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"baker james baldwin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

07:22 min | 10 months ago

"baker james baldwin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Emmys are scheduled for september nineteenth support for npr and the following message. Come from american express. When's the last time you took a day off or had a meal changed your clothes. Yup sounds like it's definitely time for that break. Luckily amex is here to help you. Get some meantime with offers dining shopping and travel some of the many things you can expect when you're with amex learn more at american express dot com slash with amex terms apply. The stone face is a nineteen sixty three novel by the black reporter and fiction. Writer william gardner smith. It's just been released in a new edition by new york review books and it tells the story of a writer who like smith himself moves to paris in hopes of finding a freedom he couldn't find in america are critic at large. John powers says that this book addresses issues. That could hardly feel more timely today. In recent years many americans have been attempting to reckon with this country's harsh racial history. One happy offshoot of this often unhappy reckoning is that we're discovering glories of black culture that have been undervalued or simply nord and just the last couple of weeks we've had quest- loved summer of soul above the utopian one thousand nine hundred sixty nine harlem cultural festival and the one and only dick gregory about the suave groundbreaking comedian who justices career began to soar. Would skip five thousand dollars night. Gigs in order to head south to fight for civil rights at one point gregory son says his father used to tell him that. You can't really understand any aspect of life until you see the other side. You can't understand happiness and mess you've been unhappy. Can't understand good health. Unless you've been ill. I thought about this as i read the stone face. A nineteen sixty three novel by william gardner smith a black journalist and novelist. I'd never heard of until. I came across this brand new reprint which includes an elegant and useful introduction by adam schatz in one of literature's most romanticized realms the world of americans hanging out in paris. The stone starts out offering a vision of paradise then reveals the other side. The hero siemian brown is a philadelphia journalist. Who wears a piratical. I patch after losing an eye in a racist attack. Following in the tradition of josephine. Baker james baldwin. He moves too late fifties. Paris and enters. Ex-pat bohemia well there's acquaintances are largely for pleasure and the good exchange rate. His african american comrades have come to breathe air. That's free you've racism. Siemian hefty pal babes. Is i came over to get out from under them. People in their prejudice was on the verge of making me thin at first. Paris is heaven. Assuming bob stern clubs and eat food greens and mart the french treaty. With respect he's never known. He gets romantically entangled with a beautiful polish emigre. Maria an aspiring actress who turns her what she calls the froth of life then one night he tussled with algerian guy whom the cops arresting simeon go the next day the algerians friends yellowed him. He how does it feel to be a white man as he comes to know them. Better and learns about algeria bitter struggle for independence from france. He discovers it in paris. Arabs especially algerians. Suffer the same views that black people do in america now. Lots of famous american writers have written about life and expect paris. Well smith doesn't read the memorable prosecco baldwin ernest hemingway janet flannel few do. He's a skillful writer who saw beyond his own circle to capture a social rupture in france. The persists in today's racial conflicts. The stone face explores the shifting nature of cultural identity and social oppression. Nobody is holy innocent well. Simeon suffered racism in america in france. The algerians the pariahs as a polish jew. Maria survived the nazi staggering cruelty only to encounter the virulent anti-jewishness of simians algerian friends smith bills to a harrowing account of the infamous slaughter on october seventeenth nineteen sixty one when police murdered scores. Maybe hundreds of peaceful algerian demonstrators tossing many of their bodies into the sane all of this confronts him in his own privilege and being treated properly his black friends. All know what's going on but having found a safe haven in paris. Choose not to risk being deported. For interfering in french politics ashamed by his own self protective instincts simeon must answer the gnawing question faced by many white people today when you know that your own comfort is violently denied to others of a different color or ethnishity. What part of that comfort will you sacrifice to fight for justice. Dick gregory used to joke. That african americans like football because the one time in american life that a black guy white guy and forty thousand people. Would you just as that line feels a slightly witty today as it did in nineteen sixty one so the issue smith raises in his novel resonate at least as much now as they did six decades ago. Smith may not be hemingway but next to the stone faces portrait of the frothy. But risk torn paris a moveable feast seems as ancient and fanciful as a midsummer night's dream. John powers reviewed the stone. Face by william gardner smith first published in nineteen sixty. Three coming up. We remember civil rights. Activist bob moses. Who died sunday at age eighty six. This is fresh air. This message comes from. Npr sponsor fx presenting the new original series reservation dogs from sterling harjo. And tyco not reservation. Dogs is a comedy that follows the adventures of four indigenous teens in rural oklahoma as they steal rob and save to get to the faraway land of california reservation. Dogs is a breakthrough in indigenous representation on television both in front of and behind the camera reservation dogs streaming august ninth exclusively fx on hulu. We're going to remember one of the pioneers of the civil rights movement bob moses. He died sunday at the age of eighty six. The quiet spoken self-effacing activist helped lead the effort in mississippi to organize in register rural black residents to vote in one thousand nine hundred sixty after watching news footage of lunch counter citizens in the south. He left his job teaching math in new york city to help in the civil rights movement when he arrived in mississippi he was one of only a few activists there he joined the staff of the student. Nonviolent coordinating committee and in nineteen sixty four. He helped organize freedom. Summer which recruited college students mostly white students from the north to come down to mississippi to help in the effort to register. African americans to vote and to bring the country's attention to mississippi's entrenched white supremacy here. He is at a news conference announcing.

