Sonia Sanchez Delivers Poetry and Advice at Spelman College

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Sonia Sanchez likes to talk about how peacekeeping can save communities. The profound poet laureate and author of Home Coming and...

Dr. Kirsten Pai Buick Earns 11th Driskell Prize

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Touring the High Museum of Art with veteran artist, educator and historian Dr. David C. Driskell was a dream come true...

Young Guru Talks Music: ‘Era of the Engineer’

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The digital age has led many people to think it only takes a MacBook and GarageBand to make quality sound recordings. Young...

Geoffrey Holder: Iconic Dancer, Artist and Actor Dies at 84

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Jennifer Dunning and William McDonald of the New York Times are reporting that legendary choreographer, actor and artist Geoffrey Holder has...

Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy K. Smith Talks ‘Life on Mars’ and the Future

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Tracy K. Smith is one of modern literature’s leading African American poets and creative writing instructors. In 2012, the Falmouth, MA...

Iconic Jazz Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater and Theo Croker: A Dynamic Duo

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If jazz musicians are like one big happy family, then Dee Dee Bridgewater would certainly be the protective big sister over...

Mali: Musician Baba Salah Calls for War in Song "Dangay"

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https://soundcloud.com/studiomali/baba-salah-the-north-dangay Yochi J. Dreazen of The Atlantic is reporting that, in Mali, popular musician Baba Salah is using his talent to call...

Chico Hamilton: Legendary Jazz Drummer Dies

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The Grio is reporting that legendary jazz drummer Forestorn “Chico” Hamilton has died of natural causes. Charles J. Gans of the...

Dr. Maya Angelou’s Work to Become Hip-Hop Album

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The Grio is reporting that excerpts from  Maya Angelou's book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will be incorporated into...

ALL ARTS FIRST TWENTY: ‘Social’ Doc on Social Media and Black Identity Debuts

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In an increasingly digital world, social media platforms become sites of joy, pain and transformation for users. Award-winning Panamanian American filmmaker...

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