Octavia Butler Octavia Estelle Butler (June 22 1947  February 24 2006) was an American science fiction writer. A multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards Butler was one of the best-known women in the field. In 1995 she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship nicknamed the Genius Grant.  Life and education Butler was born and raised in Pasadena California. Since her father Laurice a shoeshiner died when she was a baby Butler was raised by her…

Octavia Butler Octavia Estelle Butler (June 22 1947 February 24 2006) was an American science fiction writer. A multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards Butler was one of the best-known women in the field. In 1995 she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship nicknamed the Genius Grant. Life and education Butler was born and raised in Pasadena California. Since her father Laurice a shoeshiner died when she was a baby Butler was raised by her…

In 1976, Unita Blackwell was the 1st Black female mayor of Meyersville, MS. She was a leading figure in the civil rights struggle & in the organization of the MS Freedom Democratic Party in 1964. She became the 1st female president of the National Conference of Black Mayors in 1990. Blackwell was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1992 #BlackHistory #blackexcellence #BlackHistoryEveryMonth #BlackHistoryIsAmericanHistory #BlackHistoryRocks #todayinblackhistory #BlackHistoryIsEveryonesHistory

In 1976, Unita Blackwell was the 1st Black female mayor of Meyersville, MS. She was a leading figure in the civil rights struggle & in the organization of the MS Freedom Democratic Party in 1964. She became the 1st female president of the National Conference of Black Mayors in 1990. Blackwell was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1992 #BlackHistory #blackexcellence #BlackHistoryEveryMonth #BlackHistoryIsAmericanHistory #BlackHistoryRocks #todayinblackhistory #BlackHistoryIsEveryonesHistory

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Chimamanda Gets Elected Into US Academy Of Arts And Letters    Award winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie has been elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a foreign honorary member.  According to a press release by the Academy the honorary members will be inducted at the annual induction in May.  This induction will make Chimamanda the second Nigerian to be inducted into the academy after Wole Soyinka a Nobel laureate was inducted in 1986.  The Academy explained…

Chimamanda Gets Elected Into US Academy Of Arts And Letters Award winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie has been elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a foreign honorary member. According to a press release by the Academy the honorary members will be inducted at the annual induction in May. This induction will make Chimamanda the second Nigerian to be inducted into the academy after Wole Soyinka a Nobel laureate was inducted in 1986. The Academy explained…

Hamilton fits 20,000 words into a 2 and a half hour show that most other shows only fit 6,000. This show is amazing.

Hamilton fits 20,000 words into a 2 and a half hour show that most other shows only fit 6,000. This show is amazing.

A leading philantropic organization which supports research and practice with new media literacies for K-12

A leading philantropic organization which supports research and practice with new media literacies for K-12

George Saunders' previous books include In Persuasion Nation and The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. He won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2006.

George Saunders' previous books include In Persuasion Nation and The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. He won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2006.

Miguel Zenón (b 30DEC1976) is a Puerto Rican alto saxophonist, composer, band leader, music producer, and educator. He is a multiple Grammy Award nominee and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship. Zenón has released many albums as a band leader and appeared on over 70 recordings as a sideman.* Miguel Zenon - "Jibaro"

Miguel Zenón (b 30DEC1976) is a Puerto Rican alto saxophonist, composer, band leader, music producer, and educator. He is a multiple Grammy Award nominee and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship. Zenón has released many albums as a band leader and appeared on over 70 recordings as a sideman.* Miguel Zenon - "Jibaro"

Uta Barth is a contemporary photographer who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Barth is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow and a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004‑05

Uta Barth is a contemporary photographer who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Barth is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow and a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004‑05

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