Nikole Hannah-Jones is well aware that she is “part of the first generation of black Americans in the history of the United States to be born into a society in which black people had full rights of citizenship.” She writes that while “Black people suffered under slavery for 250 years; we have been legally “free” for just 50.” And she believes that “in that briefest of spans, despite continuing to face rampant discrimination...
I met Jacques Taminiaux in 1978 in Monteripido, where the Collegium Phenomenologicum gathered for six weeks in June and July. Monteripido is a Franciscan monastery -- a calm and beautiful place -- eight hundred years old, built in stone high above the fortress city of Perugia, Umbria, italy. It is the oldest Franciscan monastery after Assisi in which St. Francis lived and died. When the sky is clear one can see from Monteripido to Assisi.