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"baker james baldwin" Discussed on Black Women Travel Podcast

Black Women Travel Podcast

07:10 min | 1 year ago

"baker james baldwin" Discussed on Black Women Travel Podcast

"Okay y'all known it to. Yes the from you talk about you talk about. All the the wisdom intelligence all the all the survival all of the you know everything that these people from ages and ages who have way harder lives than any of us have given so. Let's talk about that too but in being able to give ourselves the space to employ that right put it to us so yeah i can't i can't tell you directly like yeah if you show up they will come because that's not always the case but i do know that there are a lot a lot of people out there doing the exact same thing what you are drawn to some of them because of their energy. And it's going to be the same for you if you are seated inside yourself if you are showing up for yourself if you are prioritizing feeling good in whatever you do being inspired action because you feel good people are going to be drawn to that. That's just what happens but it can't get there if you if you don't sit down like kit if you don't become feed it if you don't if you don't fill yourself i saw like a super super important and capitalism hates that because like we'll have to attack that and like i mean they don't get their money. There's nowhere in the world you live. I was just like At a waterfall that was in the middle of nowhere and these police folks rolled up nails like actually private property and was just like who decided who owned us. You know what i mean. All this stuff is made up literally. Humans have made up every single thing. Everything will rule that exists every single customer every single societal. Whatever somebody just made that up and like the masses reinforce it. That doesn't mean that you necessarily have to into it within your within your heart within your head within your spirit whatever space you could carve out for yourself that belongs to you entirely entirely and then you know they're gonna get their little tax money or live whatever whatever it is that they want but by virtue of you showing for yourself in connecting with people which is important like Been your you'll you'll be taken care of. You have to that. You have to believe that if you if you don't believe that they'll be taken care of you. Don't believe that you are inherently support it. Then you're not. You're not going to go anywhere because you think that this system is actually going to take care of you when i mean we've seen what amazon does we've seen with all these big companies to don't make so much money. They make so much money because they don't pay people they don't pay people a living wage and it's always gonna be a fight is always gonna be negotiation is always going to be a pressing against and there are ways that you can take care of yourself without necessarily having to do that if all a game. What game do you wanna play. Wanna spend time 'cause we alive as long as you're alive like you have to figure out something to do right. So that's that's just part of the work. What is what is what is your. What is your idea fulfill bike. What is your idea of of how you want to engage with the world that certain yes engage in. Yes that's that's a huge word instead of separate separation isolation which is what we're going through right now huge moment of isolation which in my opinion is just eating that The stripping away of the ray. When when you went to this waterfall and this is private. property is nature. This is this belongs to everyone and we just see you know. Historically speaking how the commons which is shared air shared land shared the things that belong to no one. But then you pay your up private property now you know. There's not so many places to go and nature gotta stay stuck behind the computer and it makes me you know like this intentional Why can't i go to the waterfall. And have a moment you know. I think that's a really great point to touch on reading. A book called sacred economics right now. It's specifically about this and how you know how money has influenced you know so much where we have come today which we can say a lot about that and then it's now there's debate at least some call it insight others call it vision at pershing. We call it perspective perspective you'll benefit from from a custodian. You can rely on. One who can help navigate the big picture and whose products give you a competitive edge when who considers everything. What will help you succeed today. And tomorrow open yourself to a perspective and open the possibilities consider everything be and why mellon pershing learn more at pershing dot com slash. Ria pershing advisor solutions llc member. Sipc frog foodies out there. I'm unwrapping mcdonald's steak egg and cheese. Hegel look at this steak and juice running down the side. Get a little bit on rapper. Here and then fluffy egg and rail cheese folded oversaw looking just so good Grilled onions and butter bagel two thumbs up from mcdonalds steak egg and cheese bagel for breakfast. Love it more baba participating mcdonald's but then this book it's like should we just do away with money. What do we do. Should we go back to like some sort of other kind of trade and it's like how you said before don't focus on what happened in the past and how they're like. How do we fix that. It's like what can we do. Now what can we do. You know money is not going to go away and our generation So how can we use this as a resource to to feel fulfilled and to and to not let it dictate me in what i do in my life. I love that you're bringing this up. I'd love for you to speak a little bit more if you can now about diving in deeper about why you decided to become a woman of the world and not stay in the states and because i feel you and one of my one of my idols josephine baker. James baldwin is another idle and it's just like okay. If i look at these folks who they felt they were put in a box in the states at whatever capacity but then they went to london and france and these people welcome them with open arms in the of course we can talk about a whole nother appropriation. That happened after that but at least it was done with love and it wasn't done with china you know may harm people physically. I'd love to hear you speak about more about why you decided to leave the states. It's just like in my spirit. Nina simone also did the same thing a lot of the artists. Did they have the access to be able to do that. And that is a gift that my ancestors specifically gave me is that if a freedom.

