Nicole S Maskiell: Cicely was young, Black and enslaved – her death during an epidemic in 1714 has lessons that resonate in today’s pandemic
What may be the oldest surviving gravestone for a Black person in the Americas memorializes an enslaved teenager named Cicely.
Will the Biden administration dare cut military spending?
I knocked at your door,
I knocked at your heart,
looking for a good bed,
looking for a good fire.
The wind last night was fierce and numbingly cold. It moved like a carving knife through the remaining remnants of summer, easing away the reluctant last memories we have of the warm and sunny past.
“I only play the piano, but tonight God is in the house” — Fats Waller, on Art Tatum
They might as wise have lodged a Bird
For Treason — in the Pound —
Both Western and traditional medicine agree, cranberries are more than just tart and tasty.
The normal to which we are supposed to want to return is what gave us Donald Trump in the first place, and the forces that produced that outcome have not gotten weaker in the interim
Black voters waited in 10-hour lines to show up for Joe Biden. Now Biden needs to return the favor.
Terror, stasis, glints of hope.
Ghosts of evils that came before,
plague and depression, civil war,
take on new life. So here we are.
Workers without college degrees have suffered most from recent decades of neoliberal fetishization with globalization, unregulated open markets, and corporate-friendly free trade.
“Freed by Fire” follows Molina, a 12-year old Malawian girl who becomes another child in a forced marriage. One female chief is tirelessly working to stop it.
She said to him, Oh, Jack, what have they done?