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Happy Birthday Langston Hughes!

Among the finest poets of the 20th century, Langston Hughes words continue to capture the hearts and minds of people across the world. Check out one of his most famous works, “I, Too.” Do you have a favorite Hughes poem?

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Black History Spotlight: The Poetry of Langston Hughes

Emerging during the Harlem Rennaisance, Langston Hughes is one of the most important poetic voices of the 20th century. Honor his legacy today by checking out a few of his classic poems below, read by the man himself. “I, Too,” “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” and more! What is your favorite Hughes poem?

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Tyler Perry Is Full Of Sh*t….

This is lowbrow entertainment at its most blatant and exploitative. And that’s fine. Tyler Perry is undoubtedly a success. Great entertainers entertain their audience. But great artists challenge their audience. It’s about time Mr. Madea learned the difference.

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Like A Gena 6 (Is the world on the same page with Black folks?)

By Keantre Malone 11:37 am January 20, 2011 Oh no! The folks back home will never stop smacking their lips over this one. As African American Studies grows across the nation, its scholarly diversity does not fall behind. Could white professors be added to the “things keeping Black people down” list? Possibly, but the fall […]

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My Soul grows deep like a river—with sadness

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 1:01 am November 18, 2009 I have not known rivers. I have never experienced rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. I am not as lucky as Langston, even in the context of metaphors and similes. But my soul has grown deep with […]

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