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Summer Reads for 2021

Lyric & Verse

The Man Who Lived Underground: A Novel  A major literary event: an explosive, previously unpublished novel about race and police violence by the legendary author of Native Son and Black Boy Fred Daniels,…

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Cotton

Black Cotton by Arthur Cunningham-Clark

Lyric & Verse

Clear blue skies, fresh cut grass water as clear as new made glass curtains of lace, linens so fine furniture of mahogany, ebony, & pine bedcloths of satin, blankets so…

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BOTH ENDZ (2021 Revision) (Dedicated to Black Lives Matter) By Dr. Anthony Neal

Lyric & Verse

WOOSPH! WOOSPH! WOOSPH! WOOSPH! Matchsticks and matches. Candlesticks and crosses. Coffins stack up while Communities total their losses. And to my people who are The color of my skin:I don’t…

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Short Story: “I’m so proud of you son.” by J Michael

Lyric & Verse

Ms. Jacklyn Mable was overcome with emotion as she hugged her son Jalen after graduation. She was so proud of the young man he had become. Back when he was…

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Poetry: fix the sign by Detrick Hughes

Lyric & Verse

don’t mistake mefor lonelyeven If worry scratches your brow know I have Never sipped from a cup of regretand I do not dine on sarcasm but Sometimes, honestly,I miss the…

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