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For Zora Neale Hurston – who preserved for all the world the speech, character, color, dignity, beauty, customs, folkways, and dreams of the radically autonomous black community of Eatonville, FL in which she grew up during the late 1800s and … Continue reading

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Get Rich or Die Tryin’

There is much to lament about this formula, of course. It speaks to a sentiment of unrestrained and unapologetic greed. Moreover, it valorizes this sentiment as the only basis for life’s endeavors. No apparent concern is shown for the fact … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Truth Hurts Blues

When the bones in your back are a-driftin’ And your feet are just stones for the liftin’ When your five dollar whiskey’s all drunk And you got nothing but potatoes in your trunk When the pancakes on the stove are … Continue reading

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