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Surprised by Life
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September 2008
Rodger Allen, a native Californian, discusses growing up in both Marysville County, CA and San Francisco's Fillmore District in the early fifties...



True School
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September 2008
Two long-time friends share memories, in which one recounts stories from Indiana to Mississippi to California...



Hard-Knock Lessons Across a Generation
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September 2008
An uncle shares with his nephew his growing pains of coming of age without a father in Oakland and San Leandro, California...



Birds of a Feather
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September 2008
As their thirtieth wedding anniversary approaches, a couple discusses the value of having a loving family and its impact on their current lives...



Images Speak Words - My Mom Minerva
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May 2007
The one person in my mom's life who made a difference is her Auntie Mayda. She always told her to study for some career and to try to be successful, no matter what...



Coming of Age in 1963
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August 2006
I have looked into the face of hate of someone who did not even know me. It is as vivid now as it was forty three years ago. The events of my family's summer trip from California to Arkansas when I was twelve years old in 1963 made an indelible impressi..



Katrina Victims Endure Makeshift Lives
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September 2006
A year after the hurricane, thousands of people along the Mississippi coast still live in the trailers supplied by FEMA ..



Heirs to Ex-slaves Land Struggle to Keep Property in Family
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September 2006
Throughout coastal South Carolina, Gullah-Geechee people have been fighting for decades to hold onto the property left to them by their ancestors. But often there is no will, making it difficult to prove ownership, even when taxes have been paid on the..



Beltway Blues
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March 2007
Beltway Blues is a contemplative poem written during winter. It works to capture thoughts of a writer dealing with constant changes and the passage of time. The poem is written by a poet who works to establish a productive life after living abroad in vari..



African IN' Transition (A.I.N.T)
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February 2006
This first person narrative tells the story of a young woman who resolves identity issues with the African-American community she grew up in and the Nigerian blood in her veins...



On Wednesday
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March 2006
My personal response to the Amadou Diallo trial February,2000 in New York City..



Jazz funeral biz battered by storm
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March 2006
Post-Katrina, undertaking industry in a changed New Orleans faces grim future. ..



9th Ward Bus Tours
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April 2006
For the residents of New Orleans' devastated Lower 9th Ward, the first..



Katrina Audio Portraits ? Anjoli Cooper
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April 2006
Amanda Herman presents the story of Hurricane Katrina survivor Anjoli Cooper...



IKRewind: Panthermania
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April 2006
In recognition of the fortieth anniversary of the Black Panther Party...



Panthermania
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April 2006
Back when the Black Panthers first sprang to life, we wore dashikis and big Afros and swiveled our feet to James Brown's "Say It Loud?I'm..



Timeline: KEY EVENTS IN BLACK PANTHER HISTORY
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April 2006
A timeline of significant moments in the history of the Black Panther Party...



1000 Words
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April 2006
A group of thirty young black men and women, dressed in black leather jackets, berets, and dark glasses, crosses the lawn to the steps of the state capitol...



Before
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May 2006
Reflection on life as a child BEFORE I knew all that I know today - before war, racism, anger, crime, etc. What a mighty people we are because we continue to be able to tap into the true spirit of who we are...



Variation Blues
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May 2006
Our people have faced much hardship, but have also been blessed with the grace of resilience. We have all experienced difficult times and have pulled through with support from family, friends, and faith...



Memories of devoted father, husband
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June 2006
More than five months after Hurricane Katrina roared ashore in southeast Try as she might, Rose Mahoney Major just could not persuade her husband, Joseph Major, to evacuate with her and their children from their Violet home...



The Superdome, Mighty Katrina, and Me
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June 2006
I became angry as I imagined how bewildered the people felt after they arrived at the mighty Superdome and found no salvation from their struggles, no breathing space from Katrina and no nourishment for their mind, body or soul...



Best Survival Plan Ever
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June 2006
Elaine didn't bother to argue with Frank because the water was already seeping through the floor from the storm. I knew we were in for more than the light floods we'd experienced in previous hurricanes. It had never been this bad before...



Hip Hop University
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July 2006
Insight into the nature of the Culture of Hip Hop. Also uses..



My People
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August 2006
A video tribute featuring the author's family...



Gone Like Atlantis
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August 2006
A reflective essay written during the days after Hurricane Katrina..



Beyond Katrina - Ongoing Injustice
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August 2006
A man recounts the travesty of justice that was rendered upon his cousin, who was arrested for taking (looting) a box of soda pop and an X-box game, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina...



Katrina Audio Portraits ? Juan Ambrose
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April 2006
Amanda Herman presents the story of Hurricane Katrina survivor Juan Ambrose...



Katrina Audio Portraits ? Obeidee Zachary
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April 2006
Amanda Herman presents the story of Hurricane Katrina survivor Obeidee Zachary...



