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Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance | Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

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May.11.2013
(embossed 100th Anniversry of Harlem Renaissanceart courtesy of Bright Skylark Literary Productions) Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, first published by Facts On File in 2003 and through Infobase Publishing in 2010, is now available as a Kindle Edition on Amazon and that is big news...
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Oct.11.2010
    For the first time since the publication of Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (Facts On File) in 2003, Google Books has recently added an extended preview to its listing of the title. The preview includes a full-screen color reproduction of the cover, which features...
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Jul.08.2009
Several years ago I began to compose biopoems to mark my birthday because this genre seemed to lend itself best to capturing the different layers and nuances of a creative individual's life. For me, those layers are comprised of objective factual biography, interior symbolic representations of that...
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Jul.02.2009
I was very much relieved recently when both Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and actor Johnny Depp admitted to hearing something go "Twitter-Twitter Tweet-Tweet," like some Vulcan canary singing for its supper out in the depths of cyberspace, but didn't have the faintest idea what it...
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Jun.23.2009
Within the annals of literary history there are a number of volumes in which virtually every page crackles with quotable wisdom, creative intensity, and brilliant style. But for those of us who have yet to pen canon-dominating masterworks of such magnitude --or even for those who have but then...
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Jun.17.2009
For the past almost two decades, I have found myself frequently inspired by the work of artist Luther E. Vann, so much so that essays and poetry derived from meditations on his metaphysical paintings and sculpture eventually helped produce the book ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love. Last...
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Jun.12.2009
The following is presented in honor of Juneteenth, the traditional commemoration of the celebration that dates back to  June19, 1865, when African-American slaves in Galveston, Texas, learned for the first time about the Emancipation Proclamation that had been issued to free them two years earlier...
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Jun.08.2009
I've been lucky enough and survived long enough to share pages, via such outlets as anthologies and magazines, with some fairly extraordinary company, including luminous folks like Amiri Baraka, Pearl Cleage, Sean "Puffy" Combs, the singer Maxwell, Eugene Redmond, Kalamu ya Salaam, Susan...
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May.29.2009
 One very useful interpretation of the phrase "think outside the box" is this: remain open to good business advice from unexpected sources. Appropriately enough, I did not gain that bit of insight while reading the latest text on business strategies offered by Mellody Hobson or Warren...
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May.21.2009
Ask any student of American history what year the enslavement of African Americans ended in the United States and she or he will answer with cheerful confidence, "1865" (although President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, the constitutional amendments that...