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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…

Kola Boof Dismissed as Star of Film
    ChickenBones: A Journal for  Literary & Artistic African-American  Themes     Home        www.nathanielturner.com  Spanish investors confirmed that they cannot get insurance for Kola Boof       ]]> Books by Kola Boof     Nile River Woman (Poems, Feb. 10, 2004)  / Long Train to... Read more
Kam Black Film List
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home  ]]>     www.nathanielturner.com  2005 has certainly turned out to be a breakout year for Terrence Howard. The versatile thespian received rave reviews for his powerful performances in a half-dozen feature  films, most notably, Crash,... Read more
In Class with Hancock A Film Review
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com Films like Hancock are rated PG with the expectation that parents would guide their children in reading the codes in the movies but not all parents have the time, skill or interest  to... Read more
Great Debaters  Top Film of 2007
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com Online Or Send contributions to: ChickenBones: A Journal / 2005 Arabian Drive / Finksburg, MD 21048 Help Save ChickenBones     Mr. Cheadle’s work in 2007, from Reign Over Me to Ocean’s Thirteen, continually... Read more
Four Sophisticated Film Reviews
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home        www.nathanielturner.com Perhaps the movie’s most glaring omission involves the absence of any African-American soldiers. No blacks were featured in any of the early war films from the Forties and Fifties, and none were... Read more
Focus on African Films
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com   The Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, regarded as one of the pioneers of African cinema, died this weekend at his home in Dakar at the age of 84, his friends and family said... Read more
Film Reviews of The Help
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com Surely both taste and perspective will inform whether viewers will find The Help a revelatory celebration of interracial healing and transcendence, or a patronizing portrait that trivializes those alliances by reducing them... Read more
Filmmaker Molefi K. Asante, Jr.
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home         www.nathanielturner.com Asante’s poetry books are Beautiful. And Ugly Too and Like Water Running Off My Back, an Academy of American Poets Jean Corrie Prize winner. Asante directed and produced The Black Candle, a... Read more
Film Review of American Violet
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com  this brilliant bio-pic effectively illustrates the likely fallout visited upon a law-abiding but unsophisticated person like Dee up against an impersonal legal justice system unconcerned with the truth. For when she is falsely... Read more
Dreamgirls Top Film of 2006
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home         www.nathanielturner.com Dreamgirls captured additional AAFCA honors, including Eddie Murphy as Best Supporting Actor, Jennifer Hudson as Best Supporting Actress and Bill Condon as Best Director.    ]]> African American Film Critics Association... Read more