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Broadway musical featuring songs from Tupac set for June 19

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:41 am June 5, 2014 A new Broadway musical will feature songs and poetry of the late Tupac Shakur. 

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Guest submission: Why…some thoughts

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:39 am March 18, 2014 By: Mark Eubanks How long do we have to walk on this earth? Why is it that you’re assigned a death day the day of your birth? Why do people always strive to make it to the top and sit on the throne, not realizing that u […]

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Clip of the day: ‘Behind the Veil: God’s Victory’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:29 pm January 22, 2014 Milwaukee native Victoria Liddell seeks to inspire. Through her modeling, motivational speaking and spoken word pieces, she wants to let everyone know that they can be victorious.  In her latest piece, “Behind the Veil: God’s Victory,” Liddell seeks to promote independent self-worth, and increase the self-esteem of […]

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Tupac-inspired musical set to debut in May

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:24 pm January 8, 2014 Thug life on Broadway? It’s going to happen. The Tupac-inspired musical Holler If You Hear Me is set to begin its Broadway run at the end of May. The production will be directed by Broadway veteran Kenny Leon. 

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Happy 70th Birthday Nikki Giovanni!

Happy Birthday to legendary poet, educator, and activist Nikki Giovanni, one of the most brilliant, prolific, and influential poets of her generation. Black Feeling, Black Talk (1967), Black Judgment (1968), Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day (1975), Love Poems (1997); too many classics to name!

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Young Chicago Poet Malcolm London Will Address Race, Class, Education on TED show

Accomplished young Chicago poet Malcolm London will be featured on “TED Talks Education” tonight on PBS, performing a spoken word piece dealing with race, class, and education.

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Rhymes & Reasons Interviews avery r. young About the Hip Hop Songs that Changed His Life

Rhymes and Reasons interviews poet avery r. young, getting his perspective on the roots of Hip Hop: James Brown “Take Some… Leave Some”, Nina Simone “See-Line Woman”, and Gil Scott-Heron “The Bottle”

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Maya Angelou to Younger Generation: You Are Not the B-Word; You Are Not the N-Word

Maya Angelou recent interview: “I continue to say to young people, You are cared for,” she said. “They are worth everything. Women are better than being called the “b” word, and blacks are better than being called the ‘n’ word.”

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Student Discovers Forgotten Poem by America’s First Known Black Writer

Julie McCown was researching Jupiter Hammon – The first known African American writer to be published in the United States – when she stumbled on a previously unknown poem, dating back to 1786.

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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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