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Scheduled for release at the top of the 2020 US Presidential election, Dispatches from the Vanguard channels the global soul's hunger for freedom from authoritarian control.
Partnering with dozens of Pulitzer Prize Winners, New York Times Best Sellers, poet laureates, TED speakers, and influencers within the Global International African Arts Movement, including Ishmael Reed, Tyehimba Jess, Rich Fresh, Nikki Giovanni, Nnedi Okorafor, Chester Higgins, Tori Reid and Jaki Shelton Green, Dispatches offers a poignant, high-frequency rebuke of Donald J. Trump (actual man, strawman and metaphor for white privilege and capitalist despotism) and his ruthless amoral presidency.
As we approach a key moment in the recent history of American politics, Dispatches from the Vanguard is a timely intervention, showing us how we can challenge the impact and influence of politics when it is solely a means of authoritarian control.
“Dispatches from the Vanguard is exceptional. It takes our current moment and draws an oral history from architects of the culture. From the Black Arts Movement and, before that, the Harlem Renaissance to the Global International African Arts Movement.” — Rev. Run, founding member of Run-DMC
“Once you start reading this eclectic and intergenerational group of poets, writers, artists, activists and scholars, you simply cannot stop. Thought-provoking and inspiring.” — Gabrielle David, author of Trailblazers: Black Women Who Help Make America Great
"Dispatches from the Vanguard is James Baldwin’s dream manifested through art and culture, through porch talks, poetry and visual debates. This carnival of a book is a dynamic treasure trove of Black passion, style, intellectual prowess, wit, grace and soul. Behold this beautiful bouquet of Blackness." — Tony Medina, author of Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy