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Black History Month: Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele is an actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director. He was born in New York City on February 21, 1979, (Happy Birthday, Jordan!). He attended the Calhoun School in Manhattan and went on to Sarah Lawrence College with the intention […]

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Black History Month: Ava DuVernay

The much anticipated Black Panther film opened in theaters this weekend, and it is breaking all kinds of records. Another film releasing soon and eagerly awaited by audiences is A Wrinkle in Time, directed by Ava DuVernay. In 2015, DuVernay was in consideration to […]

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Black History Month: Poetry Reading List

Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness. ~Alice Walker Need something to read this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite poetry collections by Black poets and authors.   Phillis Wheatley, Complete […]

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Black History Month: Sonya Renee Taylor

“Sonya Renee is conviction, compassion, and fierce grace. Her work is a thunderous call to action, spoken with porch light welcome.” ~Andrea Gibson, Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, author, activist Sonya Renee Taylor is an author, poet, spoken word […]

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Black History Month: Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton (1936-2010) was a prolific poet, children’s book author, and professor. Clifton’s poetry focuses mainly on the strength and endurance one must possess in order to live as a Black American, though it also explores other aspects of her identity, such […]

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Black History Month: Ross Gay

Ross Gay, born in 1974, is an American writer and professor, and considered by many to be one of America’s leading poets. Gay was born in Ohio but soon relocated to Pennsylvania, where he stayed until graduating from Lafayette College […]

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