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White folks hear the Blues come out,

but don’t know where it comes from

— Ma Rainey

Every time I hear the crack of the whip my blood runs cold. Perhaps white folks hear heritage in the snap of flesh and confederation of misery and bondage into a union. The Blues is the praxis of a people capable of surviving the fracturing of a planet, the displacement of cosmology and language. …


Timothy Prolific Edwaujonte

Timothy Prolific Edwaujonte (formerly Veit Jones) is a poet, writer, educator, genealogist, healer, and organizer. Learn more at

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