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Langston Hughes

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  • 'Selected Letters of Langston Hughes' a glimpse of enigmatic poet

    'Selected Letters of Langston Hughes' a glimpse of enigmatic poet
    In 1960, the NAACP presented its highest honor — the Spingarn Medal — to poet and activist Langston Hughes. In accepting, Hughes made a point to give credit where he believed it was most due: "I can accept this only in the name of the Negro...
  • Library Notes for Feb. 5

    Antioch Public Library 757 Main St. (847) 395-0874; http://www.apld.info Meditation: Jennifer Morningstar will lead a class in guided meditation at 7 p.m. Feb. 9. Bring a mat or cushion to sit on. Registration requested. Stretching: Stretching...
  • Hampton U.'s 2015 recruiting class leans toward defense, South

    Hampton University pointed south and toward defense in its 2015 recruiting class. The Pirates' 13-man class on National Signing Day includes 10 defensive players and 12 from south of Virginia. "We're very pleased with the class," head coach Connell...
  • Civil Rights Activist To Speak At Hartford Public Library

    Civil Rights Activist To Speak At Hartford Public Library
    HARTFORD— A civil rights activist who was a Freedom Rider and associate of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will speak at the Hartford Public Library Thursday in honor of Black History Month. Bernard LaFayette Jr.'s keynote talk, "Nonviolence in...
  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. in books

    Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. in books
    To celebrate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we can listen to speeches, join festivities, and, of course, read books. Here are 14 essential reads about the man who led America's civil rights movement. Had he not been assassinated in 1968,...
  • In Russia, early African American migrants found the good life

    In Russia, early African American migrants found the good life
    Growing up in the Soviet Union, Emilia Tynes-Mensah did the same things other children did. She read the classics of literary master Alexander Pushkin, listened to the symphonies of Peter Tchaikovsky and heard the propaganda that life here was better than...
  • Community comes together around five books on race

    Community comes together around five books on race
    Five books of different genres and for different ages all address race in a unique way. They are the heart and soul of the 2015 edition of Coming Together in Skokie & Niles Township. “One of the things we’ve learned is it is through...
  • Baltimore communities protest proposed school closures

    Baltimore communities protest proposed school closures
    Baltimore City School Commissioners got an earful Tuesday night from students, parents and community members about the plan to close six schools amid low enrollment and costruction plans. City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke and many others donned a red...
  • Students, communities worry as recommendation puts schools in limbo

    Students, communities worry as recommendation puts schools in limbo
    Angelica McKnight was sitting in her sixth-period Advanced Placement government class at Heritage High School one afternoon last month when she got the news. Under a proposal before the city school board, she and her classmates could lose their senior...
  • 6 city schools recommended for closure amid $980 million renovation plan

    6 city schools recommended for closure amid $980 million renovation plan
    Six Baltimore schools, including two high schools, would close in June as part of the city district's proposal to downsize to fit current enrollment and prepare for a $980 million modernization, officials said Tuesday. School administrators showed the...
  • Protesters interrupt city school board meeting over Heritage closure

    Protesters interrupt city school board meeting over Heritage closure
    Despite a loud and boisterous protest from a number of students who shut down a meeting of the Baltimore City school board for a time, the commissioners voted Wednesday night on a plan to close several city schools. Tre Murphy, 18, and six other...