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Celebrating Jayne Cortez and Amiri Baraka January 31, 2014: If you're in New York on February 4th, this is an event NOT to be missed. New York University's Institute of African American Affairs will be hosting an event honoring the lives of Jayne Cortez and Amiri Baraka. The event will be hosted by Rashidah Ismaili and Walter Mosley and will included readings by Sandra Esteves, Linton Kwesi Johnson, [...] by

Beautiful Sea of Waves December 30, 2013: [caption id="attachment_79327" align="alignright" width="500"] Wangechi Mutu, The End of eating Everything (still), 2013. Animated video (color, sound), 8 minutes 10 seconds. Image Courtesy of the Artist.[/caption] It’s a Sunday three weeks ago.  My eyeglasses are two years old.  It’s a Tuesday two weeks ago.  My new prescription just [...] by

Jayne Cortez Obituary at the New York Times January 7, 2013: A little over a week ago we heard the sad news that poet Jayne Cortez had died, and we promised more news as it arrived. The New York Times has posted this obituary, noting that Cortez's poetry was "known for its visceral power, its political outrage and above all its sheer, propulsive musicality..." The piece goes on to discuss Cortez's [...] by

RIP Jayne Cortez December 28, 2012: We've caught wind today of the very sad new of Jayne Cortez's passing, via the Black Rock Coalition. From their Facebook feed: It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce that Jayne Cortez, a poet and performance artist of the highest order, made her peaceful transition this morning. She served as a mentor to many within [...] by