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Mon, 10.02.1989

Jumpstart (Comic Strip) Premiers

Jumpstart (sample segment)

This date in 1989 marks the premiere of the Black comic strip "Jumpstart." This artistic journalism series runs in 300 newspapers across the country.

Then twenty-six-year-old Robb Armstrong is the creator, the youngest black person to be in syndication. He continues the journalistic expertise of Morrie Turner, the creator of Wee Pals, the first African American syndicated comic strip, and Oliver Harrington, pioneer cartoonist and creator of the comic character Bootsie.

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Those days when it was all right to be a criminal, or die, a postman's son, full of hallways and garbage, behind the hotdog store or in the parking... LETTER TO E. FRANKLIN FRAZIER. by Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones).
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