Monthly Archives: April 2011

And the Winner Is…

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing.  It was great to see so many familiar poems, some my favorites as well! The 100 Best African American Poems, goes to Linda.  Congratulations, Linda! Advertisements

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Final Hour for free Poetry Book Giveaway

Friends, one more hour to enter the giveaway.  Details below.  Sorry folks, it doesn’t appear that an e-version of this book is available, at least not now. To wrap up National Poetry Month I will be giving away a free … Continue reading

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African American Thinkers at Big Think

Over the weekend I happened upon the site, Big Think.  Not sure how to describe other than to say, it reminds me of TED. The experts section is chalk full of folk waxing about arts & culture, history, identity, media, … Continue reading

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The Great Debate III: Yale vs. Howard

If you are in the DC area this weekend, watch teams from Howard and Yale universities debate during the NAACP’s third Annual “Great Debate” scheduled to take place on the campus of Howard University. If you’re not…well, you can always … Continue reading

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Free Book Giveaway — The 100 Best African American Poems

To wrap up National Poetry Month I will be giving away a free copy of Nikki Giovanni’s The 100 Best African American Poems, which was published last fall.  The text actually includes more than 100 poems by poets such as … Continue reading

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month

Am I the last to know that April is Jazz Appreciation Month? Jazz Appreciation Month or JAM, as it is affectionately known, was established by the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History and first celebrated in April 2002.   Why April?  Apparently, … Continue reading

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Regina Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian

To wrap up National Library Week I invite you to check out Professor Ethelene Whitmire’s blog, Regina Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian.  Professor Whitmire is currently writing a biography about Regina Andrews, the first African American Supervising Librarian in the New … Continue reading

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