James Mercer Langston Hughes, simply known to us as Langston Hughes, was only 65 years old when he died of complications from prostate cancer on May 22, 1967. That was 50 years ago today. The Joplin, Missouri born-raised in Lawrence, Kansas native, years before his death, was a defining figure of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. It was a magical decade in which an explosion … Continue reading In Loving Memory of Langston Hughes, Who Passed Away 50 Years Today
There are no words. And yet there are so many. I can’t remember the exact time of when I read about the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. I do know that when I fully cognized what had happened, my heart was saddened and my mind was outraged. I couldn’t believe that while I was on a bus ride back home, jamming to music on … Continue reading I Stand With The LGBTQ Community. Always.
The much-hyped about cross-genre TV series Scream Queens aired its two-hour premiere last night. And it was irreverent to the fullest. An open mix of comedy and horror (it was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, who collectively imagined Glee and American Horror Story), it is also a mash-up tribute to the darkest and smartest teen movies of the last 25 years such as Heathers, Mean … Continue reading ‘Scream Queens’: The Campiest Greek Life You’ll Ever Watch On TV