted 13 days ago
and went on to become a New York Times bestseller. The book drew inspiration from the 1963 book “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin, an African-American essayist and social critic. The book focuses on the Coates’ life as he grew up in... Read more
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The New Yorker
The State of the Presidential DebateI made in public life that I regret more,” Minow has said. Meanwhile, televise
The State of the Presidential Debate
The New Yorker / Posted 13 days ago
I made in public life that I regret more,” Minow has said. Meanwhile, televised debate adopted a new style. In 1965, James Baldwin defeated William F. Buckley, Jr., in an Oxford-style debate at Cambridge University; the topic was “The... Read more
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Salon.com
Inside the Attica prison uprising: “We’re all less than nothing to the people that matter”shotgun as the murder weapon was completely out of character for this stylish m
Inside the Attica prison uprising: “We’re all less than nothing to the people that matter”
Salon.com / Posted 15 days ago
shotgun as the murder weapon was completely out of character for this stylish man with an artist’s sensibility. The authors James Baldwin and William Styron, who knew Tony, and the editorial chairman and columnist of the then liberal New York Post,... Read more
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Daily Press
Sept. 10 Letters: Newport News violence, Colin Kaepernick, third party candidatessuggests that Kaepernick leave his country of birth if he doesn't like it. Why
Sept. 10 Letters: Newport News violence, Colin Kaepernick, third party candidates
Daily Press / Posted 16 days ago
suggests that Kaepernick leave his country of birth if he doesn't like it. Why should he? I offer the words of the great James Baldwin: "I love America more than any other country in the world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reviews 'Birth of a Nation'...And Nate Parker: "Important and Flawed" (Guest Column)from Nat Turner's point of view, was white. Even though the novel was supported
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reviews 'Birth of a Nation'...And Nate Parker: "Important and Flawed" (Guest Column)
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 16 days ago
from Nat Turner's point of view, was white. Even though the novel was supported by black literary giants Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin, a book of criticism by 10 black writers was published dissecting what they deemed blatant cultural... Read more
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Salon.com
BREAKING “The New York Times is hiring a gender editor and I am the only (wo)man for the job!”: The Greatest Living American Writergender mores. As early as 1957, The Partisan Review named me one of “The Transg
BREAKING “The New York Times is hiring a gender editor and I am the only (wo)man for the job!”: The Greatest Living American Writer
Salon.com / Posted 17 days ago
gender mores. As early as 1957, The Partisan Review named me one of “The Transgressives” in American literature, along with James Baldwin, Gore Vidal and several interchangeable women whose names have been lost to history. In 1963, I wrote a... Read more
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Philly.com
17 Philadelphians tell us their favorite summer readsis as informative as it is mystical. Blanka ZizkaArtistic director & co-founde
17 Philadelphians tell us their favorite summer reads
Philly.com / Posted 17 days ago
is as informative as it is mystical. Blanka ZizkaArtistic director & co-founder, Wilma TheaterI read Collected Essays by James Baldwin, edited by Toni Morrison. After I had taught a summer intensive workshop for professional actors, a participant... Read more
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Philly.com
Philly Naked Bike Ride and 14 other ways to spend your weekend, Sept. 9-11Stew and Heidi Rodewald, creators of the rock musicals Passing Strange and The
Philly Naked Bike Ride and 14 other ways to spend your weekend, Sept. 9-11
Philly.com / Posted 17 days ago
Stew and Heidi Rodewald, creators of the rock musicals Passing Strange and The Total Bent, pay bluesy homage to writer James Baldwin. Less a biography than an exploration of Baldwin's creative influence, the show takes the form of a concert and... Read more
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ajc.com
Filmmaker Barry Jenkins’ own rough bio helped shape ‘Moonlight’ignited a creative dialogue between Plan B and the filmmaker. “Barry mentioned
Filmmaker Barry Jenkins’ own rough bio helped shape ‘Moonlight’
ajc.com / Posted 17 days ago
ignited a creative dialogue between Plan B and the filmmaker. “Barry mentioned that he was working on an adaptation of a James Baldwin novel (‘If Beale Street Could Talk’) and we said, ‘Aren’t those the hardest books to get the rights to?’”... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Maya Angelou not just poet, but civil rights activistCoretta and I would send each other flowers," Angelou said of King's widow, Cor
Maya Angelou not just poet, but civil rights activist
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 17 days ago
Coretta and I would send each other flowers," Angelou said of King's widow, Coretta Scott King, who died in 2006. Author James Baldwin convinced Angelou, still upset about King's assassination, to attend a party that was being held at the home of... Read more
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NBC News
'Black Lotus': One woman's search for racial identity after passingwith NBCBLK Abrams opens up about how her journey to find her racial identity s
'Black Lotus': One woman's search for racial identity after passing
NBC News / Posted 17 days ago
with NBCBLK Abrams opens up about how her journey to find her racial identity saved her life. You open the book with a James Baldwin quote, "You have to decide who you are, and force the world to deal with you, not with its idea of you." This... Read more
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The Morning Call
Chris Lang: Did Obama overstate racial progress in America?end in bloodshed because white Americans would never concede full integration w
Chris Lang: Did Obama overstate racial progress in America?
