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Ban Firearms in South Africa  By Mpumelelo Toyise Too many images broadcast to the world about our country are of horrific incidents of violent crime. Contrary to widely propagated beliefs it is the majority, poor and black people, who mainly fall prey to this sickening level of terror. It is mainly women…

Langston Hughes and Africa
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home         www.nathanielturner.com Hughes set out to do what few, regardless of race, creed, or color, have succeeded in doing, a body of work that has given us a rich, varied, and often vivid picture... Read more
Langston Hughes Life and Works
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com Much of his work celebrated the beauty and dignity and Humanity of black Americans. Unlike other writers Hughes basked in the  glow of the obviously  high regard of his primary audience, African Americans.... Read more
Langston Hughes Bio
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com   Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg, and Walt Whitman were Hughes  primary literary influences. He is known for his insightful, colorful portrayals of black life in America from the twenties through the sixties.... Read more
Martin Luther King Speaks in Baltimore 1958
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com I never will forget the experience that came to all of us on that night, that the old nation was to pass away and a new nation to come into being. I... Read more
A History of Africana Women
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com  women’s roles in nation-building have largely remained blank pages of  history; hence, this essay  fills in the blank pages with a reconstructed account of  women’s contributions by recourse to oral traditions, personal... Read more
The History of White People
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com Her commodious history of an idea accommodates Caesar; Saint Patrick, history’s most famous British slave of the early medieval period; Madame de Staël; and Emerson, the philosopher king of American white race... Read more
History to Destiny Through Afrocentric Poetry
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com  Over the years I have known Ukali, he has been a consistent advocate for justice and equality for African people everywhere. In this book, History to Destiny Through Afrocentric Poetry, Ukali chronicles... 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
History and Spirituality
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home        www.nathanielturner.com What we learn from Mr. Joseph is that the Black Power revolution was painful, stressful, traumatic, suicidal, homicidal, but often liberating, such as the 1972 convention and Congress of African People. Just... Read more
History, Intellectual Responsibility, &  Struggle
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home         www.nathanielturner.com each of us has to make this a better world through service . . . and only you can determine what kind of service you can provide.  Yes, as a very privileged... Read more