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Shade: An Anthology of Fiction by Gay Men of African Descent.

Shade: An Anthology of Fiction by Gay Men of African Descent. – book reviews Roberto Santiago Equally groundbreaking is Keith Boykin’s One More River to Cross: Black and Gay in America (Anchor, 1996) – a breathtaking work that challenges how African Americans, people of color, and white homosexuals view the black gay and lesbian community […]

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Finally got the news? – Savannah, Georgia

Finally got the news? – Savannah, Georgia – Special Supplement: Georgia’s African American Heritage Henry Chase Not long ago, when I introduced Savannah to an acquaintance who had spent some years living in France, she insisted that the city was as lovely as Paris. Le Monde, France’s world-famous newspaper, is not so bold, merely calling […]

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Family values

Family values – Black man and White cousin blood-related through US slavery, meet Irving M. Ward, Jr. On a sunny, sweltering Sunday afternoon, mid-May 1996, I found myself driving from Kansas City on Highway 24, headed west to Tonganoxie, Kan., a little town 25 miles away. Why? To meet a relative I had never seen: […]

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Jou a Rive

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > American Visions > Oct-Nov, 1995 > Article > Print friendly Jou a Rive Bill Hasson Jou a Rive with Boukan Ginen (Xeno 4024) – “Say no to violence; say yes to reconciliation.” Those words were spoken by President Jean-Bertrand Aristide upon his return to Haiti. The music of Boukan (fire) Ginen […]

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Touring the Home of Andrew Jackson: Self-Made Man, National Hero, Slaveholder

Touring the Home of Andrew Jackson: Self-Made Man, National Hero, Slaveholder – Brief Article Every summer, the Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson’s 19th-century plantation home in Nashville, Tenn., becomes the site of an extensive archaeological dig. This year’s focus is on two small log cabins that were home to Jackson and his wife from 1804 until […]

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Billy. – book reviews

Billy. – book reviews Gary A. Puckrein By Albert French (Viking. 1993. $19.00)–In his first novel, French lights up the monstrous face of American racism in a harrowing tale of a young black boy’s death. Ten-year-old Billy Lee Turner is convicted of and executed for murdering a white girl in Banes County, Miss., in 1937. […]

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Summer reading – six American African musicians are asked about their choices for summer reading: Jennifer Holiday, Frank Foster, Nancy Wilson, Wynton Marsalis, Max Roach, and Stanley Cowell

Summer reading – six American African musicians are asked about their choices for summer reading: Jennifer Holiday, Frank Foster, Nancy Wilson, Wynton Marsalis, Max Roach, and Stanley Cowell – Interview Norlishia Jackson Reading opens you up to worlds you have never known. It expands your conception of what’s possible. It gives you a route of […]

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Kissing God Goodbye: Poems, 1991-1997.

Kissing God Goodbye: Poems, 1991-1997. – book reviews Monica Dyer Rowe by June Jordan (Anchor Books. 1997. $12)–Poet, activist, essayist, novelist and teacher June Jordan is at it once again with this latest collection of poetry designed to arouse the senses and awaken the soul out of its complacency. Her subjects range from political warfare […]

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The River That Went to the Sky: Twelve Tales by African Storytellers.

The River That Went to the Sky: Twelve Tales by African Storytellers. – book reviews Yolanda Robinson Coles Twelve Tales by AfRican Storytellers compiled by Mary Medlicott and Ademola Akintola (Larousse Kingfisher Chambers Inc. 1995. $16.95. All ages)–Gathering stories from Africa is like gathering the fruits of a harvest. Each is distinct; all contribute to […]

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St. Clair Bourne, Chronicler of Heroes’ Lives – filmmaker

St. Clair Bourne, Chronicler of Heroes’ Lives – filmmaker – Brief Article Ann Brown Filmmaker St. Clair Bourne explores lives and times through film. His documentaries resurrect history long since forgotten or never even exposed. In Motion: Amiri Baraka, produced and directed by Bourne in 1985, charts the life and career of the political activist […]