Tag Archives: Langston Hughes

ON THIS DAY: February 1, 2019

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

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Word Cloud: JOCUND (Redux)

by Nona Blyth Cloud Survival sometimes hangs on unlikely skills. The Basilisk Lizard (Basiliscus basiliscus) has been dubbed ‘The Jesus Christ Lizard’ because it can run short distances on the surface of water when escaping from predators. The Greater Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella) developed the … Continue reading

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TCS: Some Things Far Outside the Beltway that will Make You Laugh

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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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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Poem for Black History Month

I, Too by Langston Hughes I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table … Continue reading

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TCS: My Year in Quotes

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Poems for National Black Poetry Day

_____________________________________________ cutting greens by Lucille Clifton curling them around i hold their bodies in obscene embrace thinking of everything but kinship. collards and kale strain against each strange other away from my kissmaking hand and the iron bedpot. the pot … Continue reading

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