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Poet Maya Angelou Remembered for Wisdom, Clarity
Leaders and celebrities celebrate the life and work of Maya Angelou....


This Day in Black History: Oct. 7, 1934
On Oct. 7, 1934, playwright, poet, critic and activist Amiri Baraka was born....


Obama Mourns Death of Poet, Author Maya Angelou
President Obama and former President Bill Clinton honor Maya Angelou....


A Very Special Throwback Thursday With Maya Angelou and Friends
Maya Angelou becomes first African-American, first woman and second inaugural poet....


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


Dr. Maya Angelou Has Died
The celebrated poet and civil rights legend passes away at 86....


UK Poet Bridges Global Gap Between Trayvon Martin and Slain Brit Teen
U.K. poet Dean Atta provided a global perspective in his recent poem "Black Britain and Black Ameri...


Poet Maya Angelou Recovering After Hospitalization
Poet Maya Angelou is recovering at home after a brief hospitalization....


First Black Poet Laureate in Kentucky Is Selected
Frank X. Walker, an associate professor of English at the University of Kentucky, has been named as...


Natasha Trethewey Named 19th U.S. Poet Laureate
Natasha Trethewey, a English and creative writing professor at Emory University in Atlanta, is the ...


This Day in Black History: Sept. 27, 1950
Gwendolyn Brooks was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on Sept. 27, 1950....


Pure Poetry: Tracy Reese
The designer proved that comfort and femininity can live in harmony, with her spring 2012 collectio...


Maya Angelou Gets Her Own Show
The author and poet teams up with the Hallmark Channel to host lifestyle series....


Poetry, Politics and Common Sense
Are right-wing Republicans using Common's poetry as a political wedge against Obama?...


Obituary: Chicago Poet Carolyn M. Rodgers Dies
Chicago Poet Who Helped Found Black Press Dies...


Lucille Clifton, Award-winning Poet, Dies at 73
BALTIMORE (AP) — Lucille Clifton, a National Book Award-winning poet and Pulitzer finalist, h...


Michelle Obama Defends Common's White House Visit
The first lady addresses controversy over rapper's visit to White House....


Gil Scott-Heron Dies At 62
The influential poet/musician inspired the hip hop generation....


Maya Angelou, Bill Russell Receive Presidential Medal of Honor
President Barack Obama honored poet Maya Angelou, basketball great Bill Russell, Congressman John L...


An Uncommon Visitor to the White House Is Raising Eyebrows
Rapper Common has been invited to participate in a White House cultural event. His previous work of...

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