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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...


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


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...


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...