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Jupiter Hammon first published African American poet

Jupiter Hammon, the first published African American poet, was born into slavery at Henry Lloyd’s estate on Lloyd Neck, Long Island, New York. 174 more words

Rebellion of the Gridiron Gladiators, by Bryan Long, Featured Guest Artist

As many of you may know, there has been an enormous amount of injustice done and still being done to African Americans in the U.S. on many levels; just to name one, the criminal justice system.   144 more words

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“Calling All Grand Mothers” – Poem by Alice Walker

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing by Alice Walker
Photo Credit: New World Library

My Poetry Corner September 2016 features the poem “Calling All Grand Mothers” from the poetry collection, … 450 more words


Remembering The Incomparable Maya Angelou: Gone To Soon

Black History:  Special Delivery!!


 Maya Angelou was born, “Marguerite Johnson” on April 4, 1928. She was nicknamed Maya (meaning “my sister”) by her brother. Angelou grew up in Stamps, Arkansas and as a child, was raised by her grandmother. 328 more words

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