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Jazz and Justice

Gregory N. Heires Portside
The book under review charts two worlds of the Jazz industry, paying attention both to the joy it brought to listeners alongside the depth of racism and economic exploitation behind the music.

White Supremacy Tried to Kill Jazz. The Music Triumphed.

Anton Woronczuk interview with Gerald Horne Truthout
In this interview, Horne describes the role of racism in the development of jazz, the gulf between its domestic and international reception; and why creativity, improvisation and technical mastery were a means of survival for its performers.

Tidbits - Sept. 5, 2019 - Reader Comments: Case for Impeachment; Climate Strike; Tax Scam; State of Labor Unions; Sara Nelson; Ilhan Omar; Bernie Sanders; Amazon Fires; German Greens; Puerto Rico; Cuba Tourism; Protest Songs; Resources, Announcements

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Reader Comments: Case for Impeachment; Climate Strike; Tax Scam; State of Labor Unions; Sara Nelson; Ilhan Omar; Bernie Sanders; Amazon Fires; German Greens; Puerto Rico; Cuba Tourism; Protest Songs; Resources, Announcements; more...

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Jazz from Detroit

George Grella Brooklyn Rail
Followers and chroniclers of jazz have long known Detroit as the home and source of a host of the music's finest practitioners. This new book documents much of that history, bringing the story up to today.

Tidbits - Aug. 22, 2019 - Reader Comments: Israel Bans Omar and Tlaib; 'Political Center'-Dangerous Myth; Trump's Union Crowd?; NAACP for Impeachment; Emma Lazarus; Immigrant Labor; Trump Copying Hitler; New Resource: The 1619 Project; more....

Portside
Reader Comments: Israel Bans Omar and Tlaib; 'Political Center' a Dangerous Myth; Trump's Union Crowd?; NAACP for Impeachment; Emma Lazarus; Immigrant Labor; Trump Copying Hitler; New Resource: The 1619 Project; Announcements; and more....

Friday Nite Videos | June 7, 2019

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Open Carrying While White vs. Open Carrying While Black. Dr John's Best Version of "Such a Night" Piano Blues. AOC Grills Military Contractor. Indian Election Update | Hasan Minhaj. Ava DuVernay - Revisiting the Central Park Jogger Case.

Dr John's Best Version of "Such a Night" Piano Blues

Malcolm John Rebennack (Nov 20, 1941 - June 6, 2019), better known by his stage name Dr. John, was an American singer and songwriter. His music combined blues, pop, jazz, boogie-woogie and rock and roll (Wikipedia).

Tidbits - June 6, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment - Time for Congress to Act; Cuba Travel New Restrictions; German Bundestag anti-BDS resolution; Socialist Strategy; Juneteenth; Reclaim Pride Coalition; lots of announcements....

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Reader Comments: Impeachment - Time for Congress to Act; New Restrictions on Travel to Cuba; Measuring Unemployment; German Bundestag anti-BDS resolution; Socialist Strategy; Juneteenth history; Reclaim Pride Coalition; lots of announcements....

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Georgetown’s Jackson ‘Jazzed’ About History

LaMont Jones Diverse: Issues In Higher Education
Scholar, activist, and Grammy-award winning writer Maurice Jackson, along with his co-editor, Blair A. Ruble, have assembled a new and original group of essays that examines jazz and it's Washington, DC history.
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