Entries in Black history (15)
Langston Hughes, one of the most famous poets was born on Feb. 1, 1902. Hughes was part of the Harlem Renaissance, the early stages of the Black Arts Movement. Hughes wrote fifteen collections of poetry, two autobiographies, and seven collections of short stories, as well as other juvenile books and translations. Among the many he did were The Poetry of the Negro, and Weary Blues. His mark upon this time, made him the most prolific and dignified poets of Harlem and throughout the world. He passed in 1967.
His family continues to uplift his legacy and have started a museum which give more insight into the writer and the family that he came from. Check out their the Langston Hughes Family website. Below is a pic from Broadway in Bronzeville at the Harold Washington Cultural center in December that featured Hughes' play, The Black Nativity.
Moesta performs “MLK-Justice for All” produced by Totally Positive Productions
CHICAGO—Totally Positive Productions (TPP) announced today the release of “MLK-Justice for All” a rap song written, produced and performed by local rap artist “MOESTA.”
“MLK - Justice for All” song was produced by TPP, a Chicago-based nonprofit youth organization and is playing on regular rotation on WKKC 89.3 FM.
“I wanted to put together a wake up call to black people and the youth in the community. We can’t forget where black people came from. I wanted to give the music a groove that was mello but also make you bounce to attract people. I feel real good about this track,” said Moesta.
The song can be downloaded for $1.00 at CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/moesta or Apple iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon MP3, Xbox Music, Spotify, My Space Music, Google Music Store and iHeartRadio.
“The timing is right for this song to be heard and get noticed. We are introducing P-RAP acronym for Positive Rap. “MLK- Justice for All” song is positive and educational, and a model and a way rap needs to go which can help educate, motivate and entertain people of all ages and cultural backgrounds,” said Taj Jones, Executive Director of TPP.
Totally Positive Productions is a not-for-profit organization started in 1993. Our mission is to produce Positive Rap, Singing, Dance and Spoken Word Talent Competitions as well as positive “Off the Street” activities for youths and young adults as a deterrent to drug and gang involvement. TPP was recently honored with a prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. For more info, contact Taj Jones at 773.488.9553.