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Langston Hughes

Clemson Doctoral Student Creates Rap Album On Blackness For Dissertation

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.22.2017 | Black Voices

A Clemson University Ph.D. candidate decided to forgo a traditional dissertation for a more creative platform: a 34-track rap album. A.D. Carson want...

21 Striking Photos Of Black Millennials Who Declare 'We, Too, Are America'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.17.2017 | Black Voices

This Black History Month, HuffPost Black Voices is declaring “We, Too, Are America” and we held an event in Harlem on Monday to acknowledge and ce...

Langston Hughes' Harlem Home Is Officially For The People

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.03.2017 | Black Voices

Harlem artists and writers can finally call Langston Hughes’ home their own. The I, Too, Arts Collective, named for Hughes’ poem “I, Too,” hel...

"Maya Angelou - And Still I Rise": The Caged Bird Sings!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 02.02.2017 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack have gifted us with a captivating, well-crafted, thoroughly entertaining documentary about the extraordin...

This Black History Month, We Declare: 'We, Too, Are America'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.02.2017 | Black Voices

February marks the launch of Black History Month, a time to recognize the central role and revolutionary work of black people in America. Historian Ca...

"Maya Angelou - And Still I Rise": The Caged Bird Sings!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 01.23.2017 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack have gifted us with a captivating, well-crafted, thoroughly entertaining documentary about the extraordin...

Powerful Poem About Race Gets A Full Page In The New York Times

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.27.2016 | Arts

Langston Hughes is a writer of striking, seemingly simple poems. His words are melodic; they have a musical rhythm. “I, too, sing America,” he wr...

Authors Are Rallying To Preserve Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.29.2016 | Arts

In his poem “I, Too,” Langston Hughes writes a scene of protest, in which he ― the “darker brother” of America ― is sent to eat in the kit...

On The "A" w/Souleo: Author Campaigns to Revitalize Langston Hughes' Home

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 08.19.2016 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Courtesy: I, Too, Arts Collective For the last 20 years of his life the celebrated writer, Langston Hughes lived at 20 E. 127th Street in Harlem. Now...

The State Of The Nation According To Langston Hughes

David Michael Conner | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
David Michael Conner

Some people simply wither away like raisins. Some suffer throughout their lives, some resort to unrealistically syrupy optimism. In the end, though, Hughes left us with a knowing caution, and he delivers it to us all the way from 1951.

A Black Boy's Fear

Quassan Castro | Posted 07.07.2016 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Get up. Dry your tiresome red eyes. Bow down on both knees. Say your prayer. Light your candle.

Every Great Dream Begins With A Dreamer

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Siobhan Kukolic

Seventeen years ago, on May 12th, 1999, my then-boyfriend followed me on a family trip to Ireland and proposed at Ross Castle in Killarney. My cheeks...

Marking Twenty Years of National Poetry Month

Jennifer Benka | Posted 04.15.2016 | Books
Jennifer Benka

What began as a modest effort (inspired by federally designated occasions like Women's History Month in March) to highlight the cultural contributions of poets, promote the sales and distribution of poetry books, and encourage the reading and teaching of poems, has become a phenomenon positively impacting the state of poetry in the United States.

A Street Artist Celebrates Black History One Portrait At A Time

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Funded from his own pocket, 34-year-old Mel Waters devised the project for himself and executed it on city walls (and one delivery truck) to pay tribute to famous African Americans during Black History Month.

Making America Something Better Than Great

Micah Conkling | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Micah Conkling

Besides the suspect notion that there was once some exceptional time in America's history when the country was "great," the problem with making America great is that greatness as an attribute is entirely elusive.

Up on Sugar Hill: Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling Looks To Neighborhood's Black History

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 03.01.2016 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

The Sugar Hill neighborhood of Harlem has a much-lauded history, perhaps most notable for the central role it played during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. The area was once home to the likes of Duke Ellington, Zora Neale Hurston and Thurgood Marshall.

Kalief Browder: Let Us Never Forget His Name

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 02.09.2017 | Black Voices
Cheryl Carlesimo

Let's all keep Kalief Browder's name and sacrifice alive. As Black History month starts. Let's add Kalief Browder's name to the list of heroes who died so that others might live a better life.

Alice Walker's Facebook Page Will Give You All The Black History You Need

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices

Alice Walker joined Facebook last week and has since posted a steady stream of some pretty incredible material. The Color Purple author, whose accoun...

To Be Asked for a Kiss

Poetry Foundation | Posted 02.03.2017 | Books
Poetry Foundation

by Jericho Brown Suicide's Note by Langston Hughes The calm, Cool face of the river Asked me for a kiss. The desire to be dead and the d...

Trumbo -- Hollywood's Anti-communist Tribute to Itself

Eric Mann | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Eric Mann

Let's look at how Hollywood and capitalism use a film about communism to foster anti-communism at a time when people are once again seeing through and challenging the system itself.

Ex-Catholic Nun + Brooklyn Jewish Husband: How to Celebrate?

Millie Grenough | Posted 12.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

photo: Millie Grenough Okay, here's the situation: I'm an ex-Catholic nun married to a Brooklyn Jewish guy. Hanukkah is over. Christmas is coming. S...

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear-Mongers Themselves

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 11.21.2016 | Entertainment
Robert S. McElvaine

The fears and knee-jerk reactions that accompany them are understandable in the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris, but the cynical attempts by Republican politicians to gain political advantage by stoking those fears and reactions are reprehensible.

Langston Hughes Reduced One of my Seventh Graders to Tears and It Was Amazing

Kristy L. Moore | Posted 10.24.2016 | Education
Kristy L. Moore

It's not that I want my students to cry when they read, but I want my students to cry when they read. I also want them to laugh, get angry, become curious, appreciate the people in their lives, to realize the importance of kindness and acceptance. Their emotional reactions show me that they truly get it.

I, Too Sing For America (My Answer to a Facebook Screed)

Peter Himmelman | Posted 09.22.2016 | Black Voices
Peter Himmelman

I shouldn't have to tell you something so obvious, but many black people in this country feel oppressed and anyone with an open mind can see why this is so.

The Mystery of Rosenwald

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 09.02.2016 | Black Voices
Michael Gordon Bennett

For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how I never heard of a man, who might arguably have done more good for black Americans than anyone in history.