Black Men Promoting Reading and Writing in 2015

There is an old joke that goes as follows: “If you want to hide a fifty dollar bill from a Black man, put it in the middle pages of a book.” The brunt of the joke being that Black men do not read and, to a certain extent, that might be true. But for the majority of Black men it …

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Where Have All the Heroes Gone? or Should African American Literature serve as a vehicle to uplift the race and perpetuate a positive image of the culture?

In the June 1941, issue of Crisis Magazine, Langston Hughes asked the question, “Where are the Black heroes in our literature?” The greatest of all our cultural icons was alluding to the failure of Black writers to create heroes in their works. Hughes went on in that article to elaborate, “Where, in all our books …

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