Food policy has gone mainstream. I know this because Summit at Sea 2016 --a swanky three-day conference held on a cruise ship that hosts likes of Google CEO Eric Schmidt, skateboarder Tony Hawk and acclaimed poet Sonia Sanchez--is incorporating an entire series of talks under the umbrella "Corn and Soy," curated by food activist Ellen Gustafson. This is a big deal.
Get up. Dry your tiresome red eyes. Bow down on both knees. Say your prayer. Light your candle.
These literary legends came together for one powerfully enlightening conversation.
"Someone asked me, "'Why do you write?' And I said, 'Because I wanted to tell people how I became this woman with razor blades between her teeth.'"
Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Sonia Sanchez on How the Black Arts Movement Changed the Fabric of America
The aesthetic counterpart of the Black Power Movement, the Black Arts Movement burst onto the scene during the '60s and '70s in the form of artists' circles, writers' workshops, drama groups, dance troupes, new publishing ventures, bookstores and cultural centers.
For the past 63 years JET has been heralded for its content from chronicling the dawn of the civil rights movement to celebrating black beauty with its popular "Beauty of the Week" feature. It will be a bittersweet moment for readers of, JET magazine when the iconic publication transitions into an all-digital platform.
The applications are in for the City of Philadelphia's next poet laureate. The two-year term of Sonia Sanchez, the city's inaugural poet laureate, concludes at the end of 2013. The appointment of the next poet laureate is being processed, and the choice will be telling.
Head over to the site on April 11 to view Sonia Sanchez's poem in its entirety. April 21 marks 9 years since the singer-songwriter
It's National Poetry Month, so media outlets all across the country are shining a spotlight on the art form they normally ignore, mangle, or treat with derision. Hooray!