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15. Langston Hughes

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Booker T. Washington Poem

The briefcase has come a long way. Those boxy, clunky accessories that our dads would grab right before flying out the door have evolved into chic carryalls perfect for the modern man.
You can now find classic leather briefcases in less structured styles and unexpected hues or even color-blocking. There are also bags made of lightweight fabrics such as canvas, tweed and nylon. Basically, there is a bag for every type of guy. And thanks to the wide selection, the briefcase is enjoyingRead more…

5 Poems by Langston Hughes

The 2011 Haitian presidential election of was full of surprises. Grammy Award-winning artist Pras Michel had convinced his good friend and well-known Haitian singer Michel “Sweet Mickey” Martelly to run for office, then he heard that another famous Haitian musician had thrown his hat into the ring — his former Fugees bandmate Wyclef Jean.
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15. Langston Hughes

Peter P., 17, spent two months sleeping on his school’s roof after becoming homeless in April. When administrators at Dominguez High School learned of his situation, they didn’t help with essential services or support. They suspended him and turned him over to the police for trespassing, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
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Amiri Baraka on his poetry and breaking rules

The art of the selfie is under attack. From the Met Gala to the Cannes Film Festival to Coachella, high-profile events have recently instituted measures meant to limit or altogether delete the taking of selfies. But you can’t tell that to multimedia artist, Rafia Santana, with the debut of herSELFiEexhibition at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA).
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