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I've Got Your Back still
By Eva Louise

With imagery and words that lilt and lash, an indigenous poet stands with the black community against bigoted forces.

Implications film art
By Khalil Anthony

After Baldwin, in a voice that shakes and sounds a freedom knell.

Endless Shards of Jazz For a Brutal World still
By LeRoy Kangalee

With an atrocity ancient and a wound permanent.

See My Dreams Come True poster art
By Vernon Jordan III

A lyrical lament that gently reaches for the sublime.

Hang N' There
By Malacu McCray , Craig Davidson

The barbershop sets the stage for a righteous course in this moral chamber piece.

Rooftop Scene from As An Act of Protest
By LeRoy Kangalee

Incendiary, confrontational, and necessary. The excerpt from a feature film that presents a relevant and challenging moral struggle.

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Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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