Tag Archives: Malcolm X.

Hype & hope

There was a standing ovation for Kamasi Washington at his late-night Prom. I wish I could have felt like joining in. From my review in today’s Times: The good news about the advent of Kamasi Washington is that here is … Continue reading

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The champion & the preacher

In today’s Times, my review [£] of a fascinating account of the moment when sport and politics collided head-on: Thanks to Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith’s enthralling narrative we now have a better understanding of how a complex relationship was born, … Continue reading

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Notebook

From Nigeria, he flew to Accra, Ghana, which boasted a small, vocal colony of black American expatriates that included Shirley Graham DuBois, W.E.B. DuBois’s widow, and authors Maya Angelou and Julian Mayfield. Banding together into an ad hoc “Malcolm X … Continue reading

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