Archive | February, 2011

The Incandescent Light Bulb: So Long, History! Hello to The Quotable Edison

It was said on the first day, in the Genesis creation story, let there be light. Thousands of years later, Thomas Edison created the most efficient way to harvest light into one single source. Today, we are entering the era of the CFL and LED. CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) and LEDs (Light Emitting Diode) are […]

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Tupperware Party with Jack Kerouac!

Bob Kealing, author of TUPPERWARE UNSEALED (and a book under consideration about a musician who was once in a high-flying band whose name is similar to the name of a restaurant near UPF’s offices) was featured on WMFE’s “Intersections” alongside former US poet laureate Billy Collins in a tour of the Kerouac house and discussion […]

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Discussion /bk signing LANGSTON HUGHES

Discussion /bk signing LANGSTON HUGHES & AMERICAN LYNCHING CULTURE @ NC State University-African American Cultural Center, Thurs 2/10, 7:00

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Critical View of Baby Doc’s Presidency A Necessary Building Block for Haiti

As part of our commemorations of Black History month, we asked Millery Polyné, author of From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 1870–1964 for his thoughts on Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier’s return to Haiti: “After 25 years in exile Jean-Claude Duvalier’s arrival in Haiti has sparked a mixture of emotions and […]

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