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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...


This Day in Black History: May 1, 1901
Professor, poet and literary critic Sterling A. Brown was born on May 1, 1901, in Washington, D.C....


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: May 1, 1950
Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her book Annie Allen on May 1, 1950, ma...


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...


Commentary: Amiri Baraka, A Life Lived on His Own Terms
Amiri Baraka, the legendary poet, author and playwright died Thursday in Newark at age 79 after a l...


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


Maya Angelou Angered by Common’s N-Bombs
Maya Angelou angered by Common’s N-bombs. The rapper drops curses on a track featuring the supersta...


Waka Flocka Admits Lyrical Limitations
Waka Flocka Admits Lyrical Limitations...


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...