By Abiodun Oyewole
This anthology of essays, own narratives, poetry and prose is geared up into 5 sections: “Mourning Black Lives That Mattered,” “Black Skin/White Masks,” “Black Spaces/Black Places,” “Black Lives Remembered/Reclaimed,” and “The Legacy of Black Protest Continues,” addressing a variety of hot-button concerns and racial disparities that disproportionately influence the black group. whereas written essentially through African American poets, writers, activists and students, decisions also are from humans of the Latino and African diasporas and white activists. jointly, those seventy nine individuals offer a call-to-action that demanding situations readers to confront long-held values and ideology approximately black lives, in addition to white privilege and fragility, because it surveys the old and modern ravages of racism and its patience of structural inequality. extra importantly, BLACK LIVES HAVE constantly MATTERED offers a first-hand standpoint to an issue recognized to the African American neighborhood lengthy earlier than the Black Lives topic stream printed it to most people: that black lives have continuously mattered. Connecting the previous to the current, the participants of BLACK LIVES HAVE regularly MATTERED supply an eye-opening and fascinating assortment that has the aptitude to reignite a broader push for black liberation and equality for all. conceal layout: Vagabond. picture: The UNITAS software on Fox road within the South Bronx, 1983. Copyright © Ricky Flores.
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Black Lives Have Always Mattered: A Collection of Essays, Poems, and Personal Narratives (2LP EXPLORATIONS) by Abiodun Oyewole