by BAR Poet-in-Residence Raymond Nat Turner
When our giants go down, our spines must straighten up and create new beginnings.
by Lemah R. Bonnick
The American Studies project cannot “continue without an energetic scholarship that aims to inform a commitment to social justice,” says the author, a Black educator teaching in London. Dr. Anthony Monteiro’s battle for truth in Black scholarship reminds us that every generation must “build upon the magnificent legacy of the history of struggle waged by the African American people.”
by BAR poet-in-Residence Raymond Nat Turner
Put an APB out, forthwith, posthaste on
Dem Nuremberg Negroz, assets in alligator combat boots,
Armani flak jackets, suede suicide vests and Louis Vuitton
Saddlebags packed with C-4, impostors posing as peoples’ servants,
by Raymond Nat Turner
What muthafracker would
Bomb the Motherland and
Call it humanitarian? Mc Cain?
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford
The electoral scenery must be quite depressing to those who think change must come through the ballot. The system disgorges “a multiracial cast of scoundrels from both major parties coiled up incestuously under the same corporate tent.” However, something different may be afoot in at least three points on the map.
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by Anthony Monteiro
To truly honor Amiri Baraka, one must examine his travels, the political journeys he undertook in search of paths to self-determination for his people and all humanity. He sought a liberatory synthesis of culture and politics. “We need a Cultural Revolution in the US and internationally, to reorient the world and ultimately transform it where we and everybody else is self-determining.”
by BAR poet-in-residence Raymond Nat Turner
Still the syn-tactical surgeon
With precision pen, atomic tenor,
Suturing my severed tongue