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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…

Letters to Editor
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes       Letters to the Editor   Contact — Mission — Nathaniel Turner — Marcus Bruce Christian — Guest Poets — Rudy’s Place — The Old South — Black Labor —  Film Review — Books N Review —... Read more
Letters to Editor 2004
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes      Home        www.nathanielturner.com ChickenBones: A Journal is most excellent.  I guess you remember me. (smile)   I just wanted to let you know that I love your site. . . .  I was telling a friend... 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
Letter to Bob Kaufman
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home     www.nathanielturner.com Needles, booze, high-steppers / with dangerous eyes. Believe this, brother, we’re dice in a hard time hustle. / No more than handfuls of meat.       ]]> Books by Yusef Komunyakaa I... Read more
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com I do not see, in the improvement of the Negro’s economic condition, the solution to the “American Dilemma.” It is just one of the more important factors that must be changed to... Read more
Letter to Sister Cynthia McKinney
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com   The countries of Africa are wealthy, they produce rich minerals, oil, gold, diamonds and a host of other things which the world can ill afford to live without but yet they are... 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
ADDENDUM AN APOLOGIA

ADDENDUM AN APOLOGIA

Articles February 4, 2015 0

    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com But here in this brutal attack on Ms. Rice, he comes off as a henchman in defense of American racism and imperialism. His primary tactic is to redirect criticisms of America’s shortcomings... Read more
Levon’s Hard Truths

Levon’s Hard Truths

Articles February 4, 2015 0

    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home        www.nathanielturner.com For according to our wayward brother, “the plain truth is that we are all individuals.” He has also given up his romantic ideas about Africa. So for him Pan-Africanism has been... Read more
The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon Wood
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home   The Federalists wrote the Constitution, according to Wood, to insert republican checks on American democracy, and upon democratic individualism. But to get the people to ratify the Constitution, the Federalists had to appeal to the... Read more