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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…

Letter of Gift of Photos
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home     www.nathanielturner.com It’s easy to think about my mother and think about compassion, easy to think about her and think about someone being a devout Catholic, a Godly person. Easy to think about her and think... 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
Letters from LSU and Skip Gates
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home     www.nathanielturner.com You are doing a wonderful thing in bringing his writing into print and establishing him  in the canon of African American authors. I regret that an extremely full schedule     ]]> [Editor’s... Read more
Letters from Xavier Review
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home        www.nathanielturner.com Enclosed are two copies of the Times-Picayune‘s resoundingly positive review of your new book.  They totally ignored our last three books, so the editor’s decision to devote a half-page (25% of the... Read more
Letters from Young Activists
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home     www.nathanielturner.com Chesa seems baffled that his father and mother could choose the revolutionary imperative over, say, non-violent reformist actions. For him, the imperative led his parents nowhere but to a prison cell.     ]]>... Read more
Lessons from France

Lessons from France

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    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com There’s a very strong historical and ideological confusion within the left here. The issue around class and race dynamics is not clear. That’s why you have a very lukewarm response from the... Read more
Let Loose on the World

Let Loose on the World

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    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home        www.nathanielturner.com when I was asked to oversee the poetry section, I immediately went into my address book and invited everyone I knew (including yourself and other West Coast People I know about; several... Read more
Lets Grow Up and Move On
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com Elder Osiris’s esoteric postings confuse many of the readers who lack his sources of information and Lil Joe’s Marxist rants about black revolutionaries  overthrowing the capitalist system do not jibe with reality.... Read more
Let’s Have Some Fun

Let’s Have Some Fun

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    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home        www.nathanielturner.com I use the term “Negro” seriously to specify that we are talking about those of us in the African Diaspora who were culturally shaped by and in turn have shaped and/or significantly... Read more
LETTER TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS DEPARTMENT
    ChickenBones: A Journal for  Literary & Artistic African-American  Themes     Home        www.nathanielturner.com Blacks, Unions, & Organizing in the South, 1956-1996 A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY Compiled by Rudolph Lewis    ]]> LETTER TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS DEPARTMENT Boris Shiskin &  H.L. Mitchell   National Agricultural Workers Union 2140... Read more