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Billie Holiday's Story Was Even More Complicated Than You Think

When Billie Holiday died in 1959, TIME editors published just two sentences to mark her passing:<p>Died. Billie Holiday, 44, Negro blues singer, whose …

Billie Holiday: The Tragic Life of Lady Day

On a sweltering day in July 1959, thousands of mourners gathered to pay tribute to one of the most influential musical artists of the 20th century. …

Gwendolyn Bennett - Poetry & Biography of the Famous poet

I love you for your brownness,<br>And the rounded darkness of your breast,<br>I love you for the breaking sadness in your voice<br>And shadows where your wayward …

Literature

Un hijo de Marcus Garvey le pide a Obama que indulte a su padre, que inspiró a millones, desde Matin Luther King a Mandela

Hoy analizamos otro pedido de indulto presidencial, el de la familia de Marcus Garvey, figura pionera en la lucha por la liberación de los negros a …

Billie Holiday: A Singer Beyond Our Understanding

Most artists belong to their times, but Billie Holiday, born 100 years ago Tuesday, fits in the present. In a way, she died before her time, just as the country was beginning to talk about race, drugs, feminism and misogyny — all of which converged in her life.<p>Her death in July 1959 was only …

Billie Holiday | Biography & History

The first popular jazz singer to move audiences with the intense, personal feeling of classic blues, Billie Holiday changed the art of American pop …

Trumpeter

Gwendolyn Bennetta Bennett - Gwendolyn Bennetta Bennett Poems

Do you like this poet?<p>Gwendolyn Bennetta Bennett Poems<p>Hatred I shall hate you Like a dart of singing steel Shot ...<br>• To A Dark Girl I love you for your …

Literature

FOUND! A Gwendolyn Bennett Painting

Jerry Langley<p>For many years Gwendolyn Bennett (1902-1981) intrigued scholars of African American cultural history. Who was this poet who also …

Additional Poems by Gwendolyn Bennett

I am weaving a song of waters,<br>Shaken from firm, brown limbs,<br>Or heads thrown back in irreverent mirth.<br>My song has the ush sweetness<br>Of moist, dark …

Gwendolyn Bennett's Life and Career

<b>Bennet in front of one of her paintings</b><p>Bennett was recognized as a versatile artist and significant figure in the Harlem Renaissance.<p>Torn between her …

Literature

Excerpt: 'Pops'

<b>Hear Terry Teachout's Favorite Five Louis Armstrong Records</b><p><i>Jazz icon Louis Armstrong didn't just leave behind a treasure trove of musical recordings; he also documented hundreds of his private conversations on tape. Those recordings served as the basis for Terry Teachout's new biography of the</i> …

Say It Plain

Marcus Garvey (1887-1940)<p>"Explanation of the Objects of the Universal Negro Improvement Association"<p>New York City - July 1921<p>In the wake of World War …

Black History

Louis Armstrong - Hello Dolly Live

Music

About Marcus Garvey and the Black Star Line

As a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance, Marcus Garvey was in the vanguard of the new awakening among African Americans. Although his philosophy …

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star and comedian. Considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history, …

Music Charts

Why Marcus Garvey is still relevant today

"WE must canonise our own saints, create our own martyrs, and elevate to positions of fame and honour black men and women who have made their …

Business Development

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey was a proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, inspiring the Nation of Islam and the Rastafarian movement.<p>Who …

Black History