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Remembering Gwendolyn Brooks: Homage to an Independent Black Intellectual Life

Remembering Gwendolyn Brooks: Homage to an Independent Black Intellectual Life  By Bakari Kitwana | @TheRealBakari | with thanks to NewBlackMan (in Exile)   Saturday, June 10, 2017.  I first met Miss Brooks in the late 80s when I was an editor at Thi..More

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