A Political and Literary Forum
A transcript of our panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Elizabeth Hinton, Robin D. G. Kelley, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Brandon M. Terry, Cornel West
One of the many disturbing dimensions of Freddie Gray’s death after riding in a Baltimore Police van is how little the public knows about the circumstances.
I am sick of the term “avant-garde.”
The Trouble with Black Power Revisionism
Randall L. Kennedy
Broad City is a platonic “romance between two friends” who happen to be women.
The aestheticization of the term avant-garde is a refusal to think what the alienation of human being in the modern era was made of.
“The assumption remains, however unexamined, that ‘avant-garde’ poetry is not ‘black’ and that ‘black’ poetry, however singular its ‘voice,’ is not ‘formally innovative.’
Race and the so-called avant-garde.
During the exhaustive search for Etan, black children were disappearing in Atlanta.
Tragically, it may be unrealistic to expect Americans—including police—to ignore race.
Richard T. Ford
The passage of the Group Areas Act in 1950 brought forceful expulsion and sequestration to all areas of the country.
We should celebrate the actual King and his radicalism rather than the inoffensive persona created to serve the status quo.
In this drama of race and sexuality, the NYPD could learn something from Mayor de Blasio.
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