I Don’t Know About Reparations


When I walk down the street you make sure your car doors are locked, you hold your children closer and cling tighter to your purse. You remember to have that conversation with your daughters and shopkeepers are more vigilant when I walk through the front door. The instrument used to terrorize generations of my forefathers…

The Last Poets: the hip-hop forefathers who gave black America its voice


It is half a century since the Last Poets stood in Harlem, uttered their first words in public, and created the blueprint for hip-hop. At an intimate open house session, they explain why their revolutionary words are still needed By Rebecca Bengal | The Guardian |Fri 18 May 2018 01.00 EDT You can trace the birth of hip-hop…

Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home Is Officially For The People


A non-profit has reclaimed the space where the poet once lived. By Rahel Gebreyes  / Editor, HuffPost /  02/03/2017 04:44 pm ET | Updated 1 day ago Harlem artists and writers can finally call Langston Hughes’ home their own. The I, Too, Arts Collective, named for Hughes’ poem “I, Too,” held an opening event Wednesday evening at Hughes’…