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What is Afrofuturism? An English Professor Explains

By Julian C. Chambliss, Michigan State University The new sci-fi musical “Neptune Frost,” set in a Rwandan village constructed with computer parts, tells the story...

SDAAMFA’s 2022 “Keepers of the Culture” Celebration

By Darrel Wheeler, Contributing Writer The newest award winners worth special recognition were Calvin Manson, Playwright, Producer, Director, and visual artist; Alyce Smith Cooper, Ancestral...
American poet and writer of poetry Amanda Gorman

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

Kathleen M. Alley, Mississippi State University; Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Cornell University, and Wendy R. Williams, Arizona State University Editor’s note: Not long after Amanda Gorman...

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...

Acclaimed Author Paule Marshall Remembered By Scholars

by Sarah Wood Acclaimed author Paule Marshall, whose writings often reflected on her own heritage, the complexity of Black identities and racism, has died at...