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Music Review: ‘Stax ’68: A Memphis Story’ 5-Disc Box Set from Craft Recordings

Stax '68 A Memphis Story

On 'Stax '68: A Memphis Story,' history never looked so bleak while sounding so good. A brief glance at the track lists will begin to open your eyes, but the history of the record company from 1968 will blow your mind.

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‘The Souls of Black Folk’ by W.E.B. Du Bois – An Appreciation

Gone for over half a century, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois lives on through his thought and his prose. A new edition from Restless Books offers an excellent opportunity to broaden our perspective on questions of race in America by increasing our understanding of racism's history and sociology, enlightened by one of the country's most creative minds.

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I am Ashamed to be an American, Part Three

Mr. Trump apparently tapped into this deep-seated, Southern brand of rancor and resentment – the feelings of hatred, bigotry, misogyny, and yes, racism, too, whether overt or covert – in short, the ugliness of it all! – and in the process, unleashed the beast within, the worst in our already tarnished (white) nature. The rest is history.

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The Devil’s Work In Charleston, South Carolina

The first Africans upon the slave ships destined for the Americas sensed the coming of a great and lasting catastrophe. They had nothing that would protect and fortify them from the coming centuries of bondage and tyranny, so they sent out an exalting wail beseeching God’s mercy. God looked down on them and saw that they had nothing. They were naked and in chains. God in His singular wisdom took the very sound of their lament and turned it into their shield and their weapon, and today we call that sound music.

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