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School bans students from writing about Malcolm X

Parents of students attending a New York school are outraged after finding out their children were banned from writing about iconic civil rights leader Malcolm X.  The assignment, given to fourth graders attending Public School 201 in Flushing, did not permit students to write about X because he was “violent” and “bad.” 

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‘Things Fall Apart’ Author Chinua Achebe Dead at 82

Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe has passed away at the age of 82. Achebe is best known for his classic novel, Things Fall Apart. Fortunately for us, Achebe left behind an impressive body of work. May he rest in peace. Thoughts on the life and legacy of Chinua Achebe?

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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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