Truth Is on Its Way

In the 1970s, poet Nikki Giovanni was called “The Princess of Black Poetry.” She was friends with Angela Davis and James Baldwin, and appeared…

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Monsters, Inc.

Do people even remember rehabilitation? It has nothing to do with Amy Winehouse; instead, it's a theory about what to do with criminals once…

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Incarceration Nation

Imprisonment is part of the American experience. With the decline of farming, mining, and manufacturing, prisons represent a rare growth industry in the heartland:…

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Nuthin' But a She Thing

Various Artists Fat Beats and Bra Straps (Rhino) Angela Davis Blues Legacies and Black Feminism (Pantheon) Between the glare of the Gucci-flashing sample-ocracy that…

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Aisle Seat

Way Down South It appears several of your native daughters and sons have been lured to Los Angeles: Ellen Sebastian is currently in rehearsal…

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