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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 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 from Michael Moore
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com   especially like how, the day after the hurricane, instead of flying to Louisiana, you flew to San Diego to party with your business peeps. Don’t let people criticize you for this... Read more
Letter from Eleanor on Lynching
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com Walter White was a confidant of Eleanor Roosevelt and, through her, gained access to Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1935, FDR tried to explain to  White why he had chosen to sacrifice the rights... 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 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
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
Black Man as Victim
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com   One truth anyone reading these pieces ought to get is the sense of movement—the struggle, in myself, to understand where and who I am       ]]>  Books by Amiri Baraka... Read more
Introduction White Nationalism Black Interests
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home      www.nathanielturner.com  Jackson maintained that: “Forced voluntarism under penalty of eviction demeans residents by saying they are lazy. It tells them that we do not trust them to take part in their own communities,... Read more
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
Global Violence and Spirituality
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com The American religious community must liberate their slaves, free them of white supremacy, white Jesus theology, white power political philosophy, including the supine black church that has swallowed faith-based money to perform... Read more