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

Guillen’s Tales: “Counterfeit Freedom”, a poem

Guillen’s Tales: the column of “pop star, stuck in fashion”, Alejandro Guillen Born to a family without designer genes But what does this mean to me? Does it mean I am not equal? Not destined to be fruitful? Not to be granted the same opportunity Then those who grew up with the proper zip code? Post code envy paired with a new American monarchy The … Continue reading Guillen’s Tales: “Counterfeit Freedom”, a poem

Guillen’s Tales: “Let Us Eat Cake”

Guillen’s Tales: the column of “pop star, stuck in fashion”, Alejandro Guillen “Let Them Eat Cake” a poem Sometimes I wonder will we ever be free A sentiment felt and spoken by many A redundant memory that has made us numb And sick cattle We have become mad cows, cows that have gone mad and overconsume And yet are underweight The weight of financial and … Continue reading Guillen’s Tales: “Let Us Eat Cake”