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Black Creators Converge on San Diego for Comic-Con and AfroFuturism Lounge

By Aldon Thomas Stiles, California Black Media Comic-Con was held in San Diego from Thursday July 21 through Sunday, July 24. Due to health concerns...
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...

Baltimore Writer, Producer and Director Continue to Shine in Hollywood

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Patricia Cuffie-Jones, a graduate of Mergenthaler (Mervo) Vocational High School in Baltimore City, continues to make...

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...