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Ntozake Shange, October 18, 1948 – October 27, 2018, was an American playwright and poet. As a Black feminist, she addressed issues relating to race and Black power in much of her work. Continue Reading →
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 →
By Yara Shahidi for Google Arts & Culture
To be a black girl is to be one of the reasons the universe thrives.
Poet and Musician George Edward Tait made his transition to Ancestors at 11:35 P.M. on Sunday, November 5, 2017. He died from after a long bout with cancer. Continue Reading →
It was a crime with neither rhyme nor reason. A pregnant woman, speaking Friday from her hospital bed, recounted how a deranged poet jabbed a knife into her neck after a random leg bump on a packed Bronx subway car. Continue Reading →