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Sweetness | The New Yorker

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It’s not my fault. So you can’t blame me. I didn’t do it and have no idea how it happened. It didn’t take more than an hour after they pulled her out from between my legs for me to realize something was wrong. Really wrong. She was so black she scared me. Midnight black, Sudanese black. I’m light-skinned, with good […]
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Biography of Gwendolyn Brooks, the People’s Poet | ThoughtCo

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Jeffrey Somers, ThoughtCo Gwendolynn Brooks. Bettmann / Getty Images. Featured Image n many ways, Gwendolyn Brooks embodies the black American experience of the 20th century. Born into a family that moved to Chicago as part of the Great Migration of blacks to the north of the country, she made her way through school during the Great Depression and pursued a […]
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Ta-Nehisi Coates On Magic, Memory And The Underground Railroad | NPR

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Terry Gross, NPR Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 2014 Atlantic Magazine cover story, “The Case for Reparations,” led to a national conversation about how to reckon with injustices resulting from years of slavery. He won a National Book Award in 2015 for Between the World and Me. Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times. Featured Image rowing up in Maryland, author Ta-Nehisi Coates was enthralled […]
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Dr. Angela Davis to accept once-rescinded Fred L. Shuttlesworth Award | AL.com

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Roy S. Johnson, AL.com Image Credit, FacebookFeatured Image . Angela Davis has agreed to accept the 2019 Fred L. Shuttlesworth Award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, says BCRI President/CEO Andrea Taylor. “Looking ahead, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute remains steadfast in its commitment to preserving and promoting civil and human rights, and being a source of inspiration and inclusion […]
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