Simon Ezra Balto

Who will survive in America? -- Gil Scott-Heron, "Comment #1"2013 in Chicago began a lot like 2012 closed: with blood in the streets. Five people died here on New Years' Day. Four of them were black men thirty years old or younger -- all from gun... Read more


Baldwin gazed upon the racial topography of early-1960s America and saw not a dreamscape of possibility, but a sobering and ongoing nightmare. Read more