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Cover of Angela Davis book
29 September 2015

As the book editor for the Columbus Free Press, I am currently reading Jimmie Lee & James: Two Lives, Two Deaths and the Movement That Changed...

Book cover
14 August 2015

Book Review: This Non-Violent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible

By Charles E. Cobb, Jr.


Front of book
04 June 2015

            One may wonder what there is new to say about the civil rights movement.  In the immediate aftermath of Barack Obama’s first election it seemed...

30 May 2015

Book Review: A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life By Allyson Hobbs

Reading A Chosen Exile reminded me of an...

02 December 2014

My fiancé died more than twelve years ago and of all the things he left me, it is a box of love letters–and poems, cartoons, and crossword puzzles–I cherish...

01 September 2014


How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America By Kiese Laymon