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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...


Writer Chinua Achebe Honored in Nigeria Funeral
Hundreds attended writer Chinua Achebe's funeral among the rolling hills of his eastern Nigeria hom...


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...


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


Obama Picks Poet for Inauguration Ceremony
There’s been yet another special addition to next month’s inaugural festivities.  ...


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 ...


Kendrick Lamar Visits a New Jersey High School That Teaches To Pimp a Butterfly
K. Dot showed his appreciation to students yesterday....


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...


Oprah Winfrey Selects Cynthia Bond's Ruby for Book Club
The debut novel, which Bond worked on for more than a decade, was published last year to positive r...


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


Image Award Noms Are In | Entertainment | BET.com
Posted Jan. 9, 2008 -- Tracee Ellis Ross ("Girlfriends"), Don Cheadle ("Talk to Me") and Blair Unde...


Justin Simien Lands New Project, Shonda Rhimes Honored by WGA
Scandal boss wins award for Television Writing Achievement....

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