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POLICE VIOLENCE, THE PERFORATED BLACK BODY AND THE IM/POSSIBILITY OF ESCAPE

The most recent public case of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shot in the back on Sunday, August 23, 2020, in the presence of his children, who were sitting in his car which he attempted to enter, demonstrates again how aggressive and corrupt policing can render one dead or permanently damaged in an instant. Jacob Blake, up [...]

By |August 28th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kwame Ture and the Global Black Power Movement*

I still love Frantz Fanon’s opening line from his chapter “On National Culture” in his classic The Wretched of the Earth (Penguin, 1967): “Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfil it, or betray it.” From the time that Stokely Carmichael voiced the term “Black Power” in 1966, there was a shift from an older Civil Rights [...]

By |August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Honoring Kamau Brathwaite (1930-2020)

Citation for and Introduction of Kamau Brathwaite’s W.E.B. Dubois Award at The Tenth National Black Writers’ Conference, with Toni Morrison Nobel Prize Winning Author as Honorary Chair Medgar Evers College, Saturday March 27, 2010 Tidalectics! Nation Language! The African Diaspora in the Caribbean! “The African presence in Caribbean literature”! Migration as a discourse! Theory of Creolization! The relevance of Haiti! [...]

By |June 26th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments