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Poem for Elijah Cummings  by Brenda Cave James

Poem for Elijah Cummings by Brenda Cave James

This past week, we were all blown away by the poetry of Amanda Gorman at President Biden's inauguration.    It was beautiful, it was searing, it was aspirational.  I could not help but think of another bard and Baileyblog contributor, Brenda Cave James, and her poem...

An American Daughter of Immigrants

An American Daughter of Immigrants

    By guest contributor, Tiffany Perez As I stood at the empty center of La Plaza de la Revolución in Havana, Cuba, I reflected on what my life could have been had my grandparents not taken the biggest risk of their lives by leaving everything they knew for...

Celebrating a 30th anniversary

Celebrating a 30th anniversary

I realized this week that it has been three decades since my first publication.  I am feeling particularly thankful to mark this anniversary.  It has not always been easy but I am happy that I am still at it. For all these years and more, I have been committed to...

The 1619 Project Revisted

The 1619 Project Revisted

Dear Baileyblog readers, I wrote this post some months ago when 1619 was being both heralded and critiqued by various parties and I am reposting now. Not much has changed on that front except some of 1619 critics are now calling for the Pulitzer Prize Foundation to...

Dear Breonna Taylor  by Brenda Cave-James

Dear Breonna Taylor by Brenda Cave-James

Bet you never thought bet you never knew in all your training- your saving of humanity How you might fly from a bloodied bed- bed-o-bullets Wee hours of the morning To save Breonna Taylor- (Oh wait-that would be you)   How you’d plug up hemorrhaging police gun...

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