Author Archives: Herb Boyd

  • Juju and Griots Salute Jayne Cortez, Amiri Baraka

    A gathering of renowned poets envisioned by the late Amiri Baraka arrived in a profusion of words and memory on Feb. 4 at New York University’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life. The event was originally conceived by Baraka in collaboration with Manthia Diawara, the director ...

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  • Ben Jealous to Leave the NAACP

    (Updated 9/8/2013) As the world has discovered, Benjamin Todd Jealous is a man of his word, and his word is his bond. Five years ago when he became the youngest President and CEO of the NAACP, he promised to take the Association to a new level of achievements. He also promised his family that ...

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  • Tornado-stricken Oklahoma Community Rebounds

    MOORE, Oklahoma (NNPA) – Whenever high winds arise in Tornado Alley, this corridor of the state with a history of disasters, residents pay attention. On Sunday evening beneath overcast skies there were slight gusts of wind but it would have taken another EF5 tornado, like the one last ...

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  • Gloomy Outlook for Black America, Scholars Conclude

    A group of leading Black intellectuals met at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to discuss the current plight of African Americans in the United States. Curiously, at the recent forum, which took place Feb. 26 and was entitled “Black America: A Prescription for the ...

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