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The Trinidad Guardian
3Canal performs new songs at Big Black Boxwhen it’s simpler, in fact, not to want to be free, to think that something els
3Canal performs new songs at Big Black Box
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted yesterday
when it’s simpler, in fact, not to want to be free, to think that something else is more important.” This quote from writer James Baldwin hints at some of the themes of the event this Sunday, and is quoted on a press release from the producers. The... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Maya Angelou documentary to screen in AspenWe see her with Martin Luther King, Jr. at the March on Washington, going to Gh
Maya Angelou documentary to screen in Aspen
The Aspen Times / Posted 4 days ago
We see her with Martin Luther King, Jr. at the March on Washington, going to Ghana with Malcolm X, collaborating with James Baldwin and the Harlem Writers Guild. The film comes during a fraught moment for race relations in the U.S., amid... Read more
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Variety
‘Power’ Showrunner Courtney A. Kemp on the Starz Hit, Diversity in Hollywoodcool. What you didn’t know about Kemp GREW UP IN: Westport, Conn. FAVORITE TV
‘Power’ Showrunner Courtney A. Kemp on the Starz Hit, Diversity in Hollywood
Variety / Posted 8 days ago
cool. What you didn’t know about Kemp GREW UP IN: Westport, Conn. FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Law & Order” ROLE MODELS GROWING UP: James Baldwin, Claire Huxtable WHAT’S ON HER READING LIST: “Goodbye, Columbus” by Philip Roth, the poetry anthology “Every... Read more
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CBS News
Why police shootings will drive up law enforcement costsa negative impression of the police, could now be even more inclined to view a
Why police shootings will drive up law enforcement costs
CBS News / Posted 10 days ago
a negative impression of the police, could now be even more inclined to view a cop as "an occupying soldier," as writer James Baldwin described him more than 50 years ago. But that won't change reality. In the wake of the killing of the three... Read more
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Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune
Notes from your Alta LibraryChandler; A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories, Flannery O 'Connor; Lol
Notes from your Alta Library
Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
Chandler; A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories, Flannery O 'Connor; Lolita, Vladimir Nobokov; Giovanni's Room, James Baldwin; The Civil War, Volumes 1-3 Shelby Foote; The Once and Future King, T. H. White; Nine Stories, J.D. Salinger.... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Robert Jensen: U.S. was, is and always will be a white-supremacist countryand morally weak. Mainstream politics, conservative and liberal, are terrified
Robert Jensen: U.S. was, is and always will be a white-supremacist country
Dallas Morning News / Posted 16 days ago
and morally weak. Mainstream politics, conservative and liberal, are terrified of acknowledging these realities. In 1962, James Baldwin wrote, "Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced." The United... Read more
17d
PhysOrg
Police training can change the dynamics of confrontation if more communities embrace it, analyst sayssee these sorts of episodes. So we have a challenge ahead of us. I think we are
Police training can change the dynamics of confrontation if more communities embrace it, analyst says
PhysOrg / Posted 17 days ago
see these sorts of episodes. So we have a challenge ahead of us. I think we are able to meet that challenge as a country. James Baldwin once said that the history of America, and the history of African-Americans in particular, is the history of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
South African Author Shares Lessons After Winning Caine Prizefew names: Ben Okri, Bessie Head, Dambudzo Marechera, Lewis Nkosi, Anne Michael
South African Author Shares Lessons After Winning Caine Prize
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
few names: Ben Okri, Bessie Head, Dambudzo Marechera, Lewis Nkosi, Anne Michaels, Michael Ondaatje, Teju Cole, Junot Diaz, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Rachel Zadok and Zoe Wicomb." Watch Mqombothi talk about his experience as a... Read more
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Salon.com
A fear not shared by all Americans: The privilege of knowing you’ll never be a police brutality victimthat it seems like a central trope in African American literature. It’s found i
A fear not shared by all Americans: The privilege of knowing you’ll never be a police brutality victim
Salon.com / Posted 19 days ago
that it seems like a central trope in African American literature. It’s found in the work of Ernest Gaines, Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Frederick Douglass, and even in the work of eighteenth-century writers like Prince Hall. It likely resonates... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Killings and history challenge us to value all lives equallyThe writer James Baldwin was once asked in an interview about the competing vir
Killings and history challenge us to value all lives equally
Detroit Free Press / Posted 19 days ago
The writer James Baldwin was once asked in an interview about the competing virtues of violence and non-violence in the civil rights struggle of the 1960s, and his answer spoke volumes then, as it does now. Martin Luther King’s nonviolent campaign,... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Serve and Protect Who? A Thought Experimentor even dissolution of policing as it now exists. Mychal Denzel Smith's eloquen
Serve and Protect Who? A Thought Experiment
Op-Ed News / Posted 20 days ago
or even dissolution of policing as it now exists. Mychal Denzel Smith's eloquent April 2015 polemic in The Nation quotes James Baldwin fifty years ago expressing a so far enduring truth: - Advertisement - In 1966, James Baldwin wrote for The... Read more
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ajc.com
In his new novel, Ben Winters dares to mix slavery and sci-fiand Philip K. Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle.” He read and reread literary
In his new novel, Ben Winters dares to mix slavery and sci-fi
ajc.com / Posted 20 days ago
and Philip K. Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle.” He read and reread literary classics by Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, James Baldwin and Zora Neale Hurston. He realized that changing a few key historical events could have a cascading effect on... Read more
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Boston Globe
To honor the victims, start by saying their nameswe call America, who gets to walk through it freely, and how. Or start with Ta-
To honor the victims, start by saying their names
Boston Globe / Posted 21 days ago
we call America, who gets to walk through it freely, and how. Or start with Ta-Nahesi Coates and, through him, go back to James Baldwin, and, through him, to W.E.B. Du Bois. Many African-Americans already know what’s in those books, whether or not... Read more
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Boston Globe
Outsiders fill compelling Danny Lyon photography showthe March on Washington. Famous people do, too, both from this period and later
Outsiders fill compelling Danny Lyon photography show
Boston Globe / Posted 21 days ago
the March on Washington. Famous people do, too, both from this period and later: SNCC’s Stokely Carmichael, the novelist James Baldwin, John Lennon, the sculptor Mark di Suvero (a close friend). That said, fame is never more than an incidental... Read more
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Reuters
Are we already living in Donald Trump's America?stunned public gasping with praise and condemnation in its wake. His remarks,
Are we already living in Donald Trump's America?
