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Ernest "Ernie" Banks

January 31, 1931 – January 23, 2015

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No Country for Black Men

No Country for Black Men

After the grand jury decision not to indict Eric Garner’s killer, EBONY.com’s Miles Marshall Lewis reflects on why, as a Black man, he once left America for several years
By Miles Marshall Lewis Arts & Culture Editor

The thing is, James Baldwin came back.

Various social media timelines of mine have exploded in outrage since the Ferguson verdict last week, like the timelines of most Black folks. But in 2004, I left Harlem to live in Paris for seven years, mostly for personal reasons but partly over Iraq War politics. My “followers” know this, and they’ve been raising their voices louder to me lately about leaving…

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