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5 Things I Learned About Street Corner Renaissance (SCR)

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Street Corner Renaissance (SCR) is a five man a Capella group from Los Angeles who won season 4 of NBC's "The Sing Off."

The Good News of Poetry That Can Win the Day

Barbara Mossberg | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Barbara Mossberg

Poetry can keep our spirits resilient and able to sustain us -- literally, for a happy life -- even to live at all.

EXCLUSIVE: BET Responds After Coming Under Fire from Journalists and Publicists

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.13.2014 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

It appears that many journalists and publicists were angered, but NOT surprised by the snubbing of legendary photographer Bill Jones at the recent rec...

Legendary Poet On Why She Refused To Teach Virginia Tech Shooter

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.16.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni joined HuffPost Live to talk about her latest book, "Chasing Utopia." She touched on her tenure at Virginia Tech dur...

Brave New Voices, Detroit to Chicago and the World

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 10.08.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

August 7, 2013: The first thing that I heard on my car radio this morning was our public radio station WDET sounding the call to support Detroit's Br...

Get Ready to GET VERSED

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 07.17.2012 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

The care we give children is returned tenfold by our young people, and their talents and generous hearts will make a better world for us all.

Living Legends: An Interview With the Incomparable Nikki Giovanni

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.07.2012 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The second installment of "Living Legends" features one of America's foremost poets and intellectuals, Nikki Giovanni. Her literary works investigate a plethora of topics, from jazz to racism and are extremely individualized messages conveyed through a range of emotions.

Nikki Giovanni Opens Up On Nina Simone's Legacy In New Blog

Posted 01.02.2012 | Black Voices

As previously reported, Simone (born Lisa Celeste Stroud), the daughter of singer Nina Simone paid homage to her iconic mother on Mother's Day with th...

MLK Dedication: Thousands Gather In D.C. For Memorial Dedication

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON — For many who helped dedicate the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Sunday, the towering granite monument is a stark reminder t...

Rebecca Carroll

A Look Black: Nikki Giovanni, 1968 | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices

Nikki Giovanni was born Yolanda Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni in 1943. She has written numerous volumes of poetry and has been honored with loads of award...

Great Poems for Black History Month

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

I humbly offer a brief selection of classic and contemporary poems that explore and celebrate the rich tradition of African-American poetry.

Three Poems For Martin Luther King Day

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

The nation remembers Martin Luther King on Monday, so let's take a look at three poems that highlight different aspects of the civil rights movement.

Poetry Best Sellers Of 2009

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

Every week, the Poetry Foundation compiles information from Nielsen Bookscan and puts together lists of the best selling books of poetry. Here are 2009's best selling books of contemporary poetry:

Recession Confession: If Only I Stopped Buying Poetry Books I Could Still Afford...

The Poetry Foundation | Jeff Gordinier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jeff Gordinier The Poetry Foundation In Port Angeles, Washington, it was Tess Gallagher. I had stopped for a lunch of yogurt and fresh figs on ...