“The Language You Cry In” …oral-aesthetic musings

“Everybody come… Everyone come together… / The grave is restless. The grave is not yet at peace…” (translation) Lorenzo Turner, a pioneering Black linguist, recognized the origin of these lines in a song he recorded in the 1930s on… Read More

Bantu Roadmaps… The Motown Connection

“You went to school to learn, girl Things you never, never knew before Li-i-ike “I-before-E-except-after-C” And why “2-plus-2-makes-4” Na… na… Now… I’m gonna teach you, All about love…” (J-5)