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Jayne Cortez, poet

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Jayne Cortez, poet The late Jayne Cortez was a major figure of the Black Arts Movement. She was a poet, musician and creative force unto herself. Born in Arizona, she was … Continue reading

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Jazz for justice

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Jazz for justice New York—It’s in the air, an edgy current that awakens the spirit. When did it start? Was it the Arab Spring? The Occupy Movement? What? Where? May Day … Continue reading

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