Monthly Archives: November 2007

REVIEW The Message: 100 Lessons From Hip Hop's Greatest Songs

When you reminisce over hip hop, where do your thoughts take you?Do you think about the night you went to the roller rink with your friends and you heard NWA’s “Express Yourself” pumping loud from the DJ booth, inspiring you … More

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Nov. 15th Rhymes, Views & News Radio Interview with Dr. Haki Madhubuti

On Thursday, November 15th I interviewed both Founder of Third World Press, Haki Madhubuti and Randall Horton, Editor of Fingernails Across the Chalkboard (Third World Press). I initially schedule to speak with Dr. Madhubuti for fifteen minutes or so, but … More

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Dr. Donda West, mother of Kanye West has passed

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Donda West. I am sure that Kanye and his family are in deep mourning at this time. Our prayers go out. No one wants to lose a loved one, especially … More

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Finally got my Suzan Lori Parks/365 Plays Fix!

Well here I am the drama kid seeking drama – and I found it!Yesterday, Sundary November 11th I finally got a chance to see 365 Playsby Suzan Lori Parks here in New York at The Public Theater. And would you … More

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Read Out Loud! Was a Hit Yesterday!

I really enjoyed myself at the event I participated in yesterday: Read Out Loud! Family Literacy Festival. It was sponsored by Jumpstart, an organization for youth and Morningside Alliance. Both organizations produce community-based events and programming for schools and families. … More

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Call for Submissions: BCALA Literary Awards

This sounds like a mighty fine award: BCALA Literary AwardsPublishers AnnouncementTO ALL PUBLISHERS:The Literary Awards Committee of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) is now accepting submissions for the annual BCALA Literary Awards. The Committee will present … More

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