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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…

Hampton University and Wall Street Journal
Inequities of Baltimore Black Youth
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com   We should not join the Right and the White Nationalists in their anti-black youth rhetoric. We should be looking for more and more ways we can support youth responses to their social... 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
Educating Our Children
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Contact —  Mission — Nathaniel Turner — Marcus Bruce Christian — Guest Poets — Rudy’s Place — The Old South — Black Labor —  Film Review — Books N Review — Education & History — Religion... Read more
A Dark Child of the Fourth World Reaches Out
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com I was barely 21 and was just devouring Baraka, Baldwin, Brecht, and a host of Black Arts Movement artists – which shaped and inspired me to find my own cultural/political voice and gave... Read more
Children Writing Letters
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home          www.nathanielturner.com Here is my final reason why you should not drill in Alaska. There could be an oil spill in the ocean. In the booklet Kids Discovery Facts About the Water, oil is... Read more
Children Are Our Future
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home        www.nathanielturner.com There are those who criticize little Malik’s hair, his clothing, his voice,  his body language, and, yes, even today his color     ]]> Children Are Our Future It’s Back to School... Read more
Child Rearing
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com Diary Notes from  The Marcus Bruce Christian Archives University of New Orleans    ]]> Books by Marcus Bruce Christian Song of the Black Valiants: Marching Tempo / High Ground: A Collection of... Read more
Blame A-Rod, Spoil the Child
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com For a brief moment in 1998, however, I considered the love affair all over again, thanks to Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire.  As both men chased down one of the most coveted records... Read more
A Bone to Pick: saving baltimore’s Kids
    ChickenBones: A Journal for  Literary & Artistic African-American  Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com  The all-pervasive drug trade is nothing new to the black and poor communities of this city. The acceptance of drug dealing and the admiration of drug thugs is a new convention that... Read more