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Avoir de L’espoir (To Have Hope)


.@tkingsanchez engages others during her latest stay in Paris, and in the process, finds hope.

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Amiri Baraka: In Unity & Struggle


Roberto Carlos Garcia on the legacy of the late poet and activist Amiri Baraka

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Paris, Loving You Is Complicated


.@tkingsanchez on the ups and downs that prepared her to take on the City of Lights with gusto.

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How a Lonely Month in Paris Reawakened My Muse


@tkingsanchez shares her journey to the City of Light, where she pushed past fear and learned to write again.

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REVIEW: Wangechi Mutu’s “Fantastic Journey”

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A look at @wangechimutu’s complex and exhilarating survey.

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On Christian Scott: The Power To Turn Melancholy Inside Out


@kiiniibura shares her impression of @cscottjazz’s summer performance at @weeksville

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On The Structure of Brightmoments

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This month, we launch a regular column by Harmony Holiday, who’ll share her thoughts on a selected recording from the Afrosonics archive. First up: how an unforgettable sample led her to saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s poetic musings — and the joyful discovery that jazz and poetry could be “one gallant being.”

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REVIEW: Beauty, Sex, and Strangeness: Kiini Ibura Salaam’s “Ancient, Ancient”

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@kiiniIbura’s “fierce, challenging” first book-length collection

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Snatching Back Joy


How a Hawaiian-theme dinner with her ailing mom and growing daughter taught Karen M. Thomas to laugh again

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The Q&A: Filmmaker Terence Nance


We chat with @ofherbeauty director @terencenance on filmmaking sourced in prose, working with Jay-Z and his future children’s names.

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