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Winfrey Picks Leila Mottley’s ‘Nightcrawling’ for Book Club

Oprah Winfrey has chosen 19-year-old Leila Mottley's "Nightcrawling," a debut novel about a young Black woman from East Oakland and her battles with poverty,...

R.I.P. bell hooks, 69, Acclaimed Author, Activist and Poet

By GoodBlackNews Professor, author, and activist bell hooks, who explored and dissected social, political, gender and interpersonal issues in addition to intersectionality in works such...

Gil Scott-Heron Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Prophetic Genius Inspired a Generation of Rappers and Musicians with "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" Trice Edney Newswire Legendary poet, musician and author Gil Scott-Heron...

Maya Angelou Chosen as Inaugural Coin for American Women Quarters™ Program

Voice & Viewpoint Newswire Poet and author Maya Angelou has been chosen as the figure for the first coin in the American Women Quarters™ Program....

Melvin Van Peebles, Godfather of Black cinema, Dies at 89

By Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the "Blaxploitation" wave of the...