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A Fortress from Self Pity: June Jordan and Fannie Lou Hamer

June Jordan (1936-2002) was born on July 9, 1936, in Harlem, New York, the only child of Jamaican immigrant parents. She was a poet, essayist, teacher, feminist, civil rights activist, and self-identified Bisexual. While the students at most of the schools … Continue reading

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A Poem for Merry-Go-Round Day

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was born in Joplin Missouri. American poet-author-playwright, social activist, novelist, and columnist. After working his way to Europe as a ship’s crewman, he spent time in Paris, and London, then returned to the states, spending time in … Continue reading

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Trumpism becomes a tense ethno-nationalist party of werewolves, There!

By ann summers Blame-gaming escalates as Election Day approaches and the Crème brûlée is about to crack. Brown, White, and Black Eggs matter to founders’ states of baker’s dozens. If all politics is local, all racism is localism. Expect a term … Continue reading

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Morning Open Thread – Claudette Colvin: The Original Rosa Parks

Morning Open Thread is an open discussion forum for human interest news of the day. From Great Big Story:  “Around the same time Rosa Parks famously protested segregation by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday — Belated edition; Meet Malcolm X. London

By Charlton Stanley Recent events in the news make this young poet/storyteller/activist’s words even more meaningful. At the Louder Than a Bomb competition, teenager Malcolm London was the top individual performer for 2011, selected from over 700 competitors. His team … Continue reading

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From “The Nation”: Kurt Vonnegut’s “Why You Can’t Stop Me from Speaking Ill of Thomas Jefferson”

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favorite authors—and his book Slaughterhouse Five is one of my all-time favorite books. I was pleased to see an article written by Vonnegut in the April 14, 2014 edition of The … Continue reading

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