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At Vanity Fair: Jacqueline Woodson on the Revelatory James Baldwin May 4, 2016: Jacqueline Woodson, The Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate–and the author of over 30 books–has written about the importance of James Baldwin for none other than [...] by

riffs on Paris graff : 7 April 29, 2015: From boom boxes to money rolls, many of the props in Wild Style, Charlie Ahearn’s 1982 dramatization of the burgeoning New York street scene of wholecarring and rapoffs; breakdancing and [...] by

Hanging with the Big Girls in My Traveling Shoes September 16, 2014: Last year when I was invited to receive an award from the Black Students Association at Rhodes College as part of my 40th College Reunion, I was freaked out. I had a few weeks earlier been to [...] by

Celebrating America’s Native Son August 2, 2013: Today would have been the 89th birthday of novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, social critic and 20th century American icon James Baldwin. As NPR affiliate WYPR notes: Few writers have illuminated [...] by