November 25, 2015 at 08:08PM on Facebook

So this happened today: a gifted young poet and activist was jailed on trumped-up felony charges in Chicago a day after refusing to meet with the mayor. I do like this new generation of civil rights activists. They are through with going along to get along. And it’s great to see poets and rappers on the front lines — reminds me of the role that poetry played in Egypt’s Arab Spring uprising.
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