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Being Bruce Jenner

Just the other day Olympian Bruce Jenner said he identifies as a woman.  As a teenager interested in all things sports, the Summer of ’76 featured  the Olympics in Montreal, in which my namesake, William Bruce Jenner, even though he, … Continue reading

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“The Gift of Story and Song” — From my book, “Black Shadows and Through the White Looking Glass

From Griots to the Last Poets From Phillis Wheatley             to Gwendolyn Brooks. From highly imitative                     to Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry. From Various Subjects, Religious and Moral             to Annie Allen. From Zora Neale Hurston             to Toni Morrison. From … Continue reading

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