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The Missing Malcolm X

Garrett Felber Boston Review
Our understanding of Malcolm X is inextricably linked to his autobiography, but newly discovered materials force us to reexamine his legacy.

Mystery and History: A Winning Combination

Ruth Needleman Portside
front cover of the novel The Man Who Fell From the Sky When one of my favorite political and historical analysts, Bill Fletcher Jr., announced the publication of a mystery, I could not wait to get my hands on the book. Bill Fletcher Jr, The Man Who Fell from the Sky, Hardball Press, Brooklyn NY, 2018

The Funke Wisdom of Chocolate Cities

Mary F. Corey Praxis Center
A Review of Chocolate Cities: the Black Map of American Life by Marcus A. Hunter & Zandria F. Robinson, University of California Press. Chocolate Cities is an ode to agency. A work of truth-telling without polemics, this book almost literally breaks new ground, revising our most basic ideas of US geography while questioning the truth claims of social science itself.

Friday Nite Videos | Feb 16, 2018

Portside
How Some Democrats Aided The NRA-GOP Agenda. How Tech Giants Feed Off Capitalism's Failures. Students at South Broward High School Protest Gun Violence Jimmy Kimmel on School Shooting in Parkland, Florida. Why Black Panther’s Box Office Success Matters.

Ella Jenkins Named 2017 NEA National Heritage Fellow

NEA
Through more than 50 years of groundbreaking efforts, Ella Jenkins, aptly nicknamed the “First Lady of Children’s Music,” laid the groundwork for the field of children’s music and inspired generations of children’s music leaders who have followed in her footsteps.
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