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New book delves into race and rock ’n’ roll

New book delves into race and rock ’n’ roll

BY DR. GLENN ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER In 1967, Ralph Gleason, the music critic of The San Francisco Chronicle (and soon to become a founding editor of Rolling Stone magazine), celebrated rock ’n’ roll for banishing African-American influences. “Remarkably free from prejudice,” Gleason wrote, singers, songwriters, session musicians, producers were neither “ashamed of […]

‘The Women of Brewster Place’ author dies at 66

‘The Women of Brewster Place’ author dies at 66

Gloria Naylor, best known for her award-winning book “The Women of Brewster Place,’’ has died. She was 66. She died of a heart attack on Sept. 28 in the Virgin Islands, her sister, Bernice Harrison, confirmed this week. Naylor had been living and working in the Virgin Islands. Naylor, born in New York, was the […]

Project allows Blacks to write their own obits

Project allows Blacks to write their own obits

EURWEB.COM Ja’han Jones is a writer who had an epiphany earlier this year when he noticed that 197 Black people had already been killed by police. He knew he could very well be one of them, so he wrote his own obituary. Check out what Jones, who lives in Harlem wrote: “Ja’han Elliot Jones, 24, […]

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