Reuters / Posted 21 days ago
stunned public gasping with praise and condemnation in its wake. His remarks, which echoed some of the searing candor of James Baldwin and the passionately blunt truth of Malcolm X, touched on racism’s ability to harness wider evils such as mass... Read more
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Gawker
White America Paved the Roads to Alton Sterling and Philando Castile's Deathsterrified of it, for though this transformation contains hope of liberation, it
White America Paved the Roads to Alton Sterling and Philando Castile's Deaths
Gawker / Posted 21 days ago
terrified of it, for though this transformation contains hope of liberation, it also imposes a necessity for great change,” James Baldwin wrote in The Fire Next Time, taking stock of this conundrum. “But in order to deal with the untapped and... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Opinion: By defending Hlaudi, SA artists are being dishonest to the poorAfrica had joined forces to make a public statement of their unwavering support
Opinion: By defending Hlaudi, SA artists are being dishonest to the poor
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 24 days ago
Africa had joined forces to make a public statement of their unwavering support for Hlaudi Motsoeneng, words once used by James Baldwin sprang to mind. “Artists are the only people who know the truth about us (human beings), soldiers don’t,... Read more
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Daily Mail
Inside the raunchy lives of fashion's most famous photographersthat Hutton 'didn't go to bat for me at all' during the incident Avedon was bi
Inside the raunchy lives of fashion's most famous photographers
Daily Mail / Posted 24 days ago
that Hutton 'didn't go to bat for me at all' during the incident Avedon was bisexual and had a relationship with writer James Baldwin back in high school. Baldwin was due to write the text for Avedon's second book when he ran off to Helsinki... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Marseille’s myriad of marketsverbena. The book market, Le Marché des Bouquinistes, offers a bric-a-brac of
Marseille’s myriad of markets
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
verbena. The book market, Le Marché des Bouquinistes, offers a bric-a-brac of vintage books, some by local authors like James Baldwin, who spent the last 17 years of his life writing in a nearby cottage. On the city’s fringe, a gritty weekend... Read more
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Boston Globe
July 4: More than just Independence Dayon hot dogs and blow off fireworks (or fingers); it’s a day to ask ourselves ho
July 4: More than just Independence Day
Boston Globe / Posted 28 days ago
on hot dogs and blow off fireworks (or fingers); it’s a day to ask ourselves how we can do better as a people. To quote 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 Post-Standard
'Pray for our City': Read the full text of Stephanie Miner's speech at Skiddy Parkand understanding your responsibility to make this neighborhood, this City, thi
'Pray for our City': Read the full text of Stephanie Miner's speech at Skiddy Park
The Post-Standard / Posted 28 days ago
and understanding your responsibility to make this neighborhood, this City, this world better. A number of years ago, James Baldwin, the writer, wrote a letter about how to stand for justice in an unjust world. He wrote: "if the word... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
What "The Free State of Jones" says about whitenesssome of the benefits of whiteness -- benefits eagerly embraced and violently de
What "The Free State of Jones" says about whiteness
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 30 days ago
some of the benefits of whiteness -- benefits eagerly embraced and violently defended by other whites in the film. James Baldwin, offering advice for combating racism in 1963, directly addressed white people's role: "What white people have... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
What "The Free State of Jones" says about whitenesssome of the benefits of whiteness -- benefits eagerly embraced and violently de
What "The Free State of Jones" says about whiteness
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 30 days ago
some of the benefits of whiteness -- benefits eagerly embraced and violently defended by other whites in the film. James Baldwin, offering advice for combating racism in 1963, directly addressed white people's role: "What white people have... Read more
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The Aspen Times
‘Doing Time in Education’ with Anna Deveare Smith at Aspen Ideas Festivalskills as an actress to become an emotional support teacher, a child in a Calif
‘Doing Time in Education’ with Anna Deveare Smith at Aspen Ideas Festival
The Aspen Times / Posted a month ago
skills as an actress to become an emotional support teacher, a child in a California juvenile prison and the writer James Baldwin. These testimonies serve to illustrate a complex and seemingly intractable societal problem tied to school... Read more
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The Advocate
“Brexit” a symptom of EU’s failures rather than their causegrievances or wishing away their political consequences is a dangerous game. As
“Brexit” a symptom of EU’s failures rather than their cause
The Advocate / Posted a month ago
grievances or wishing away their political consequences is a dangerous game. As Europe is discovering (to paraphrase James Baldwin), it is not hard to imagine “the fire next time.” Mark Vail is an associate professor in the political science... Read more
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Altoona Mirror
Patricia Anne Battistiat Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona, where a celebrat
Patricia Anne Battisti
Altoona Mirror / Posted 1 months ago
at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona, where a celebration service will be held at 4 p.m., Pastor James Baldwin officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Patricia be made to Mending... Read more

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