Harlem Sixth Grader Identified As Police Athletic League 2019 Poetry Contest Winner

On May 31, 2019, the Police Athletic League held its annual Poetry Jam, showcasing the winners of the PAL Arts After-School Program’s annual Poetry Writing Contest, at Affirmation Arts in Manhattan. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: New Federal Theatre’s Ntozake Shange November Reading Series 2018

Woodie King‘s New Federal Theatre has dedicated its November Readings Series to the memory of the late playwright Ntozake Shange, who died October 27, 2018. Continue Reading →

Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, A Founding Member Of The Last Poets And Harlem Writers Workshop

Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin, July 24, 1944 – June 4, 2018, was an American poet and musician. He was one of the founding members of The Last Poets, a group of poets and musicians that evolved in the 1960s out of the Harlem Writers Workshop in New York City. Continue Reading →

Yara Shahidi On What It Means For Her “To Be a Black Girl”

By Yara Shahidi for Google Arts & Culture

To be a black girl is to be one of the reasons the universe thrives.

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Harlem’s Kurtis Blow And First Lady Chirlane McCray To Announce National Youth Poet Laureate

On Wednesday, April 26, First Lady Chirlane McCray will announce the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate at Gracie Mansion in New York. Continue Reading →