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Abiodun Oyewole-BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTER
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BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED
THE BEIGING OF AMERICA-Promo Video
THE BEIGING OF AMERICA
Text to Ressurect Revolution by Bob McNeil
THE FIRE BEGAN ON THE FIRE ESCAPE
TONY MEDINA IS BROKE
AFRO-ART-I-FACTS OF A LAST PO'RICAN
DOIN' THE NUYORICAN THING
LAST POET OF HARLEM
Abiodun Oyewole-BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERAbiodun Oyewole, editor of BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED, shares some thoughts on the subject.
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BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTEREDBLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED, A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, POEMS AND PERSONAL NARRATIVES, edited by Abiodun Oyewole, extends beyond the Black Lives Matter movement’s primary agenda of police brutality to acknowledge that even when affronted with slavery, segregation and Jim Crow, racial injustice and inequality, black lives have always mattered. While written primarily by African American poets, writers, activists and scholars, selections are also from people of the Latino and African diasporas and white activists. Collectively, these 79 contributors provide a call-to-action that challenges readers to confront long-held values and beliefs about black lives, as well as white privilege and fragility, as it surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and its persistence of structural inequality. More importantly, BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED provides a first-hand perspective to a problem known to the African American community long before the Black Lives Matter movement revealed it to the general public: that black lives have always mattered. Connecting the past to the present, the contributors of BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED provide an eye-opening and engaging collection that has the potential to reignite a broader push for black liberation and equality for all.
THE BEIGING OF AMERICA-Promo VideoShort video about the book, THE BEIGING OF AMERICA
THE BEIGING OF AMERICAIntroducing THE BEIGING OF AMERICA, an anthology of personal narratives by 39 mixed race writers, teachers, scholars, artists and activists. Edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Sean Frederick Forbes, and Tara Betts. Published by 2Leaf Press, 2017. Available in print and ebook editions..
Text to Ressurect Revolution by Bob McNeilA poem by BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED contributor, Bob McNeil, which was excerpted in the BLHAM video.
SOMETHING BEAUTIFULBranches of the Tree of Life (2014) by Abiodun Oyewole
THE FIRE BEGAN ON THE FIRE ESCAPEHey Yo! Yo Soy! (2012) by Jesus Papoleto Melendez
TONY MEDINA IS BROKEBroke Baroque (2013) by Tony Medina
AFRO-ART-I-FACTS OF A LAST PO'RICANLast of the Po’Ricans y Otros Afro-artifacts (2014) by Not4Prophet, Graphics by Vagabond
DOIN' THE NUYORICAN THINGOur Nuyorican Thing (2014) by Samuel Diaz Carrion
LAST POET OF HARLEMBranches of the Tree of Life (2014) by Abiodun Oyewole
LOVE+REVOLUTIONLast of the Po’Ricans y Otros Afro-artifacts (2014) by Not4Prophet, Graphics by Vagabond
ALIEN NATIONOur Nuyorican Thing (2014) by Samuel Diaz Carrion