Kanye West's latest form of artistic expression has been poetry, which kicked off recently with a series of stanzas that summed up his pending divorce from Kim Kardashian. Now he's moving in a more morbid direction with a new one that pretty much alludes to his death.

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23-year-old poet Amanda Gorman is ending her extraordinary year on a hopeful note with a five-stanza, 48-line New Years resolution with themes of struggle and healing known to admirers of “The Hill We Climb” and of her bestselling collection “Call Us What We Carry.”

Growing up, Black boys are often told that they should aspire to be strong men. Along with that expectation comes very specific ideas of what it means to be strong and what it means to be masculine. NFL player Ryan K. Russell has a love and passion for two things that are commonly viewed as […]

What is Valentine’s Day without a good poem? When you’re having your Valentine’s Day celebrations try to include a special poem for your love. If you need some help maybe you can borrow one from Huggy. He’s been working on his poems and has come up with a few pretty good ones, listen to the […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — There’s bad Fashion Week weather, and there’s REALLY bad Fashion Week weather. Fashion lovers had to be careful not to slip and break major bones Sunday as they maneuvered along slippery, slushy streets. Inside the shows, there was plenty of talk about politics, social change, and womanhood. There were even some […]

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What may not have been a traditional graduation speech has now captured the heart and souls of many.

British singer Estelle is heading to Versus and Flow on the August 13th episode of Lexus’ Verses & Flow, airing Thursday nights on TV One.  On behalf of the show, Lexus is giving away $100,000 in scholarships to HBCU students this season. Estelle is not doing any poetry on the show, but you can expect to […]

In May, we mourned the passing of the phenomenal woman Maya Angelou at the age of 86, but that hasn’t stopped her powerful legacy from living on. As the first…

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WASHINGTON (AP) Michelle Obama has introduced the newest class of National Student Poets. The five 15- to 18-year-olds will promote the reading, writing and appreciation of poetry during a year of service as literary ambassadors, particularly among young people. Each student read original poems for the first lady and guests Thursday at the White House. […]

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Famous words and lyrics penned by the late Maya Angelou are being sprinkled over hip-hop tracks for a new album called “Caged Bird Songs.” Shawn Rivera, the lead singer of R&B group Az Yet, and RoccStarr, who co-wrote Chris Brown’s “Fine China,” produced the 13-song set, to be released through Smooch Music on Nov. 4, […]

The fourth season of TV One’s “Verses And Flow” premieres tonight (August 16) and the program is sure to leave you snapping from your living room!  Presented by Lexus…

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Lexus and TV One announced today the show stopping return of the NAACP Image Award-nominated variety show “Verses and Flow,” premiering on Saturday, August 16, at…