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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.
“That was a bombshell,” he told hostRoy Sekoff duringRead more…

Adam Clayton Powell (clip)

Adam Clayton Powell’s life was a controversial one, involving militancy during the chapter of American history that saw a number of militant black leaders rebel against racial prejudice, sometimes in a violent manner. This portrayal is based on an interview Powell granted to Gil Noble of WABC-TV shortly before Powell’s death. Produced by Gil Noble. 58 minutes, color and B/W.
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