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Cinemax has released a teaser trailer for Steven Soderbergh's The Knick Season 2, featuring Clive Owen, Micahel Angarano, Andre Holland, and Juliet Rylance
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Funny, my wife calls me "Bess."  :-) I guess she's Porgy.  lol!~
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The first African-American man to join the New York City Police Department is saluted in the pages of a book being released this week.
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I have to read this. It may be a good companion. 
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In his first novel, The Meursault Investigation, Kamel Daoud retells The Stranger from an Arab perspective. John Powers says Daoud's retelling will forever change the way you read the Camus classic.
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Geoffrey, thank you for bringing awareness to this problem. Sometimes, the problem grows and breeds new life when the abuse is not addressed through counseling. Oftentimes, the abuse resurfaces in very disturbing ways later on in life.
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Richard Wright Mr. Wright did some of his best writing early in the morning. He got up around 6:00 A.M. Sometimes, it was earlier during the summer months. He only needed a bottle of ink, a fountain pen, and his legal yellow pad when he climbed to the top o...
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Three flags in five years, at least two explicitly racist.
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How a letter written in 1855 gave Kyra Gaunt a whole new perspective on slavery.
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Stephen Bess teaches English at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland.  He enjoys writing and researching African history and literature in the Americas on his blog, Morphological Confetti. He also enjoys photography and travel.

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JAMAICAN POETRY: Arise, think, speak and live!
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As long as there have been people on this island, there have been songs, poems, incantations, curses, blessings, prayers, abuses, witticisms

Morphological Confetti: Happy Birthday, Brother Malcolm
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This post is to honor the memory of Mr. El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X) for his birthday, May 19, 1925. You know, we sometimes forget t

Morphological Confetti: MC Spotlight: Marcus and the Amazons
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Honeydew – I can just imagine the taste of cold, sweet, Honeydew? In Geoffrey Philp's latest eBook, Marcus and the Amazons, Honeydew is the

Funded Projects: Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges | National Endo...
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the National Endowment for the Humanities offers NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges, a program to advance humanities teaching at co

O Adjunct! My Adjunct! - The New Yorker
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We rhapsodize about teachers who inspire students to stand on their desks in academic ecstasy. But there is a culture of silence around adju

“The Book of Negroes” Miniseries TV Review on BET | Variety
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Billed as being “in the tradition of ‘Roots,’ ” but perhaps closer in scope to its sequel “Queen,” “The Book of Negroes” is an ambitious six

Morphological Confetti: MC Spotlight: Kings of the Evening
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In a time where many African Americans depictions in film are centered on comedy and sex, I found Kings of the Evening (2008) to be aestheti

Suite: On the Train - Canopic Jar
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The prompt for the On the Train suite is open to liberal and organic interpretation — wherever the artist takes it or it takes the artist. W

The Theatre: Debbie Tucker Green’s “Generations” - The New Yorker
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This miniature spectacle, set in black South Africa, sounds like Gertrude Stein by way of Soweto.

Confession
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I stay strongest among the prostitutes, and let their hurricanes swallow mine till dawn to let up only in good time, when they choose to be

Suzan-Lori Parks at the Public
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Sterling K. Brown stars as a slave who fights in the Confederate Army in order to gain his freedom.

Morphological Confetti: Savannah Churchill: Sho' Nuff Blues
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Savannah Churchill, the original Queen of Rhythm & the sho nuff Blues. Savannah was born in Colfax, Louisiana on August 21, 1920 from Creole

Morphological Confetti: MC Spotlight: Jacquelyn Ann Bond-Shropshire
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Generations of willful women compounded within the heart, mind and spirit of one. Her name is Jacquelyn Ann Bond-Shropshire, MA., MBA.. She

Morphological Confetti: Gifts and Goals
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What can I say? It was a great holiday; I received a few things that I wanted, and I was able to give a few things that I wanted to give - I

Morphological Confetti: 12 YEARS A SLAVE - Official Trailer (HD)
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I'm going to see this film this evening. Afterwards, I will come back as soon as possible with a review. I haven't seen any of the online re

Morphological Confetti: Light Feet and Heavy Chest
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I'd like to think that his "heavy" chest was his heart - his courage. Besides, he had enough "old marks" from that old whip. It was time mak

The Great African-American Awakening by Myron Magnet, City Journal Summe...
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Some brave voices are shifting the conversation from victimhood to responsibility. Summer 2008

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