Black Short Stories : A new generation considers being black in America

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In the Spirit of Sankofa,


A new generation considers being black in America



... Novelist Jesmyn Ward edited this collection of essays and a few poems, which describes the sorrow and unease of being black in America in the time of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and Sandra Bland, making it a natural companion to “Men We Reaped,” Ward’s memoir of five men close to her who died violent, untimely deaths.

The new book’s title, of course, pays homage to James Baldwin’s 1963 classic “The Fire Next Time.” Ward and her fellow writers treat Baldwin as a revered old uncle: a voice of experience, a link to history and, occasionally, an elder to be argued with ...



http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/books/article100926402.html


“The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race.” Edited by Jesmyn Ward. Scribner. 240 pages. $25



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In the Spirit of Sankofa,


A new generation considers being black in America



... Novelist Jesmyn Ward edited this collection of essays and a few poems, which describes the sorrow and unease of being black in America in the time of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and Sandra Bland, making it a natural companion to “Men We Reaped,” Ward’s memoir of five men close to her who died violent, untimely deaths.

The new book’s title, of course, pays homage to James Baldwin’s 1963 classic “The Fire Next Time.” Ward and her fellow writers treat Baldwin as a revered old uncle: a voice of experience, a link to history and, occasionally, an elder to be argued with ...



http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/books/article100926402.html


“The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race.” Edited by Jesmyn Ward. Scribner. 240 pages. $25



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I read the link you provided, and this statement really is so inaccurate and shows total disregard and and insult to the CRM. Or which black Power movement are they referring to?


“Unlike earlier black-power movements that tried to fight or segregate for self-preservation, Black Lives Matter aligns with the dead, continues the mourning, and refuses the forgetting in front of all of us.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/books/article100926402.html#storylink=cpy
 

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I read the link you provided, and this statement really is so inaccurate and shows total disregard and and insult to the CRM. Or which black Power movement are they referring to?
“Unlike earlier black-power movements that tried to fight or segregate for self-preservation, Black Lives Matter aligns with the dead, continues the mourning, and refuses the forgetting in front of all of us.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/books/article100926402.html#storylink=cpy


The essence of the book is on this baseline:


Novelist Jesmyn Ward edited this collection of essays and a few poems, which describes the sorrow and unease of being black in America in the time of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and Sandra Bland, making it a natural companion to “Men We Reaped,” Ward’s memoir of five men close to her who died violent, untimely deaths.


The below precedes the statement you quoted above and makes the context clear:



Claudia Rankine’s essay “The Condition of Black Life Is One of Mourning” links the Black Lives Matter movement to Mamie Till’s decision to show the body of her murdered son Emmett and to allow photographs of his disfigured corpse.


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Unlike earlier black-power movements that tried to fight or segregate for self-preservation, Black Lives Matter aligns with the dead, continues the mourning, and refuses the forgetting in front of all of us.”

The essence of the book is on this baseline:





Novelist Jesmyn Ward edited this collection of essays and a few poems, which describes the sorrow and unease of being black in America in the time of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and Sandra Bland, making it a natural companion to “Men We Reaped,” Ward’s memoir of five men close to her who died violent, untimely deaths.


The below precedes the statement you quoted above and makes the context clear:



Claudia Rankine’s essay “The Condition of Black Life Is One of Mourning” links the Black Lives Matter movement to Mamie Till’s decision to show the body of her murdered son Emmett and to allow photographs of his disfigured corpse.


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This is the statement I object to:

Unlike earlier black-power movements that (tried to fight or segregate) for self-preservation, Black Lives Matter aligns with the dead, continues the mourning, and refuses the forgetting in front of all of us.”[/QUOTE]

What other Black movements are she referring to. During the CRM, people fought and died. We were not even the first generation to fight for freedom.
I find her statement, off and uninformed. BLM is not the first group to do what they are doing.
They need to let that sink in real good. THEY ARE NOT THE FIRST Black Power Movement.
Of course I know the police are shooting Black men. She's not saying anything new about

links the Black Lives Matter movement to Mamie Till’s decision to show the body of her murdered son Emmett

How do we connect the two? I can connect Emmitt Till to the CRM, NOT BLM.

 

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This is the statement I object to:
Unlike earlier black-power movements that (tried to fight or segregate) for self-preservation, Black Lives Matter aligns with the dead, continues the mourning, and refuses the forgetting in front of all of us.”

How do we connect the two? I can connect Emmitt Till to the CRM, NOT BLM.


What other Black movements are she referring to. During the CRM, people fought and died. We were not even the first generation to fight for freedom.
I find her statement, off and uninformed. BLM is not the first group to do what they are doing.
They need to let that sink in real good. THEY ARE NOT THE FIRST Black Power Movement.
Of course I know the police are shooting Black men. She's not saying anything new about

links the Black Lives Matter movement to Mamie Till’s decision to show the body of her murdered son Emmett



All I can do, as I did, is to place into context the understanding they proclaimed in their "collection of essays" contained in their book.

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