Jayne Cortez, poet

February 15, 2013

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters:

Jayne Cortez, poet

The late Jayne Cortez was a major figure of the Black Arts Movement. She was a poet, musician and creative force unto herself. Born in Arizona, she was raised in Los Angeles’ Watts district. She married the great saxophonist Ornette Coleman in 1954.

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Pariah and Brother to Brother fire up Queer film

February 26, 2012

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters:

Pariah and Brother to Brother fire up Queer film

Wherever the bird with no feet flew she found trees with no limbs.             —Audre Lorde

Pariah

It is audacious for Dee Rees to begin Pariah with an image of Black women that today’s film is all too comfortable with, a [=>]

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