Tag Archives: Langston Hughes

A Poem for Merry-Go-Round Day

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was born in Joplin Missouri. American poet-author-playwright, social activist, novelist, and columnist. After working his way to Europe as a ship’s crewman, he spent time in Paris, and London, then returned to the states, spending time in … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: JUSTICE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD  I’m just an old ’60s peacenik, so I believe there is no true peace without justice. Yet what is Justice?  To me, it means we all get a fair chance – everybody gets something, but nobody … Continue reading

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TCS: Election Anxiety in a Plague Year

 . Good Morning!  _______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. _______________________________ … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: INDEPENDENCE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Tomorrow is the 4th of July, the Independence Day of the United States of America. This will not be a Fourth as usual. Many of us will be spending it inside our homes, waiting for it … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ESSENCE

Essence was originally posted in February 2017, for Black History Month.It seems timely to republish it during the ongoing national discussion ofRacism in America. by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Essence – ‘the indispensable quality of something that determines its character’ – I … Continue reading

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TCS: Each Day Bears Witness – Riots in a Plague Year

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Fragments of a Life: Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) was born on this day, May 19. She was 34 years old when she died after a two-year fight with pancreatic cancer. She is remembered for her first play, A Raisin in the Sun, which opened on … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: February 1, 2020

February 1st is Robinson Crusoe Day * Baked Alaska Day * Change Password Day * National Wear Red Day * National Freedom Day * National Get Up Day * Spunky Old Broads Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Leila Denmark, Langston Hughes and Leymah Gbowee, … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DREAM

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD February is Black History Month in the United States. When Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” in 1963, he wasn’t the first African-American to talk about a dream for a … Continue reading

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TCS: Morning After Calamity – A Kaleidoscope of Poets of Color

Good Morning! __________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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