The Morning Call / Posted 19 days ago
end in bloodshed because white Americans would never concede full integration with black Americans. That same year, author James Baldwin, in "The Fire Next Time," was more hopeful that through love and increased understanding America could one day... Read more
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Philly.com
Philly Fringe: Rocker-playwright Stew celebrates James Baldwin in 'Notes of a Native Song'James Baldwin changed Mark Stewart's life. Mind you, it didn't come as a thund
Philly Fringe: Rocker-playwright Stew celebrates James Baldwin in 'Notes of a Native Song'
Philly.com / Posted 19 days ago
James Baldwin changed Mark Stewart's life. Mind you, it didn't come as a thunderbolt or a sudden burst of light. It wasn't a poetic epiphany or a religious crisis. It happened slowly, imperceptibly, said the singer-songwriter and playwright better... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Black Lives Matter, but only if they're Americanpolice officers (even in the relatively enlightened 21st century) disproportion
Black Lives Matter, but only if they're American
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 19 days ago
police officers (even in the relatively enlightened 21st century) disproportionately kill black people for, in the words of James Baldwin, no other reason than simply being black: a painful reminder of the compromised existence black people have had... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
At the Toronto International Film Festival, a flood of race-themed movies will make an Oscar season (even more) seriousa screening of the gay African-American coming-of-age-story “Moonlight”; and wo
At the Toronto International Film Festival, a flood of race-themed movies will make an Oscar season (even more) serious
Los Angeles Times / Posted 20 days ago
a screening of the gay African-American coming-of-age-story “Moonlight”; and world premieres of documentaries centered on James Baldwin (“I Am Not Your Negro”) and the murdered jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan (“I Called Him Morgan”). While these movies... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Intellectuals We Abandon-- Marcel Proust, Anton Chekhov, Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil, Max Weber, Samuel
The Intellectuals We Abandon
Op-Ed News / Posted 21 days ago
-- Marcel Proust, Anton Chekhov, Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil, Max Weber, Samuel Beckett, George Orwell, W.E.B. Du Bois, James Baldwin and others -- knew that thought is subversive. They challenged and critiqued the dominant narrative,... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Telluride Film Festival audiences take a shine to Barry Jenkins' 'Moonlight'ignited a creative dialogue between Plan B and the filmmaker. “Barry mentioned
Telluride Film Festival audiences take a shine to Barry Jenkins' 'Moonlight'
Los Angeles Times / Posted 21 days ago
ignited a creative dialogue between Plan B and the filmmaker. “Barry mentioned that he was working on an adaptation of a James Baldwin novel [“If Beale Street Could Talk] and we said, ‘Aren’t those the hardest books to get the rights to?’ ”... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
‘Moonlight’ Telluride Review: Barry Jenkins Tracks a Tragic Childhood in Powerful Sophomore Filmat this point — seems to separate him from his peers. What Jenkins explores so
‘Moonlight’ Telluride Review: Barry Jenkins Tracks a Tragic Childhood in Powerful Sophomore Film
Houston Chronicle / Posted 23 days ago
at this point — seems to separate him from his peers. What Jenkins explores so tactfully is the immaculate manhood that James Baldwin wrote about in his seminal novel, “Giovanni’s Room.” Manhood as unchecked power and dominance over others,... Read more
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Slate
Georgetown’s Reparations Are to Be Commended. But White Catholics Still Owe Black Americans More.What is missing from this story is the cost of our transformation, “the price o
Georgetown’s Reparations Are to Be Commended. But White Catholics Still Owe Black Americans More.
