Zora Neale Hurston

Did Zora Neale Hurston Plagiarize Her First Work? ::: Readings From Zora’s ‘Barracoon’

In Zora Neal Hurston’s first(finally?) published edition of ‘Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”‘, Deborah G. Plant includes an afterword and section of additional materials, edited by her. In that section, she quotes Zora: “Woodson knew that people’s memories were notoriously unsound and must be checked carefully by reference to written documents.” This Read the full article…

Zora Neale Hurston

Tale Of Human Traitors Captain Bill & Those Meaher Brothers ::: Readings From Zora’s ‘Barracoon’

All these words from the seller, but not one word from the sold. The Kings and Captains whose words moved ships. But not one word from the cargo. The thoughts of the “black ivory,” the “coin of Africa,” had no market value. Africa’s ambassadors to the New World have come and worked and died, and Read the full article…

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Alice Walker ::: Chicago Humanities Festival

Globally acclaimed activist, Black womanist, and award winning novelist, Alice Walker is a central fixture in literature. This interview with her delves into the life-altering impact of her life and body of work. Walker will also discuss and share from her new bilingual collection of poetry, Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart. This program Read the full article…

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Alice Walker’s “Taking the Arrow Out of Your Heart”

A keynote speech from literary colossus, Alice Walker, at the Stanford Contemplation by Design Summit discussing how we might heal from trauma caused by various atrocities of Whyte Nationalism and Whyte Supremacy.

Using Youtube-DL

Youtube-DL has built-in functionality that detects a number of available file formats to download. Often, we will want to manually choose which file format is most suitable for our needs. In order to take advantage of this interface, we simply navigate to our Youtube-DL file location(path): And then we type: As you might have noticed, Read the full article…

Using Youtube-DL

According to their site: youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and a few more sites. Youtube-dl provides a means to download videos published online without a third-party. This provides security, convenience, and a certain amount of dependability. To use it to download videos, I simply navigate to its location on my system(path): And Read the full article…

Race Records & Black Consumers

As I have written elsewhere, Carol Batker speaks about how Black Blues Women were alienated by other Black Women(usually professional class Black Women’s Club members) due to class antagonisms framed as lewd performance. She writes regarding analytical works about Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God” that,” It is my contention that Hurston has Read the full article…

Is Dave Chappelle’s Skit Anti-Reparations???

“Kiss My Black Ass, America!!!” – “Tron”, Dave Chappelle Show, Season 1, Episode 4 I believe that in 2019, reparations as a keyword and hot button political promise surrounding HR 40 has divided US Blacks into camps that once did not exist but now frame those Blacks who may have arguments as to why reparations Read the full article…