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15th Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival: Amiri Baraka Tribute

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Dr John Hope Franklin on meeting Dr W E B Du Bois

“No justice no peace” was the rallying cry for my comrades and I at the Atlanta University Center (AUC) in April of 1992. I was in my middle year in seminary at the Morehouse School of Religion of the Interdenominational Theological Center and I, and many others from Clark Atlanta University, Morris Brown College, Spellman College and Morehouse College were compelled to express our disbelief that those who publically beat Rodney King would not be prosecuted for their deeds. Spike Lee’s film
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Web Dubois – Poet

The economic crisis that began in 2007 was a defining event for industry leaders and government institutions at all levels. For the fortunate, the turmoil of the Great Recession is slowly becoming a distant memory, one that is relegated to the past. For far too many, however, the struggle continues, especially for communities of color where economic inequality persists and the availability of good paying jobs remains a scare commodity. The nationwide and countywide unemployment rates have
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Brazil: Possible human rights setback if opposition wins vote

Brazil is about to close the page of the Truth Commissions created by outgoing president Dilma Roussef. Human rights organizations and activists, however, expect it to be only the beginning on the path to historical truth, memory and justice. However, days before the presidential elections, the fear is that there could be a possible setback in terms of human rights policies if the conservative candidates were to win the elections. The truth commissions created by Roussef will end their work
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Amiri Baraka reads Black Art

Amiri Baraka reads his poem Black Art with Sonny Murray on drums, Albert Ayler on tenor saxophone, Don Cherry on trumpet, Henry Grimes on bass, Louis Worrell on bass, for the album Sonny’s Time Now. The first album lead by Sonny Murray, Sonny’s Time Now was released on Baraka’s Jihad records in 1967. Decades later it was reissued by DIW in Japan in a limited edition. Black Art remains one of Baraka’s most controversial poems, even at this late date. Composed and recorded with the fires of
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