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Common Sends Tweets To Pay Respect To The Late James Baldwin

Today would have been James Baldwin’s 93rd birthday. Baldwin was an author who’s work explored intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, mostly in mid-20th-century America. Some of Baldwin’s essays are book-length, including The Fire Next TimeNo Name in the Street, and The Devil Finds Work. An unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, was expanded and adapted for cinema, and made into the Academy Award-nominated documentary film “I Am Not Your Negro.”

The wokest rapper of them all, Common, took advantage of the late author’s birthday to give us some #WednesdayWisdom, and share some videos of the compelling Mr. Baldwin.

The videos include James speaking very candidly, and making very powerful statements–especially considering how long ago it was that he actually said them.

Hit the flip to see the other James Baldwin videos Common posted in honor of the writer’s birthday, along with some past #WednesdayWisdom from our favorite bald-headed messiah:



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