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Art Is Resistance: Five Essays That Confront the Painful Realities of Black Suffering

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These articles are by no means an answer to a dangerous societal deficit that constantly stereotypes, punishes, and kills Black people. But the conversations that they both start and continue are ones that need to be had.

Wanda Coleman, Colin Kaepernick, and The Refusal to Prioritize Patriotism Over Blackness

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The gravitational pull of reading any of Wanda Coleman's work is as elusive as it is startlingly raw and cathartic—the unofficial poet laureate of Los Angeles has always teetered between nuance and nihilism, between and distraction and destruction.

Art Is Resistance: 7 Black Films Based On Books You Should Watch Right Now

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The history of Black people in America is important and extremely complex, which is why film is such a crucial and valuable way to understand it. Specifically, movies based on books that tell Black stories are vital because not only do they depict our experiences, they shed light on

Art Is Resistance: Editor Peter Kahn Talks THE GOLDEN SHOVEL ANTHOLOGY and The Power of Poetry

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The legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks is as complex as it is profound. As a commemoration and celebration of her work, the University of Arkansas Press released The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. Editor and Chicago high school educator Peter Kahn explains the importance of the