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Langston Hughes

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  • 'Train' lovingly tracks rail travel history

    The routes American railroads follow were laid out almost exclusively in the 19th and 20th centuries, when trains were symbols of modernity and industrial power. And today, riding a train — especially in the United States — can feel like...
  • 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...
  • Martin Luther King Jr.: 12 essential reads

    Today the nation honors the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the reverend and activist who led the American civil rights movement. As King studied nonviolence as practiced by Gandhi and imagined by Henry David Thoreau, now his own life and work are the...
  • Hundreds celebrate King holiday at Baltimore museum

    Hundreds celebrate King holiday at Baltimore museum
    Children used paper plates, yarn, feathers and beads to make dream catchers decorated with words and phrases like "hope" and "I have a dream" to celebrate the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday while their parents watched President Barack...
  • Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.

    Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.
    The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of...