Chance the Rapper announces the launch of the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund for Chicago public schools.

When Ntozake Shange released her powerful book, For Colored Girls Only Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is  Enuff, did she know how powerful it would be? Did she know when she  wrote this rich masterpiece, she would connect and touch people all over the world?

by Marlynn Synder It has taken me a minute to explore my feelings on losing jazz singer/songwriter Abbey Lincoln, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 80.  She was many things, so many amazing things.