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


White House Defends Common, But Not His Old Lyrics
White House spokesman defends invitation to Common and said he is a socially conscious artist....


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 22, 1967
Poet, playwright and columnist Langston Hughes died in New York City....


This Day in Black History: Sept. 9, 1934
Poet Sonia Sanchez was born on Sept. 9, 1934....


This Day in Black History: Jan. 6, 1879
African-American educator and poet Effie Waller Smith was born on Jan. 6, 1879....


Common Faces Backlash Over White House Invitation
Conservatives disapprove of Michelle Obama's decision to invite hometown rapper to poetry event....


Actor Tristan Wilds to Release Mixtape
He says it could be a mix between rap, singing and poetry....


Commentary: The Stirring, Inspirational Voice of Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou inspired generations of people through her inspirational writing....


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


Spoken-Word Musician Gil Scott-Heron Dies in NYC
Musician Gil Scott-Heron, who helped lay the groundwork for rap by fusing minimalistic percussion, ...


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...


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...


Russell Simmons
Russell Simmons joins Ed Gordon's panel....


Maya Angelou Center for Women’s Health and Wellness to Open in June
Maya Angelou will be part of the region's first ever comprehensive health care and wellness center ...


Michelle Obama Says Fashion Plays Important Role in Her Confidence
The first lady hosted students and top designers at first-ever style workshop at the White House....


Anti-Apartheid Activist Dennis Brutus Dies
Anti-Apartheid Activist Dennis Brutus Dies...


Q&A: Golden Brooks Talks "Girlfriends," Motherhood and New Film
The actress on life after Maya and being a new mom....


Rico Love Breaks Down His New Album, I Sin
The hitmaker talks collaborating with Bobby Shmurda and Big K.R.I.T....


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

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