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Spelman College heats things up this Women’s History Month with “Catching Fire: An Evening of Epic Live Performance,” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4aaYaI_KTc) a celebration of women of color. Organized by the English Department and co-sponsored by the Women’s Research and Resource Center, the Honor’s Program, Office of Inclusion and corporate sponsor and diversity leader Randstad, the evening of…

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Natasha Trethewey was named United States Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress on June 7, 2012. She is the first African American to be named Poet Laureate since Rita Dove in 1993, reported the New York Times. Trethewey, 46, is a professor of creative writing at Emory University in Decatur, Ga., where she lives…

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Fiction author Nakia R. Laushaul is still beaming  from the literary success of Running from Solace, her debut novel released April 2011 under her publishing and consulting company Serendipity Bound Books. Laushaul shows how much she has grown in her craft since she wrote and published her first collection of poetry and essays titled The…

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