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Happy birthday, Jimmy. Let’s hope it isn’t too late to listen, listen intently, carefully, minds open, hearts full. Let’s hope… A Report from Occupied Territory Negroes have…
Wendy E. Fallen saved to Our Men
The Doom and Glory of Knowing Who You Are: James Baldwin on the Empathic Rewards of Reading and What It Means to Be an Artist
“An artist is a sort of emotional or spiritual historian. His role is to make you realize the doom and glory of knowing who you are and what you are.”
Herb Harris saved to Artists and Writers
“Well, I may or may not be bitter, but if I were, I would have good reasons for it” chief among them that American blindness, or cowardice, which allows us to pretend that life presents no reasons…
Queen Lenora Melvin saved to Black knowledge
From 1962: “Whatever white people do not know about Negroes reveals, precisely and inexorably, what they do not know about themselves.”
Gustav Erlank saved to Important Reads
A published 1972 photograph of James Baldwin showed him smiling. The unused photographs captured the full range of his pe...
Maxxwell McGuire saved to PRIDE (LGBTIQPA)
Carl Van Vechten, featured in this week’s issue, photographed African-American cultural luminaries including James Baldwin and Zora Neale Hurston.
Jan Estes saved to Beautiful photos
DJ Acyde on James Baldwin: the prescient novelist, social critic, and timeless style master.
Timely and therefore timeless: Revisiting the words of James Baldwin.
Miranda Hersey saved to James Baldwin: An Altar