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  • The settler makes history…

    “The settler makes history and is conscious of making it. And because he constantly refers to the history of his mother country, he clearly indicates that he himself is the extension of that mother-country. Thus the history which he writes is not the history of the country which he plunders but the history of his own nation in regard to all that she skims off, all that she violates and starves.” ― Frantz Fanon

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    Jim Crow Laws

    From the 1880s into the 1960s, a majority of American states enforced segregation through “Jim Crow” laws (so called after a black character in minstrel shows). From Delaware to California, and from North Dakota to Texas, many states (and cities, too) could impose legal punishments on people for consorting with members of another race. The most common types of laws forbade intermarriage and ordered business owners and public institutions to keep their black and white…

  • Danbury FCI’s Alcoholic Warden

    Danbury FCI’s Alcoholic Warden This link will take you to a news story about Warden Maureen Baird, the person who remains ultimately and directly responsible for the health, security, and welfare of almost 1400 women at Danbury Federal Correctional Facility in Connecticut, where I served most of my five-year federal sentence, ostensibly for shipping ivory sculptures into the United States without the proper permits.  I had the pleasure of meeting Warden Baird personally – of…

  • Another Homecoming…

    My oldest son, Shaquille, will be coming home in about three weeks. The last time I saw him, hugged him, kissed him; he looked a lot like the kid in the first picture. That was September 3, 2004 and he was eleven years old. It has been eight years, two months, two weeks, and six days. Since then, he has lived in Yaoundé, Cameroon, with my bonus-mother, Mapie, and siblings. He took the second picture a…

  • Who buys this stuff, anyway?

    In addition to contemporary African art, I have sold tribal artefacts, like the ones pictured below, for several years. A tribal artefact is an object, mask, or figure that was created, not as art, but for some specific traditional purpose. That purpose might have been concrete, like the unit of currency and looms in this photo; ceremonial, like the beaded cap mask shown; or supernatural, such as with guardian and fertility figures. Artefacts are usually…

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