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African Literary Pioneer, Chinua Achebe, Dies at 82
Pioneering Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe died at age 82, publisher Penguin Books announc...


Entrepreneur Gives Haitian Books to Haiti's Children
Moore’s publishing company, One Moore Book, is launching The Haiti Series later this month — a coll...


This Day in Black History: June 14, 1921
Georgiana R. Simpson earned a Ph.D. in German literature from the University of Chicago, one of the...


Commentary: A Raging Debate About Black Studies
There’s been a big hubbub of late over the Chronicle of Higher Education's writer Naomi Schaefer Ri...


This Day in Black History: Oct. 7, 1993
Toni Morrison receives Nobel Prize in literature....


Toni Morrison Chairs Black Writers Conference in Brooklyn
Toni Morrison chairs Black Writers Conference in Brooklyn....


'Catcher in the Rye' Author J.D. Salinger Dies
'Catcher in the Rye' Author J.D. Salinger Dies...


Haitian Activist, Scholar Jean-Claude Bajeuz Dies
Bajeux fought against the 29-year rule of the father-and-son Duvalier dynasty....


This Day in Black History: Jan. 24, 1871
Arthur A. Schomburg, historian, writer and researcher, was born on this day....


NAACP-KKK Meeting in Wyo. Believed to Be a First
A secret meeting between a representative of the Wyoming chapter of the NAACP and a Ku Klux Klan or...


Looking for Children's Books With Black Characters? There's an App for That
Kaya Thomas developed We Read Too to help users quickly find a wider range of books....


Walter Dean Myers, Children's Author, Dead at 76
Walter Dean Myers, a best-selling and prolific children's author and tireless champion of literacy ...


Respected Black Writer Dies
Posted Dec. 14, 2008 – Dorothy Sterling, known for her ability to engage young readers with her int...


This Day in Black History: Oct. 8, 1986
On Oct. 8, 1986, Nigerian author Wole Soyinka became the first person of African descent to win the...


Kendrick Lamar Inspires College Course
K.Dot's lyricism and complex storytelling abilities lead to new university class, "Good Kids, Mad C...


U.K.: Released Letters Show What British Diplomats Were Really Thinking
Released letters show what British diplomats were thinking about Nigerians | Nicaraguans and others...


This Day in Black History: July 31, 1956
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick was born on July 31, 1956....


Commentary: Why Baseball Needs More Than All-Star Brandon Phillips
Brandon Phillips is a Black All-Star baseball player, but the MLB needs more than just him to bring...


In Newark, Ras Baraka Looks Forward
After winning a hard-fought mayoral race, Ras Baraka prepares to take the helm of Newark....


Amiri Baraka, Activist and Poet, Dies at 79
This founder of the Black Arts Movement was one of the greatest American writers....

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