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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…

Jumping Bad Blues
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com I’ve shot dice head’s up / with Poppa Stoppa & helped him nail / his phenomena luck     ]]> Books by Yusef Komunyakaa I Apologize for the Eyes in My Head... Read more
Jazzmen by LMG
    ChickenBones: A Journal for  Literary & Artistic African-American  Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com I like men who play music / who bind me in their fine conspiracy. / My man says: STOP IT.       Books by Lee Meitzen Grue Goodbye Silver, Silver Cloud  /... 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
The Jazz of Preaching
      ChickenBones: A Journal for  Literary & Artistic African-American  Themes     Home     www.nathanielturner.com Kirk Byron Jones has tapped sweet dreams and a compelling vision for a time that calls for “creating a way out of no way.” Drawing on the rich treasures of jazz, Jones... Read more
Jazz Poems
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com      ]]> Jazz Poems By Roger Singer    When Songs Repeat An evening breeze, Lazy with attitude Rolled quietly Over tree tops, While music runs thick Like spiced gumbo, Making the air... Read more
Jazz Recognition Month
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com Did you know April is . . . Jazz Recognition Month We highlight Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln Buy a special gift or treat yourself: Visit Our Store (Books, DVDs, Music)  ]]>  ... Read more
Jazz Singer Ruby Glover
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com Online through PayPal Or Send contributions to: ChickenBones: A Journal / 2005 Arabian Drive / Finksburg, MD 21048  Help Save ChickenBones She was surrounded by some of Baltimore’s best jazz musicians which included... Read more
Jazz violinist Billy Bang Passed Away at 63
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com Me with my music, I didn’t feel the threatening situation that others felt. I didn’t feel obligated to have to compromise or the necessity to have to kiss anybody’s ass. I was... Read more
Jazz 101 buddy bolden’s blues legacy
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com My people, all they want is a place where they can be people, a place where they can stand up and be part of that place, just being natural to the place... Read more
Jazz and Blackness
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com They helped free us poets, playwrights and actors from the white supremacy esthetic as per formal drama. They smashed the very concept and made us conscious just how free one  can be... Read more