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Weary Blues (1926) / The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes  /  The Ways of White Folks (Stories) / The Big Read the rest

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Langston Hughes Bio Articles

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Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg, and Walt Whitman were

Hughes  primary literary influences. He is known for his insightful, colorful

portrayals of black life in America from the twenties through the sixties.

 

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Langston Hughes and Africa Africa

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Hughes set out to do what few, regardless of race, creed, or color,

have succeeded in doing, a body of work that has given us a rich,

varied, and often vivid picture of the tops of a lot of things about

Negroes and Negro life in America; rather little … Read the rest

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Much of his work celebrated the beauty and dignity and Humanity

of black Americans. Unlike other writers Hughes basked in the  glow of

the obviously  high regard of his primary audience, African Americans.

 

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If one is serious about getting a precise understanding of the 1960s Black Arts

Movement, one might grab the recent Journal of Pan African Studies, Poetry Issue,

Guest Editor, Marvin X. The issue has poems by some of the BAM major

players as well as essays and dialogue on … Read the rest

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If you want pure and holy, he says, read the Quran and the Bible, because Marvin

 is talking about “the low down dirty truth.” For all that, the poetry of Marvin X

is like prayer, beauty-full of reverence and honor for Truth. “It is. it is. it is.”

 

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Etta James: The Caged Bird Sings Articles

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It was rumored that Etta James—one of the greatest interpreters of blues, jazz

and soul—made some unflattering comments about Beyonce’s performance

and the recording of James signature recording: “At Last.”

 

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Remembering Etta James

 

Compiled by Rudolph Lewis

 

Hers was a difficult life. The legendary singer, who died this … Read the rest

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Without claiming that Kenneth W. Warren’s recent essay “Does African-American Literature Exist?”

in The Chronicle of Higher Education is indebted to Wright, we can provisionally identify

Warren’s thinking as an effort to bring affirmative closure to Wright’s speculation.

 

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Du Bois and Civil Religion Articles

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Du Bois was 67 when he got the NAACP boot. They thought he had no understanding of contemporary realities.

He was old and governed by yesterday’s events, and ethics. We need fresh blood, youth, and new ideas.

These are our black corporate elite, the black businessman, entrepreneurs, enterprisers of … Read the rest

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