Slate / Posted 23 days ago
What is missing from this story is the cost of our transformation, “the price of the ticket,” to borrow a phrase from James Baldwin. White Catholics count ourselves among the greatest beneficiaries of the American dream and thus dare not... Read more
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Flint Township View
Police hiring update | September 1, 2016not stay. Between turnover and retirements, the staff almost has undergone a co
Police hiring update | September 1, 2016
Flint Township View / Posted 25 days ago
not stay. Between turnover and retirements, the staff almost has undergone a complete change in the past ten years. Inquiries about joining the force can be made to Lieutenant James Baldwin at(810)600- 3274 or Chief George Sippert at (810)600-... Read more
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The Hindu
Beyond the predictive texteasy answers. But believing in top down ‘easy’ answers can sometimes be more da
Beyond the predictive text
The Hindu / Posted 28 days ago
easy answers. But believing in top down ‘easy’ answers can sometimes be more dangerous than accepting one’s ignorance. As James Baldwin put it, “Ignorance, allied with power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” The writer is Chief,... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Jacqueline Woodson: ‘A book has to leave you a little bit different than how you were when you started reading it’your life? I’ve reread The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers, The Blue
Jacqueline Woodson: ‘A book has to leave you a little bit different than how you were when you started reading it’
The Globe and Mail / Posted 28 days ago
your life? I’ve reread The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin and Raymond Carver’s short stories many times. Oh – and of course A Tree Grows In Brooklyn! I have a shelf in... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
A night in Harlemin 1939, was an Art Deco landmark and a jazz mainstay for decades, a place wher
A night in Harlem
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
in 1939, was an Art Deco landmark and a jazz mainstay for decades, a place where Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane played, James Baldwin and Langston Hughes drank and Billie Holiday had her own booth. After a dispute between the club owner and the... Read more
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Salon.com
Trumpism’s ugly side effect: How consumer culture is killing citizenshipmost beaten and despised people here, are to be at this moment the only hope th
Trumpism’s ugly side effect: How consumer culture is killing citizenship
Salon.com / Posted 30 days ago
most beaten and despised people here, are to be at this moment the only hope that this country has,” said the fiery writer James Baldwin after the church bombing in Birmingham, Sept. 15, 1963, which killed four young girls. “The only people in the... Read more
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New Now Next
Why "Birth Of A Nation:" Star Nate Parker Will Never Take A Gay Rolethe idea that playing gay is demeaning? And are we locked into one, stale defi
Why "Birth Of A Nation:" Star Nate Parker Will Never Take A Gay Role
New Now Next / Posted 30 days ago
the idea that playing gay is demeaning? And are we locked into one, stale definition of masculinity? Would Parker not want his grandmother or children see him play Bayard Rustin or James Baldwin? Hopefully, this is one vow Parker... Read more
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Boston Globe
Liberal arts lifting up young mothers in Holyokedegrees -- a chance at a free, world-class liberal arts education. Students im
Liberal arts lifting up young mothers in Holyoke
Boston Globe / Posted 30 days ago
degrees -- a chance at a free, world-class liberal arts education. Students immerse themselves in Aristotle, Shakespeare, James Baldwin, and Jorge Luis Borges. They once thought they would never finish high school, yet find themselves debating... Read more
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Raw Story
Trumpism is a culmination of the long-developing dysfunctions of consumer culturemost beaten and despised people here, are to be at this moment the only hope th
Trumpism is a culmination of the long-developing dysfunctions of consumer culture
Raw Story / Posted a month ago
most beaten and despised people here, are to be at this moment the only hope that this country has,” said the fiery writer James Baldwin after the church bombing in Birmingham, Sept. 15, 1963, which killed four young girls. “The only people in the... Read more
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