Bill Cosby in a Different World or the Same One

  By Edward Lindberg Literary Correctness Contributor First and foremost, let me say that I do not condone sexual assault or rape.  As such, the Bill Cosby situation truly troubles me. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m a huge fan of the characters Bill Cosby has portrayed over the years:  Alexander Scott, Chet Kincaid, Fat […]

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BookCon To Partner With We Need Diverse Books For 2015 Conference by Claire Fallon

My favorite sentence in this article: We hope that as BookCon continues to announce panelists and featured speakers, authors from diverse backgrounds are not spotlighted only in discussions specifically about race and diversity, but in conversations about every aspect of the industry. LC Here’s the full article… BookCon and We Need Diverse Books are teaming up in […]

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Iggy Azalea and the Perils of Reinventing Oneself by Sujatha Fernandes

Food for thought: -Azalea is faking an American accent to sound “more black,” while making millions appropriating black musical culture yet has nothing to say about black issues (e.g., Ferguson, Eric Garner, etc.) -What Azalea is doing is nothing new – Reference Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, or Robin Thicke LC Here’s the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sujatha-fernandes/iggy-azalea-and-the-perils-of-reinventing-oneself_b_6306226.html?utm_hp_ref=black-voices&ir=Black+Voices  

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Danny Glover

One of the main purveyors of violence in this world has been this country.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

To expect God to do everything while we do nothing is not faith but superstition.

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James Baldwin

To be born in a free society and not be born free is to be born into a lie.

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Zora Neale Hurston

His road of thought is what makes every man what he is.

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Sonia Sanchez

I keep writing because I realize that until black people’s  social reality is free of oppression and exploitation, I will not be free to write as one who’s not oppressed or exploited.  That is the goal.  That is the struggle and the dream.

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Stokely Carmichael

The act of registering to vote…gives one a sense of being.  The black man who goes to register is saying to the white man, ‘No.’

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George Washington’s Teeth Weren’t Wooden But…

Excerpt from the article: “Folklore notwithstanding, Washington’s false teeth were not wooden. He obtained them instead from horses, donkeys, cows — and human beings. (According to his account books, in 1784, emulating some of his affluent friends, he bought nine teeth from unidentified “Negroes” — perhaps enslaved African-Americans at his beloved Mount Vernon; the price […]

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