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Turning a Corner on Racism

In 2002 I was asked to write a piece for the Daily Herald on the “state of race relations.”  This was the result.   I’ll start by going out on a limb: in DuPage County and in most of our … Continue reading

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MLK Jr: Conquering Racism, Militarism, and Economic Exploitation

On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech at New York’s famous Riverside Church.  Giving it the title “Beyond Vietnam—Breaking Silence,” King called for “radical departures from the destruction of Vietnam.”  He had been moving towards this speech for two years, “[M]oved,” he … Continue reading

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Haki Madhubuti: Black Men, Obsolete?

Born in Detroit as Don L. Lee in 1942, Haki Madhubuti’s daring voice, inventive phrasing, and ability to capture the rhythms and sardonic moods of Black speech have made him one of the two or three most imitated black poets … Continue reading

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