Zora Neale Hurston, the writer, folklorist, anthropologist and one of the most outstanding authors that emerged from the Harlem Renaissance, was born on Jan. 7, 1891. Her legacy lives on.

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Ryan Coogler and his wife Zinzi Evans will produce a film based on the comic book series Bitter Root.

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At 102-years-old, it’s hard to witness anything new in life. But when Alice Barker saw film of herself dancing in a chorus line during the Harlem Renaissance in the ‘30s and ‘40s, it was as if she were seeing herself for the first time. According to Mashable, David Shuff and Mark Cantor of the Celluloid Improvisations Music […]

Quiet as it’s keep, many of the most notable writers of the Harlem Renaissance identified themselves — openly or not-so-openly — as homosexual, bisexual or sexually ambiguous. Luminaries of the New Negro movement such as Countee Cullen, Claude McKay, Wallace Thurman, Alain Locke, Richard Bruce Nugent, Angela Weld Grimke, Alice Dunbar Nelson and Langston Hughes, […]