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The Sounds of Struggle

Michael Reagan Boston Review
Sixty years ago, a pathbreaking jazz album from Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, and Oscar Brown, Jr., fused politics and art in the fight for Black liberation. Today many Black artists—women at the forefront—are taking similar strides.

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Black Communities Have Always Used Food as Protest

Amethyst Ganaway Food & Wine
Beginning with the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Black people in America have used food as a means of resistance, rebellion, and revolution as well as maintaining a closeness with one another through the meals they ate.

Why Paul Robeson’s Voice Still Rings True Today

Tayo Aluko The Progressive
Those who desecrated the Capitol in January called themselves patriots. Millions supported them, including members of both Houses. This again reminded one of Robeson, because seventy-two years earlier, another angry mob might well have lynched him.

The Murder Chicago Didn’t Want to Solve

Mick Dumke ProPublica
On Feb. 26, 1963, Ben Lewis, the first Black elected official from Chicago’s West Side, won what was set to be his second full term on the City Council -- perhaps next stop Congress. Two days later, Lewis was found shot to death in his ward office.

Friday Nite Videos | February 19, 2021

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Tucker Carlson Plays Jeopardy With Himself. Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln | Driva Man. The Next Pandemic. The Ugly Truth Behind the Will Ferrell G.M. Super Bowl Commercial. Vaccine Side Effects Are Actually a Good Thing.

A New Civil Rights Movement, a New Journal

Geoffrey Jacques jstor
Freedomways, the African American journal of politics and culture chronicled the civil rights and Black freedom movements starting in the early 1960s.
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