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Essays as group therapy

How are Black writers coping? We’re chanting, fact-checking history, and envisioning a tiny future.

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  • This was supposed to be the story of the Jackson Five’s first single, cut in Chicago in 1967. But while writing it, Jake Austen picked up the trail of a tape nobody knew existed: the earliest known studio recording of Michael Jackson and his brothers.
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  • Bertrand Goldberg’s Hilliard Homes opened as a model community in 1966. It still is today.
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