Tag: Harlem Renaissance

Life at the Margins (I)

[Image Description: A view across a small flowing brook in a snowy Vermont winter forest. A large, bare-sided. sheer rock face rises a short height from the water, along the far side of the stream, with coniferous and deciduous trees growing atop and behind it. A few patches of snow and ice float on the brook as it flows from the left to the right of the shot. In the foreground of the cliff face, near the bottom-right of the shot, is a wide, single cascade in the blue-green water, creating wintry foam at the edge of the frame.]

Life at the Margins: Reflections on Oppression Part 1: Past the Outskirts of  Possibility This series is going to be different from the rest of what I will write here. I am writing this five-part series as a project for PrideBuzz to share some of the life lessons I have come to see about the intersectionality

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James Baldwin – Down At The Cross

[Image Description: A hymnal with several ribbons as bookmarks is lying open and face-up, with a portion of the book hanging suspended past the end of the wooden surface it rests upon.]

“Down At The Cross– Letter from a Region in My Mind” is the second of two missive-style essays that make up The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin. You may know (or recall from the previous post) that Baldwin was a mid-20th century author, poet, playwright and fierce critic of social issues, particularly along the intersection of

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James Baldwin – My Dungeon Shook

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James Baldwin was an incredible author, poet, and social critic. He wrote from the mid-to-late 20th century, and his impassioned, beautiful work stands as an amazing resource for us white people trying to understand some of the race-related problems that we will never have to experience. And we need to understand the problems that he addresses, because

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