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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]