Category Archives: African-American

Black People and the Environment #1

  I spent a good number of my adult years in places that had vibrant farmers markets: Brooklyn, New York and Madison, Wisconsin, for example. Since moving to Michigan a couple of years ago, I’ve been thinking more and more … Continue reading

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On Botanic(al) Garden(s) and Arboretums

A couple of weeks ago I traveled to Norfolk, Virginia to visit my absolutely stunning aunt who is the equally stunning age of 78, last count. It has become a practice of mine, whenever I visit a city, to spend … Continue reading

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Review of The Chicken Chronicles by Alice Walker

The Chicken Chronicles by Alice Walker, 208pp. The New Press, 2012, $13.56 paperback Alice Walker’s The Chicken Chronicles’ full title is The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels who have returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, … Continue reading

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Review of The Coming by Daniel Black

The Coming: A Novel by Daniel Black, 210 pp.St. Martin’s Press, 2015, $11.94 paperback Daniel Black’s The Coming: A Novel is less a novel as we normally think of it, as a fictional piece of literature, than a sustained meditation on … Continue reading

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