5 Must-Read Poe Stories on His Death Day

5 Must-Read Poe Stories on His Death Day

On this day, 171 years ago, Edgar Allen Poe died for mysterious causes. To honor the legend he left behind, here are five of his lesser-known must-reads. Read to learn more about his life, in addition to adding your Poe-tfolio!

Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan Writer and LGBTQ Activist, Dies at 48

Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan Writer and LGBTQ Activist, Dies at 48

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Sad news in the writer’s world. Binyavanga Wainaina, a deeply influential Kenyan writer and LGBTQ activist, has passed away at age 48, according to NPR. He was the founder of Kwani? a literary magazine and loose collection of Kenyan writers that bounded together to foster creativity, passion, and fostered the work of Kenyan young writers. He also won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2002 and became widely known for his written piece, “How To Write About Africa”, cheekily instructing Western writers how to do just that. The full piece is below: “In your text, treat Africa as if it were one …

Essence Magazine Has Been Sold, Is Once Again Fully Black-Owned

Essence Magazine Has Been Sold, Is Once Again Fully Black-Owned

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Essence magazine will once again become a fully black-owned publication for the first time in almost two decades. Richelieu Dennis, the founder of Sundial Brands, a personal-care products company, is set to acquire the publication, though the sale has not yet gone through. Dennis intends to “serve and empower women of color. This will give Essence a platform and a voice to serve its consumers, which are women of color. They have allowed us to invest into the business so that we can bring in the infrastructure and resources.”   Richelieu Dennis. | Image Via the New York Times   …