Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Comparison of New York State Laws and Regulations and Slave Codes

A number of years ago, long before Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow,” while doing research for an essay entitled “From the Plantation to the Penitentiary,” I came across some striking similarities between New York Laws and Slave Codes. From … Continue reading

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Black Blood of Poetry

The King was dead You joined the adults Cried your eyes out Didn’t know exactly why Only that something catastrophic had happened Something that’d set your people back fifty years You couldn’t even go out to play Maybe not for … Continue reading

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Preface to my book, “Black Shadows and through the White Looking Glass”

Preamble  From slavery to freedom. From pre-colonialism to post-modernism. From revolution to reactionism. From the War for Independence             to the Civil War From the slave enlistment bill             to Selective Service. From Articles of Confederation             to the Confederacy. … Continue reading

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