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African Americans’ Move to Nicaragua

Given persistent economic inequality and disproportionate mass incarceration, in the twenty-first century African Americans require territory for a national homeland.  Malcolm X is the most prominent of recent embodiments of this desire conceived of by Black Americans.  He is a tireless spokesperson and advocate for a national territory, as is […]

Cool Black Friend

“Cool Black Friend” By Audrey Shipp   “Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’ You gotta have somethin’ if you wanna be with me”  (“Nothing from Nothing,” Billy Preston)   “You ain’t got to be rich to talk to Gucci, but you got to be part of something  Ain’t nobody play no […]

Foreign Whips and Detroit’s Decline

  “FOREIGN WHIPS AND DETROIT’S DECLINE” By Audrey Shipp   “In the early 1940’s, Detroit was at its industrial zenith, leading the nation in an economic escape from the Great Depression.  Between 1940 and 1947 manufacturing employment in Detroit increased by 40 percent, a rate surpassed only by Los Angeles, […]