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I Tried to Be a Communist

Then political problems rose to plague me.  Ross, whose life I had tried to write, was charged by the Communist Party with “anti-leadership tendencies,” “class collaborationist attitudes,” and “ideological factionalism” — phrases so fanciful that I gaped when I heard them. Books by Richard Wright   Richard Wright: Early Works  /…

I Weep For My Country

 We flaunt our superpower status with arrogance. We treat UN Security Council members like ingrates who offend our princely dignity by lifting their heads from the carpet. Valuable alliances are split. Books by Robert C. Byrd Robert C. Byrd: Child of the Appalachian Coalfields / Losing America: Confronting A Reckless…

Sex at the Margins

Sex at the Margins Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry By Laura María Agustín This book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work, that migrants who sell sex are passive victims and that the multitude of people out to save them…

Labor Fights All Injustice
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com The lowest grade of professional politician we encounter in the South . . . trades on ignorance.  He is . . . owned by the local utility, or mill owner or bank or... Read more
Labor Must Battle Racism to Elect Obama
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com I said, “Look around. Nemacolin’s a dying town. There’re no jobs here. Kids are moving away because there’s no future here. And here’s a man, Barack Obama, who’s going to fight for people... Read more
A Labor of Genuine Love
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home     www.nathanielturner.com  Among the distinguished group of writers that Christian met was Arna Bontemps, Sterling Brown, Langston Hughes, and Margaret Walker.     ]]>  Rudolph Lewis and Amin Sharif, Editors   I Am New Orleans... Read more
Labor’s Deeds Ignored in School
    ChickenBones: A Journal for  Literary & Artistic African-American  Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com Blacks, Unions, & Organizing in the South, 1956-1996 A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY Compiled by Rudolph Lewis    ]]> Labor’s Deeds Ignored in Schools Chicago Union Teacher (April 1956)   If you should ask your... Read more
Killens and the Black Man’s Burden
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com Then frightened black mothers were brought down to the jailhouse to whip their children in front of the policemen to teach them not to fight white children. The alternative was the reformatory, though... Read more
Jazz Moves: Studying Black Progressive Music
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com “Jazz” is an extension of the black man, “freed,” who found himself still shackled to the same chain, all shinned up, when he unwittingly ventured out into “their” free world of  opportunity and... Read more
IU Labor Studies Under Attack
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com Indiana University is a public university with a clear mission to serve constituencies in the state, especially under-served constituencies like adult working people. Increasingly  public universities are functioning like private ones    ... Read more
Introduction White Nationalism Black Interests
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com  Jackson maintained that: “Forced voluntarism under penalty of eviction demeans residents by saying they are lazy. It tells them that we do not trust them to take part in their own communities,... Read more
Imagine A Black Nation
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com Imagine a nation, days of absence from our animal selves, and the donning of our divinity, wherein we hate each other no more, never again, the jealousy, the Willie Lynch syndrome, Yacoub’s... Read more
A History of the Black Press 
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com This book also takes a quick look—but only in two short chapters—at the history of advertising in this press and the roles played by African-American magazines (which is included in a chapter... Read more