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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…

Liberals Hate the Military
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com  Once the world envied when it came to primary and secondary education, America no longer ranks amongst the world’s top 20, having made a Faustian compromise that has placed us at the top... Read more
A Letter to the Red States
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition’s, we get most of the happy families; you get a bunch of single moms. You get The Alamo; we... Read more
Letter to Barack Obama:  Adolfo Perez Esquivel
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com I believe, Barack, that after following your erring way, you find yourself in a maze, unable to find the exit and you are burying yourself more and more in violence, devoured by... Read more
Open Letter to President Barack Obama
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com Our illegal alien problem is caused by hypocritical, church-going Republicans, who brought Mexicans here under horrid conditions and at wages below the legal minimum, without social security and other benefits.   We cannot,... Read more
Language and Spirituality
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com When you say yes to life you open the world of infinite possibilities. I understand no part of no, only  infinite possibilities. No does not exist in my world, only yes. Yes to... Read more
Kingdom of God: Poem
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home     www.nathanielturner.com Musaka, the shark, found his sister singing to a lark, while Catfish found a new name minutes before big game. War ravishes the ninth moon of Neptune and scared caterpillars cocoon to Monarch... Read more
Jerusalem and Spirituality
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home        www.nathanielturner.com The Sunni regimes may react violently to the rise of Shia Islam and its Sunni counterparts  such as the Brotherhood and Hamas, but as we see in Iraq, the violence is simply... 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
Is God a White Racist
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home     www.nathanielturner.com Roberts fails to provide that which is essential to his theodicy: the criteria for distinguishing between redemptive and nonredemptive suffering     ]]> Is God a White Racist? A Preamble to Black Theology... Read more
My Holy Bible for African American Children
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com African-American parents long for a Bible that can help them explain God’s Word and their faith to their children. My Holy Bible for African-American Children answers that need. Included are illustrations by... Read more