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So, I went and saw Amiri Baraka at the historic Bohemian Caverns, at U Street, in DC. U Street is the famous historic African-American district, it suffered tremendously after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What became known as the DC riots, occurred here in this part of DC, where all the African American Middle Class Business district was locate.d.  The night was fun. I knew there were probably a good chance this was the African-American district,but I didn't know this was a jazz club.  Ben's Chili Bowl, is right across the street from this.  This area was pretty good in terms of safety.  I brought my camera, phone, and I didn't get robbed. Growing up in the DC area, you heard a lot about the murders and crime rate.  

So, enough of that, Amiri Baraka was part of the Black Arts Movement, and the 2nd wave of Beat Writers. He does not like George W. Bush, nor the Republicans.  As a white person, stepping into an African-American business, hearing an African-American  and his African-American wife, sing, and looking around the room, seeing the African-American patrons, it really was a culture shock,because you're hearing entertainment from their point of view. It was International Woman's Day, and the jazz songs, sung by the wife were about Abby Lincoln, Rosa Parks, as well as other icons like Emmitt Till. The Poetry was about Malcolm X, and James Brown. Jazz Bands can get real loud.
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Writer
is there anyway to join or submit to this group
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Flaherty56 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You for showing interest. I've looked into why people couldn't join, and I found out it had to do with setting, so I changed the members area to automatically approved, so you should be able to join and submit work. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have problems doing so?
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013   Writer
thank you so much :)
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Flaherty56 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the red picture portrait, is the submission key. It opens up to a new window-I've tried it. Since you are a member, it should open up for you. And you will be able to submit work.
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