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my love & education on Nina Simone has only grown stronger after seeing her documentary on netflix “What Happened, Miss Simone?”

everyone should see it honestly, such an extraordinary, misunderstood, strong woman

“young, gifted, and black” 

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Today is Langston Hughes’ 114th birthday, and it’s also the first day of Black History Month. 

A couple years ago, we celebrated Black History Month by asking three of our favorite comic artists to illustrate something — a person, a poem, a play, a book, a song — that inspires them. Award-winning illustrator Afua Richardson chose Langston Hughes’ poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.”

Blood And Water: Illustrating Langston Hughes’ ‘Rivers’