In Loving Memory of Langston Hughes, Who Passed Away 50 Years Today

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

Don’t Do Me Any Favors By Suspending Tomi’s Show

I had no desire to write about Tomi Lahren following her diatribe against Beyonce‘s Super Bowl 50 Halftime performance last year. While I absolutely agreed that Lahren was overly caustic in her verbal dissertation of the singer’s “Formation” set, and criminally tried to undercut The Black Panther Party in the process, I remained uninterested in a think piece even after she continued to spew asinine, uneducated comments … Continue reading Don’t Do Me Any Favors By Suspending Tomi’s Show

My Unfeigned Thoughts About Aleppo

by Shardae “Shae” Kahlo (I originally wrote in the heat of my train of thought, on my cell phone. Please read below). It wasn’t until last night and earlier this morning that the name of #Aleppo, a city in #Syria, became extremely well known to me. I feel ashamed that I knew almost nothing about the crisis currently taking place. Innocent Syrians are being held … Continue reading My Unfeigned Thoughts About Aleppo