Katrina Audio Portraits ? Renata Mattis
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April 2006
Amanda Herman presents the story of Hurricane Katrina survivor Renata Mattis...



Katrina Audio Portraits ? Lisa Ambrose
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April 2006
Amanda Herman presents the story of Hurrican Katrina survivor Lisa Ambrose..



Katrina Audio Portraits ? Eric Butler
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April 2006
Amanda Herman presents the story of Hurricane Katrina survivor Eric Butler..



Gulf Coast Middle Passage
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August 2006
Katrina-related audio projects produced through the Ella Baker Center...



Taking Care of her Little NaiNai
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August 2006
When Shanai Green slipped off a roof and into Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters, her horrified grandfather, Robert Green, could do nothing to save the 3-year-old "NaiNai."..



Down In New Orleans
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August 2006
Katrina-related audio projects produced through the Ella Baker Center...



Float
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August 2006
Katrina-related audio projects produced through the Ella Baker Center...



Stories From The Storm #1
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August 2006
Katrina-related audio projects produced through the Ella Baker Center...



Stories From The Storm #2
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August 2006
Katrina-related audio projects produced through the Ella Baker Center...



They Won't Cry For You
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August 2006
Katrina-related audio projects produced through the Ella Baker Center...



Shelter From the Storm
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August 2006
The story is told by the faces of the survivors...



We Are Here
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August 2006
These photographs were made during several months I spent in Haiti in 2005-2006, while documenting health care at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital there...



Two Negroes in Bosnia
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January 2006
When I was a freshman in high school, I remember sitting in my English class when one boy blurted out how he hated, "those Haitian people because they brought AIDS here!" Being a 14-year-old girl born to Haitian parents .....



The Soul of San Francisco
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January 2006
Rap is something you do
Hip-hop is something you live
---KRS-ONE, ?Get Yourself Up?, Hot 12?..



The Sons and Daughters of Ham : A Novel Excerpt
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January 2006
When these items are in season, one can purchase firm Julie mangoes, fresh pigeon peas, red sorrel blossoms, pomme cytheres (a fruit called June plums by Jamaicans) and live blue crabs on the stretch that is Utica Avenue..



The Second Strike
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January 2006
Everybody?s heard the expression ?three strikes you?re out!? Well, that?s what it came down to when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on that Alabama day in 1956. .....



Reproduction of the New Breed of Leaders
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January 2006
When I was a young man I had a very bad temper. I wasn?t scared to yell and scream at anybody, any size. Whipped a lot of ass, got my ass whipped too, but usually by somebody older or bigger than me or more than one person. .....



racial recollections : a prose poem
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January 2006
black black stay back, black like me, black as night, black as coal. black as the pit from pole to pole a dying poet wrote from the sadness of his soul. colored. negro. black. african american...



Poor People
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January 2006
Living in tin shacks
Gathering water from filthy ditches
But we want to sell each other
Forgetting the pain .....



Paris Noir : The Complexities of American Exile
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January 2006
"We helped to make America great, so why can't we help to make another country great? Anywhere we go, we are going to bring our African-American culture with us .....



God's Son
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January 2006
i was asleep. at one in the morning you don?t do anything else. duane came in. gail. he said. gail, i'm talking to you. what? i've got some bad news to tell you. tomone called. your grandson has been shot. .....



Young, Gifted, and Black in Beijing
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January 2006
Ni Hao! (Hello / How Are You in Mandarin) I?m a newly minted professor, poet and performing artist with a love of Old-School and conscious Hip Hop and a wanderlust that rivals the most ancient of nomads. .....



Venom
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January 2006
She has a conversation with the man: the black man. He is tired of seeing himself portrayed in stereotypical images. .....



They're Not Talking About Me
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January 2006
At the junior high school across the street from my Brooklyn apartment, girls still claim an empowered dominion over the spaces they occupy .....



Odyssey
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January 2006
Your daddy was a crackhead..



The Reality of Our Mentality
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January 2006
The speaker was talking about the Stockholm Syndrome as it pertained to Jews in the Holocaust. I was suddenly struck: how does this psychological phenomenon apply to me .....



The Cultural Traditions of Haiti: A Photo Essay
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February 2006
At the age of 37, I began to faithfully pursue a career in what I was most passionate about ? photojournalism. After taking photos as a hobby for four years, I fulfilled my dream of traveling to Haiti...



Malcolm on My Mind
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January 2006
I was 20 years old in 1958 when I first met Malcolm X. The story begins with my friend who lived up the street from me and who was a member of the Nation of Islam...



Blues for Charlie for Charlie Braxton
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January 2006
What does death look like, Charlie?..



Why Won?t My Neighbor Say Good Morning?
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January 2006
My New York City neighborhood was once a black enclave of mixed incomes, but remained plagued by a modicum of services, crime and police disinterest due to the complexion of its inhabitants...




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