Tag Archives: Black History Month

Clarence Lusane’s The Black History of the White House

In 2010 the Arizona legislature enacted HB 2281, which bans the teaching of courses in public schools that, among other things, treat people as “a group, rather than as individuals.” The intended effect of the law was clear immediately to … Continue reading

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City Lights Author Nathaniel Mackey Wins Bollingen Prize

This week Yale University awarded Nathaniel Mackey its prestigious Bollingen Prize in American Poetry in recognition of both his most recent volume, Outer Pradesh (Anomalous Press, 2014), and an ongoing body of work that Mackey has been developing for nearly forty years. … Continue reading

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Black History: American Classical Music?

Did you know City Lights has an entire bookshelf dedicated to writings on jazz? From Sun Ra to Sarah Vaughn, John Coltrane to Don Cherry… Digging     The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music Amiri Baraka In the essay “Jazz … Continue reading

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