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Poet Patricia Smith Wins $100,000 Lifetime Achievement Award

Associated Press Patricia Smith has won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement, a $100,000 honor presented by the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation. Previous winners include...

Alicia Keys Adapts ‘Girl On Fire’ Into Young Adult Novel

Associated Press For Alicia Keys, “Girl On Fire” isn’t just a million-selling single, but the title and inspiration for a young adult graphic novel scheduled...

Nobelist Wole Soyinka to honor Henry Louis Gates at PEN gala

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka will be attending this fall’s PEN America literary gala, flying in from his native Nigeria...

Stacey Abrams, Black Lives Matter are Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Both Stacey Abrams and the Black Lives Matter movement have been nominated to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The...

African American Woman, Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, Makes US Naval Academy History

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, a mechanical engineering major from Illinois, has been named brigade commander...