Monthly Archives: May 2014

Maya Angelou – Angel/ American Original

Maya Angelou – Angel/ American Original. Maya Angelou (/ˈmaɪ.ə ˈændʒəloʊ/;[1][2] born Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014[3]) was an American author and poet. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, … Continue reading

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Aileen Muhammad & Nathan Ross Freeman – The Elder & Other Stories

The Elder by Aileen Muhammad & Nathan Ross Freeman. Two Philadelphia natives meet at Salem College in Winston Salem. Nathan Ross Freeman is Aileen Muhammad’s poetry and screenwriting professor. She believes he is her blood brother by some accidental occurrence. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’s visit to the Middle East,

Pope Francis’s visit to the Middle East. He stopped to pray at the graffiti-covered Palestinian side of the ‘separation wall’—and invited Peres and Abbas to meet at his ‘home.’ -via The Daily Beast.

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Queen Elizabeth meets students during a trip in Lagos, 1955.

Queen Elizabeth meets students during a trip to Lagos, Nigeria in 1955. Back in the late 1800s, European powers were rushing to carve up the “magnificent African cake” for its rich natural resources, expanding territory as quickly as possible. Though … Continue reading

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Sugar Ray Robinson: Fighter

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson (1921-1989) is welcomed home from London on August 1, 1951 by his wife Edna Mae (1915-2002) and his sister Evelyn Robinson Nelson (1919-2009). Mr. Robinson was returning home after a loss to British champion Randy … Continue reading

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Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls taken as brides by militants.

For two weeks, retired teacher Samson Dawah prayed for news of his niece Saratu, who was among more than 230 schoolgirls snatched by Boko Haram militants in the north-eastern Nigerian village of Chibok. Then on Monday the agonising silence was … Continue reading

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