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Langston Hughes

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  • Earl Calloway, 1926-2014, Chicago Defender's longtime arts columnist

     Earl Calloway, 1926-2014, Chicago Defender's longtime arts columnist
    Earl Calloway, a talented singer who performed in operas across the country, reported on fine arts for the Chicago Defender newspaper for nearly 50 years. "He was a great promoter of the arts, and he was a brilliant writer and interpreter of cultural...
  • Vacations by the book

    Vacations by the book
    Carla Hayden is one of Baltimore's best-known book lovers, one who has spent 21 years at the helm of the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library. When the busy bibliophile takes time off to travel, she appreciates accommodations where books are part of the...
  • Maya Angelou's lingering hum

    Maya Angelou's lingering hum
    She bought her clothes for their colors in secondhand shops — "beautiful reds and oranges, and greens and pinks, and teals and turquoise" — and wore them in happy mismatch. She danced feathers and a few sequins to Alvin Ailey's leopard print...
  • Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
  • Maya Angelou: 6 places to learn more about her extraordinary life

    Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, is best known for being an accomplished author, civil-rights advocate and poet, but she had many different lives -- as a streetcar conductor, performer, dancer. To learn more about her, step inside museums...
  • Let your lyrics flow at BaCA in Pompano Beach

    Let your lyrics flow at BaCA in Pompano Beach
    Ian Caven chooses his words carefully, sensitive to the layering of their meaning, sound and texture. By day, this meticulousness is on display at a Delray Beach hair salon, where he specializes in tight, precision cuts for men (and adventurous women)....
  • The future of the NAACP [Commentary]

    The future of the NAACP [Commentary]
    While Cornell William Brooks may be a surprising choice to lead the NAACP, it takes neither an Einstein nor a soothsayer to know what challenges lie ahead for the clergyman-lawyer little known beyond his social justice network in New Jersey. Three...
  • (Book)ing your summer vacation

    (Book)ing your summer vacation
    Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip? The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....
  • Exploring a woman of letters

    Exploring a woman of letters
    "Letters from Zora," Gabrielle Denise Pina's multimedia, one-woman play starring Vanessa Bell Calloway as iconic novelist Zora Neale Hurston, opens at the Pasadena Playhouse on Sunday, a return engagement after last year's popular limited run....
  • Boys & Girls Club kindles fire of hope in Eatonville youth

    Boys & Girls Club kindles fire of hope in Eatonville youth
    In February, I sat in a conference room inside the headquarters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida thumbing through the bios of seven teenagers. My fellow judges and I were asked to select a 2014 Youth of the Year. When I first gazed upon...
  • Hollywood Sexist? Female Directors Still Missing in Action

    In 2013, Hollywood saw big box office hits with Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Sandra Bullock in "Gravity" and Melissa McCarthy (and Bullock again) in "The Heat." But none of these girl-power sagas were directed by a woman. It'...