Langston Hughes

The legendary writer was born on Feb. 1, a date that would through no coincidence go on to mark the start of Black History Month.

Harlem’s Schomburg Center has opened Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis’ archives to the public.

$1.6 million in grants will go towards the preservation of 22 historic Black sites throughout the country.

Black Paris Tours traces the footsteps of Black visionaries who moved to Paris during the early 20th century.

Rep. Robert Pittenger, a North Carolina congressman, expressed regret for inflammatory statements he made on live television in which he said Charlotte protesters "hate white people because white people are successful and they're not."

A wave of gentrification threatens Langston Hughes' house. But a group of Black artists are battling to save the historic house.

When America thinks about some of its greatest newspapers, publications like the New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal come to mind. But, The Chicago Defender should also be on that list. It was certainly one of the most influential papers of the 20th century.

Dolezal made the announcement on her Facebook page, telling her followers she named the bundle of joy after two prominent Black History figures -- Langston Hughes and Crispus Attucks.

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, […]

From SeattleTimes.com The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, running April 17-25, is all over town this year.