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


NJ Wake Set for Activist Poet-Writer Amiri Baraka
The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be among those honoring activist poet-playwright Amiri Baraka at a wake...


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....


KG The Poet
KG The Poet...


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


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


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...


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


Omari Hardwick Captures Shanola Hampton's Heart in Things Never Said
Omari Hardwick stars in BET Premiere Cinema film Things Never Said on Thursday, July 17 at 9P/8C....


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...


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


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....

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