The Promise of Kamala Harris

2020-10-22T20:10:00+00:00

We still revel in claiming firsts:  First Black person to be president, senator, congressman.  And this is not just a United States phenomenon.  It occurs across Africa and the African Diaspora.  Following enslavement and European colonialism across the Americas in particular, Black populations are still in the mode of recovery; gaining the kind of political [...]

The Promise of Kamala Harris2020-10-22T20:10:00+00:00

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

2020-09-03T07:51:21+00:00

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 [...]

POLICE VIOLENCE, THE PERFORATED BLACK BODY AND THE IM/POSSIBILITY OF ESCAPE2020-09-03T07:51:21+00:00

Kwame Ture and the Global Black Power Movement*

2020-08-04T15:26:56+00:00

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 [...]

Kwame Ture and the Global Black Power Movement*2020-08-04T15:26:56+00:00

Honoring Kamau Brathwaite (1930-2020)

2020-06-27T05:24:40+00:00

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 [...]

Honoring Kamau Brathwaite (1930-2020)2020-06-27T05:24:40+00:00