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Calendar, Night&Day Truth Is on Its Way

Truth Is on Its Way

In the 1970s, poet Nikki Giovanni was called “The Princess of Black Poetry.” She was friends with Angela Davis and James Baldwin, and appeared on magazine covers wearing radical fashions to match her lyrical, uplifting messages. Today, she’s a professor…
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Calendar, Night&Day Monsters, Inc.

Monsters, Inc.

Do people even remember rehabilitation? It has nothing to do with Amy Winehouse; instead, it's a theory about what to do with criminals once they're in prison. Reduce recidivism, remember? Make it so prisoners can live in regular society once…
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Calendar, Night&Day Incarceration Nation

Incarceration Nation

Imprisonment is part of the American experience. With the decline of farming, mining, and manufacturing, prisons represent a rare growth industry in the heartland: We have 2,304,270 and counting behind bars. District legislators legally count inmates as constituents, and use…
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Nuthin' But a She Thing

Various Artists Fat Beats and Bra Straps (Rhino) Angela Davis Blues Legacies and Black Feminism (Pantheon) Between the glare of the Gucci-flashing sample-ocracy that currently rules mainstream hip hop and the haze of the gat-blunt-40 rhymes that dominate the gangsta…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

Way Down South It appears several of your native daughters and sons have been lured to Los Angeles: Ellen Sebastian is currently in rehearsal for a show she's directing at Los Angeles Theatre Center, The Correct Posture of a True…
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