Posts Tagged ‘ James Baldwin ’

What’s Love Got To Do With It? | 3 Quarks Daily

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An Open Letter to My Sister, Miss Angela Davis | by James Baldwin | The New York Review of Books

James Baldwin, France, 1970

Source: An Open Letter to My Sister, Miss Angela Davis | by James Baldwin | The New York Review of Books

The History That James Baldwin Wanted America To See

For Baldwin, the past had always been bent in service of a lie. Could a true story be told?

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Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing – Ep. 1: James Baldwin & Darnell Moore | Listen via Stitcher for Podcasts

Listen to Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing episodes free, on demand. Welcome to Bughouse Square! For the first time, we’re opening up the archived tape from the radio show of Studs Terkel, the renowned Chicago reporter. We’re pairing some of our favorite discoveries from the Studs Terkel archive and interviews with smart folks from our time.The Rundown:Eve briefs us on who she and Studs Terkel are, what the Bughouse Square is, and why she is so excited to host the show. James Baldwin talks to Studs about Another Country and serving “bitter medicine.” Darnell Moore breaks down the monolith of Black writers and why Black literature is expected to be hopeful.

Source: Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing – Ep. 1: James Baldwin & Darnell Moore | Listen via Stitcher for Podcasts

“American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin” by Terrance Hayes

“American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin”
by Terrance Hayes

When James Baldwin & Audre Lorde each lend
Stevie Wonder an eyeball, he immediately contends
With gravity, falling either to his knees or flat on
His luminous face. I’ve heard several versions
Of the story.  In this one Audre Lorde dons
Immaculate French loafers, turtlenecked ballgown,
And afro halo. An eye-sized ruby glimmers on
A pinky ring that’s a hair too big for Jimmy Baldwin’s
Pinky. He’s blue with beauty. They’re accustomed
To being followed, but now, the eye-patch twins
Will be especially scary to white people. Looking upon
Them, Wonder’s head purples with plural visions
Of blackness, gavels, grapples, purrs, pens. Ten to one
Odds God also prefers to be referred to as They & Them.

Source: “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin” by Terrance Hayes

James Baldwin: The Artist’s Struggle for Integrity (full lecture)

Racialicious Crush Of The Week: Son Of Baldwin’s Robert Jones, Jr. | Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture

Racialicious Crush Of The Week: Son Of Baldwin’s Robert Jones, Jr. | Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture.

My 3,000 Loving Arms: Borges, my last of ’11, my first of ’12. “Someone,” a poem

My 3,000 Loving Arms: Borges, my last of ’11, my first of ’12. “Someone,” a poem.

The Lit Pub • “Keep This Post-Black-Boy Running”: The Problem of James Baldwin

 

 

The Lit Pub • “Keep This Post-Black-Boy Running”: The Problem of James Baldwin.

James Baldwin on hate and pain

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.  – James Baldwin