Tag Archives: Civil Rights Movement

Why We Must Return To Our Communties

“… I remember a man I knew well. We were right in the middle of a period of drought. To avoid starvation, several families from his village collected the little money they had left and gave him the job of going to Ouagadougou to buy food… On arrival, he had a brutal and painful encounter […]

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On Black Political Naivete, Optimism, and Why We Can’t Afford Another Civil Rights Movement

“I must confess that that dream that I had that day, has at many points turned into a nightmare.  Now I’m not one to lose hope.  I keep on hoping.  I still have faith in the future.  But I’ve had to analyze many things over the last few years, and I would say over the […]

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From Slavery To… Slavery: The Black Experience In America

   The first Afrikans taken by Europeans to the land that would become the United States came here on this, “The Good Ship Jesus”   We were subjected to inhumane conditions so…    At every chance we got, we fought! The first generations of Afrikans brought here were NOT slaves; they were AFRIKANS wanting to […]

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LPBF Community Profile: Amiri Baraka and Sonia Sanchez

So some months ago back in October, I was at Eso Won Books for a signing by Amiri Baraka. It was my first time seeing him in person and it was great to find that he’s a really nice guy with a history that is oh so rich. It was this first meeting with bratha […]

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