ChickenBones: A Journal

for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes


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 E Ethelbert Miller  / Ekere Tallie 


Eldridge Cleaver   /  Glen Ford  / Irene Monroe  

Jamie Walker  /  Jean Damu   / Jeannette Drake  / John Maxwell  /  John Oliver Killens  Jonathan Scott   /    JR Stanton   / Kam Wms / Kola Boof / Komunyakaa  

Langston Hughes  / Larry Uklai Johnson Redd /  Lasana Sekou  /  Lee Meitzen Grue  /  Lil Joe /  Louis Reyes Rivera  /  Mackie Blanton  / Mary E. Weems   / Mevlut Ceylan

Miriam DeCosta-WillisMona Lisa Saloy Naomi Ayala  /  Patricia Wesley   /   Peter  Addo   Richard Wright   /   Sterling A. Brown  / Thomas Long / Toussaint

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Katrina Flood Index   / Katrina Survivor Stories  / Libya and Islamic Reform   / Literary New Orleans  /   Look at Israel  / Love  and Erotica    / Lynching

  Maria Syphax Case  /  Mau Mau Aesthetics   /   Negro Catholic Writers   / Nuba-. . . Sudan   /  ReparationsSatchel Paige Sports     /  Second2Last  /  Short Stories

  Speeches & Sermons Table   /  Transitional Writings on Africa  / Tributes Obituaries Remembrances / Turner-Cone Theology   / Uncrowned Queens

 Visual Artists  / Washerwomen   /  Obama 2008   //  Marvin Gaye sings American National Anthem / Marvin Gaye and The Star Spangled Banner

Visual Artists and Their Works  / Civil Rights: Struggle for Black Power

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Reforming Education for Liberation

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Bring the Troops Home:  “A time comes when silence is betrayal.” Beyond Vietnam A Time to Break Silence   (Martin Luther King)

Martin Luther King, “Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam” / MLK: Mountaintop Speech (on War)  /Anarcha’s Story

Robert Byrd: I Weep For My Country: The Arrogance of Power / Deeper into the Mouth of Hell / John le Carré: America Has Gone Mad

Barack Obama Speech on Race / 12 Sonnets in Memory of Nathaniel Turner  / Gaza Under Siege (video) / Kalamu on Role of Artist

Some Thoughts on War Disappointment and Anger (Alice Walker) / African Retentions  /  The Black Experience in America is Unique

Poem for Fannie Lou Hamer / Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database   / Fannie Lou Hamer’s speech at the 1964 DNC 

 Take this Hammer—a James Baldwin documentary  / Martin Luther King speech in Charleston, SC 1967   / Mockingbirds at Jerusalem

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