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The Incredible Legend of the Black Church

Today, for Black History Month, I’d like to tell you about something that has been long forgotten in the legacy of Africans in America. You may have …

Mary Magdalene

On this day in black history: Smokey Robinson is born, John Singleton nominated for an Oscar, Tuskegee Airmen are here and more

Black History Month: The Undefeated Edition Feb. 19<p><b>1940 – Happy birthday, Smokey Robinson</b> <br>William “Smokey” Robinson is born in 1940 in Detroit. …

Kasich: The media is 'an important part of democracy'

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) in an interview Sunday pushed back on President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the …

Millennial women care more about this political issue than ever before

People are engaging with politics more locally and nationally, thanks to the political climate we find ourselves in today. While focus has been on …

Chelsea Clinton Is Trolling Donald Trump on Twitter Again

😂 😂 😂.<p>Chelsea Clinton is having a Twitter Renaissance. In recent weeks, she's been calling out some of the more ridiculous claims made by the Trump administration. Clinton's political side has awakened (which isn't super surprising, considering she's the daughter of a former POTUS and a former …

Donald Trump

Moved To Tears: A Tribute To Leonard Cohen

<i>If it be your will</i> <i><br>That I speak no more</i> <i><br>And my voice be still</i> <i><br>As it was before</i> <i><br>I will speak no more</i> <i><br>I shall abide until</i> <i><br>I am spoken for</i> <i><br>If it be your will</i> <i><br>If</i> …

Five protest poets all demonstrators should read

Back in the liberal-compared-to-now days of the Ronald Reagan administration, a rapper named Brother D released a single that asked the question: …

Literature

The Seated Poet

3D Image<p>by Geoffrey Marchal<br>published on 14 February 2017<p>The Seated Poet, Monte Calvo, 2nd century CE. Marble. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Copenhagen, …

Morgan Parker On Using Beyoncé To Explore Black Womanhood

The inside scoop on ‘There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé’<p><i>In celebration of Black History Month, NYLON is running a spotlight series called</i> <i>UNAPOLOGETIC</i><i>. Every day, we’ll celebrate different aspects of black culture throughprofiles, interviews, roundtables, reviews, videos, and op-eds.</i> …

Writing

Four Poems

<b>Robins Embody the Holly</b><p>From crotched, zealous<br>emerald shields<p>comes this pealing, vernal throstle,<br>off-season in barbed hotel,<p>a chromic quire. Much is …

Poetry

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Screening Discussion

<i>Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise</i> is the first feature documentary about the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), best known for her autobiography</i> …

Literature

Gwendolyn Brooks: The poet who illuminated the black experience

Gwendolyn Brooks started her writing career at 11 when she mailed several poems to a community newspaper in Chicago to the surprise of her …

Black History

The Saturday poem: Last Muse

by Elaine Feinstein<p>A bossy ghost I work for: she<br>who only lives in words on the page<br>and has no thoughts I do not give her.<p>She has no flesh, and will not age.<br>Why should I care<br>if she survives when I am gone?<p>And yet I do, though well advised<br>most of us fall into the bag<br>of the forgotten or despised …

Poetry

10 of the Best Wendy Cope Poems Everyone Should Read

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:<br>Ten of the best from the masterly comic poet Wendy Cope is one of the most acclaimed living comic poets …

Literature

The Unbearable Agony of Unwritten Words

The weather has changed. Skies are clear once again, fog lifted. Azure, cloudless skies; trees bare. The dawn descends with the shy, blush of a fair, …

Social Media

The PEN Ten with Saul Williams - PEN America

• Home<br>• The PEN Ten with Saul Williams<p><i>The PEN Ten is PEN America’s weekly interview series. This week, we speak with poet and performer Saul Williams,</i> …

Literature

Catherine Hyland explores the vast, yet eerily barren tourist destinations of China and Mongolia

Photographer Catherine Hyland has been travelling the mountainous landscapes of China and Mongolia to capture its vast, yet eerily empty tourist …

Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology

No doubt, Canon's CMOS sensors are capable of capturing some amazing low light video footage. And it's true that Canon cameras can create usable …

Canon Cameras

Photographer Featured On New USPS Stamp

Each year the United States Postal Service receives tens of thousands of images to be considered as artwork for new stamps; last year they received …

First Impressions: Sony 85mm f/1.8 and 100mm f/2.8 G Master Lenses

We first met Sony’s pair of new portrait lenses at WPPI, where we got a quick chance to check them out on the show floor. Last night in New York …

An Incredible 'Firefall' Is Lighting Up Yosemite Right Now

Only when conditions are right.<p>There's no shortage of beautiful views in Yosemite National Park but the "firefall" phenomenon has a wow factor all of …

National Parks

Sea Kayaking In Patagonia Photo Highlight

Clambering from the shore onto a house-sized boulder, I saw a view that I had never imagined I would see again. A wall of ice curled, fractured and …

Liquid Lava: Yosemite's Firefall Is Back

Yosemite National Park is an outdoor icon known for its ancient sequoias, the towering cliffs of Half Dome, El Capitan, and its thousands of …

National Parks

Flowers Enhanced with Color Powder

Owen Silverwood is a photographer passioned by still life photography. In his <i>Bloom</i> series, he chose to enhance flowers with color powder. Subjects …

Brilliant Plays of Lights in Chongqing, China

Polish photographer Maciej Leszczynski traveled to Chongqing, the biggest city of the Southwest of China. In a series of pictures, he was focused on …

50,000 Photograph Timelapse of the Western United States

When cinematographer Zach Rogers relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, there’s no doubt that he anticipated bright lights and plenty of action. However, …

Photography

Waterworld

Confluence of two swollen creeks, Yosemite, last Thursday afternoon. 1/2 second at f/11, 50 ISO.California got doused by another series of storms …

National Parks

Make Your Landscape Photographs “Pop” with This Photoshop Tutorial from Jimmy McIntyre (VIDEO)

Here’s another great tutorial from image-editing expert Jimmy McIntyre. In the video below you'll learn how to really make your landscape images come …

5 Great Reasons Why Photographers Should Travel To Greenland Now

Everyone talks about Iceland—but have you considered traveling to Greenland? This northern destination is a must-see for photographers. Vast …