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  • “If we had not survived and triumphed, there would not be a Black American alive.”[1]  —James Baldwin   "Black people have as their unique and true object blackness envisioned in itself and for itself."[2] —X In the quote above from James Baldwin’s essay “On Being ‘White’...And Other Lies”, Blackness can be read as either epilogue or interlude to an old book that many Americans have finally got around to reading but stopped short of finishing…having understood just enough t…
  • “If we had not survived and triumphed, there would not be a Black American alive.”[1]  —James Baldwin   "Black people have as their unique and true object blackness envisioned in itself and for itself."[2] —X In the quote above from James Baldwin’s essay “On Being ‘White’...And Other Lies”, Blackness can be read as either epilogue or interlude to an old book that many Americans have finally got around to reading but stopped short of finishing…having understood just enough t…
  • “If we had not survived and triumphed, there would not be a Black American alive.”[1]  —James Baldwin   "Black people have as their unique and true object blackness envisioned in itself and for itself."[2] —X In the quote above from James Baldwin’s essay “On Being ‘White’...And Other Lies”, Blackness can be read as either epilogue or interlude to an old book that many Americans have finally got around to reading but stopped short of finishing…having understood just enough t…
  • Emily Gastineau updated the Article We Are Better
    I’m the winin’ boy, don’t deny my name.—Jellyroll Morton, “Winin’ Boy Blues”   I was asked to write about jazz. I hope that, once I’ve first served up this palate cleanser, I am able to simply write about local concerts, recordings and musicians for their merits and in their broader cultural and historical contexts. But first things annoyingly first. Jazz was labor stolen from the bosses. But, even still, the serpent’s mouth and tail and all that, since it has also always been…
  • I’m the winin’ boy, don’t deny my name.—Jellyroll Morton, “Winin’ Boy Blues”   I was asked to write about jazz. I hope that, once I’ve first served up this palate cleanser, I am able to simply write about local concerts, recordings and musicians for their merits and in their broader cultural and historical contexts. But first things annoyingly first. Jazz was labor stolen from the bosses. But, even still, the serpent’s mouth and tail and all that, since it has also always been…
  • I’m the winin’ boy, don’t deny my name.—Jellyroll Morton, “Winin’ Boy Blues”   I was asked to write about jazz. I hope that, once I’ve first served up this palate cleanser, I am able to simply write about local concerts, recordings and musicians for their merits and in their broader cultural and historical contexts. But first things annoyingly first. Jazz was labor stolen from the bosses. But, even still, the serpent’s mouth and tail and all that, since it has also always been…
  • I’m the winin’ boy, don’t deny my name.—Jellyroll Morton, “Winin’ Boy Blues”   I was asked to write about jazz. I hope that, once I’ve first served up this palate cleanser, I am able to simply write about local concerts, recordings and musicians for their merits and in their broader cultural and historical contexts. But first things annoyingly first. Jazz was labor stolen from the bosses. But, even still, the serpent’s mouth and tail and all that, since it has also always been…
  • I’m the winin’ boy, don’t deny my name.—Jellyroll Morton, “Winin’ Boy Blues”   I was asked to write about jazz. I hope that, once I’ve first served up this palate cleanser, I am able to simply write about local concerts, recordings and musicians for their merits and in their broader cultural and historical contexts. But first things annoyingly first. Jazz was labor stolen from the bosses. But, even still, the serpent’s mouth and tail and all that, since it has also always been…
  • I’m the winin’ boy, don’t deny my name.—Jellyroll Morton, “Winin’ Boy Blues”   I was asked to write about jazz. I hope that, once I’ve first served up this palate cleanser, I am able to simply write about local concerts, recordings and musicians for their merits and in their broader cultural and historical contexts. But first things annoyingly first. Jazz was labor stolen from the bosses. But, even still, the serpent’s mouth and tail and all that, since it has also always been…
  • I’m the winin’ boy, don’t deny my name.—Jellyroll Morton, “Winin’ Boy Blues”   I was asked to write about jazz. I hope that, once I’ve first served up this palate cleanser, I am able to simply write about local concerts, recordings and musicians for their merits and in their broader cultural and historical contexts. But first things annoyingly first. Jazz was labor stolen from the bosses. But, even still, the serpent’s mouth and tail and all that, since it has also always been…