Gender & Sexuality
PEN announces 2018 longlist candidates, here are the nominees of color!
NPR releases Best Books of 2017 app, here are some picks by Black writers
The forgotten collateral of exhuming the Black dead through art
This Poet’s Tearful ‘I’m Sorry’ Poem Shows Our Continuing Failure To Address Rape
Harvard Graduate Gives Powerful Spoken Word Poem at Graduation
These Four Poems About Black Hair, Resistance, and Love Will Brighten Your Day
This Poet Is Calling Out The Founding Fathers For Their Erasure Of Black People
Slam Poet Makes Devastating Mad Lib About Police Brutality
APPLY NOW: ‘Sing That Like Dovesong’ Workshop For Writers Of Color
5 Books for the Black, Queer Poet in Your Life
5 Black Queer Poets You Need on Your Bookshelf
VOTD: Camonghne Felix “Meat”
Broadway musical featuring songs from Tupac set for June 19
Guest submission: Why…some thoughts
Clip of the day: ‘Behind the Veil: God’s Victory’
Tupac-inspired musical set to debut in May
Happy 70th Birthday Nikki Giovanni!
Young Chicago Poet Malcolm London Will Address Race, Class, Education on TED show
Rhymes & Reasons Interviews avery r. young About the Hip Hop Songs that Changed His Life
Maya Angelou to Younger Generation: You Are Not the B-Word; You Are Not the N-Word
Student Discovers Forgotten Poem by America’s First Known Black Writer
Happy Birthday Langston Hughes!
San Francisco Teen Suspended from School Over Poem Inspired By Sandy Hook Shooting
MORE SH!T CHIEF KEEF DON’T LIKE – Poems by Kevin Coval (REVIEW)
LISTEN: Check Out Kevin Coval’s ‘Chicago (KEEF)’
Bob Dylan: The Stigma of Slavery Ruined America
Toni Morrison, Dolores Huerta, Bob Dylan Among Recipients of Presidential Medal of Freedom
Black History Spotlight: Nikki Giovanni’s “Ego-Trippin'”
Black History Spotlight: The Poetry of Langston Hughes
The Black barbershop is both toxic and intimate for cishet Black men
The question of Blackness: How conversations about Bruno Mars and Cardi B miss the mark
“I’m is talking right”: How the stigma around Black language holds us back from liberation
Reparations will never be given — it’s time we protect the everyday people who take them
The WSJ, The Root and BYP remind us that social-media-fueled inadequacy doesn’t have to be the norm
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