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American poet and writer of poetry Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman’s Poetry Shows Why Spoken Word Belongs in School

By Kathleen M. Alley, Mississippi State University; Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Cornell University, and Wendy R. Williams, Arizona State University During my research studying a diverse...

African American Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman Performs at Inauguration

By Stacy M. Brown, Senior National Correspondent, NNPA Newswire Amanda Gorman was born in Los Angeles and studied sociology at Harvard University. In 2017, the now...

The Rise of Vice President Kamala Harris

Stacy M. Brown | NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Vice President Kamala Harris will be the most influential vice president of the 49 that we...

FBI Vetting Troops Before Inauguration

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The Associated Press that officials are conscious of the potential threat, and he warned commanders to be on the lookout for any problems within their ranks as the inauguration approaches. “We’re continually going through the process, and taking second, third looks at every one of the individuals assigned to this operation,” McCarthy said in an interview after he and other military leaders went through an exhaustive, three-hour security drill in preparation for Wednesday’s inauguration.

America Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

While parades and other festive gatherings for the heroic civil rights leader will not occur this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, national and local organizations throughout the country still will honor Dr. King’s legacy.