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"baker james baldwin" Discussed on Power 105.1 FM

Power 105.1 FM

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"baker james baldwin" Discussed on Power 105.1 FM

"People in the community ons uncles away lands everybody knocking on doors and Sarah it was one of the probably one of the biggest upsets of twenty eight someone who was once management client what do that mean grandma I did a lot of people who traditionally where voting did they come out to vote yes we expanded the electorate about sixty eight percent above the last off your mid term primaries and that's how we really change this thing because we're not going to change our outcomes with the same voters that have been determining all of our other outcome absolutely what are some misconceptions of democratic socialism I think there's a lot of misconceptions one is that there's a huge generational divide older people tend to think of democratic socialism through the lens of the Cold War right like they think of communism and they think of all of these things younger people I think I'm our views on democratic socialism has have been really shaped in our political upbringing the first time I ever vote in election when I turned eighteen was for Barack Obama and now the people who voted for Barack Obama at the youngest possible Asia take a vote for him now we're in our thirties and so the last ten years our entire adult political lives have been shaped by the discourse and so since the time I was eighteen years old Republicans and you know people at large have called healthcare socialist public education socialist they've called systems at the rest of the modern developed world has like universal health care paid family leave tuition for public colleges and universities all of those things are called socialist or democratic socialism but for me my political ideology has really come from people in the American tradition and like Howard Thurman Martin Luther king even Albert Einstein was a democratic socialist Ella Baker James Baldwin all of these folks come from a tradition of critique of this obsession with money and profit and capital at all human and environmental costs and when you actually look at the present day some of the most popular policies and things that we have are not capitalist Medicare Medicaid.

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