So, yeah, basically, my name is Bakari Kitwana. I grew up in Long Island and went to school upstate New York, University of Rochester. I did two master’s degrees there, one in English and one in education.

And after that I worked at Third World Press in Chicago, which grew out of the Black Arts Movement of the '60s, and I did that work for about five years. Then I taught briefly at the University of Houston and Texas Southern University. I moved back to New York, where I was the editor of The Source Magazine and I did

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