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Fri, 23.11.2018

Mark Twain born

*Mark Twain was born on this date in 1835.  He was a white American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, the sixth of seven children born to Jane Lampton, a native of Kentucky, and John Marshall Clemens, a native of Virginia.  His parents met when his father moved to Missouri, they were married in […]

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Sun, 18.11.2018

Ijeoma Oluo, Information Literacy Ambassador born

*Ijeoma Oluo was born on this date in 1980. She is an African American Writer, Information Literacy Ambassador and poet. From in Denton, Texas, her father, Samuel Lucky Onwuzip Oluo, is from Nigeria and black, and her mother is Susan Jane Hawley from Kansas and is white. Her younger brother is jazz musician Ahamefule J. Oluo.   She was married to Chad R. Jacobson from […]

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Sat, 20.10.2018

Juan Williams born

*Juan Williams was born on this date in 1954. is a Black Panamanian American journalist, author and political analyst. Juan Antonio Williamswas born in Colón, Panama, to Akin Jules Williams and Sharon Williams, who were both Panamanian. When he was a child his family moved to America.  He graduated in 1972 from Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, New […]

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Sun, 02.09.2018

Wanda Coleman born

*Wanda Coleman was born on this date in 1946.  She was an African American poet.  Wanda Evans was born in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, where she grew up during the 1950s and 1960s. She is the eldest of four children. Her parents were George and Lewana (Scott) Evans, who were introduced to one another at church by […]

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Wed, 01.08.2018

James Loewen, writer born

*James Loewen was born on this date in 1942.  He is a white American sociologist, historian, and author.  James William Loewenwas born in Decatur, Illinois, to Winifred and David F. Loewen. His mother was a librarian and teacher, and his father was a medical director and doctor.  He was a graduate in 1960 from MacArthur High School in Decatur and was a National Merit […]

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Thu, 14.06.2018

Poet Tracy K. Smith born

*Tracy K. Smith was born on this date in 1972.  She is an African American poet and educator. Born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, she was raised in Fairfield, California; her family heritage is from Alabama. Her mother was a teacher and her father an engineer who worked on the Hubble telescope. Smith became interested in writing and poetry as a child, reading Emily Dickinson and Mark […]

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Thu, 29.03.2018

How My Books Help Kids See Themselves, Lehman Riley

Author and publisher, Lehman Riley shares how his writing helps the confidence of children

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Fri, 09.03.2018

Poet Lenard D. Moore born

*Lenard D. Moore was born on this date in 1958.  He is an African American writer, educator and poet.  From Jacksonville, North Carolina, Lenard Duane Moore has written more than 20 forms of poetry, drama, essays, and literary criticism, and has been writing and publishing haiku for more than two decades.  In 2008, Moore became the first […]

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Tue, 20.02.2018

Black Love, Black Critique, Sagirah Shahid

Young poet Sagirah Shahid shares what she loves and would change about African America

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Sun, 18.02.2018

Michelle Alexander born

*Michelle Alexander was born on this date 1967.  She is an African American writer, civil rights advocate, and educator. She is the daughter of Sandra Alexander, formerly of Ashland, Oregon, and the late John Alexander, originally from Evanston, Illinois. Her mother was the senior vice president of the ComNet Marketing Group in Medford, Oregon, which solicits donations for nonprofit organizations. Her […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

My brothers I will not tell you what to love or not love I will only say to you that black women hove not been loved enough. I will say to... WE DO NOT LOVE OUR OWN by Haki R. Madhubuti.
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