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Celebrating the Free Jazz Revolution, in Black and White

Michael J. Agovino The Village Voice
This classic treatment of the 1960s-1970s avant-garde jazz in the United States is an essential guide to one of the most dramatic, significant, and fruitful of modern American artistic movements. That movement's impact is still felt in music played in all styles all over the world.

Support Herman Bell: Four Things You Can Do Right Now!

Supporters of Herman Bell and Parole Justice New York Parole Justice New York
Stand by the Parole Board’s lawful & just decision to release Herman Bell. At 70 years old and after 45 years inside, it is time for Herman Bell to come home.

Trump’s Trade Gimmickry

Dani Rodrik Project Syndicate
The imbalances and inequities generated by the global economy cannot be tackled by protecting a few politically well-connected industries, using manifestly ridiculous national security considerations as an excuse. Such protectionism is a gimmick, not a serious agenda for trade reform.

A Watershed Year for Black Women's Political Power in the South

Rebekah Barber Facing South
The recent Power Rising Summit in Atlanta brought together nearly a thousand Black women from across the country to strategize on how to build political power and harness the momentum behind the surge of Black women running for office.

Media Bits and Bytes – The Big Hack Edition

The real election hack; Big media merger mania; Google can incriminate you; Amazon’s endless tentacles; SXSW follows tech to the dark side; Tweeting bitterness and changing the conversation