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Realtime history-makers music diva BeYonce and Hip-Hop entrepreneur Jay-Z.

History is something you can find in every kind of writing the Quotable Poet Aberjhani does, from the poems and essays to the articles and books. Sometimes it’s literary history, sometimes women’s history, general American history or even alternative history. And then sometimes it’s mainstream African-American history. The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance and The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois made it clear he knows his way around the subject of what life was like for people of African descent in the last century and his work is always important for Black History Month.

But what really rocks right now is seeing how he tags history while we’re living in realtime in the twenty-first century. He’s been doing that steadily since writing about the “Re-interpretation of Slavery” in Savannah, Georgia, for Connect Savannah back in 2006 (?—that date sounds about right). But it took off major in 2009 with the Countdown Series for the National African-American Art Examiner column. The writing focus is on African-American history presently in progress but the bigger picture from where I blog seems to be humanity in progress with African Americans as the main subject group. Any way you look at it, this is a good list of 10 posts from the Quotable Poet on the history of what’s happening now. Click any link and make a great discovery…

  1. Countdown of 10 Great Moments in 2010 Part 2 Beyonce and Jay-Z
  2. The Harlem Renaissance Dialogues Part 1 Living and Writing Black History
  3. Great Moments in African-American History 2009 Countdown Part 1
  4. Five Notable Women of the Past and Present Part 3 Nina Simone
  5. Countdown of 10 Great Moments in 2010 Part 3 The Prisoner and the Poet
  6. The Harlem Renaissance Dialogues Part 7 The Renaissance and Contemporary Issues
  7. Five Notable Women of the Past and Present Part 9 Octavia Butler
  8. The Life, Times, and Legacies of Lena Horne
  9. Savannah’s Library Patrons Launch Federal Writers Project Celebration
  10. Countdown of 10 Great Moments in2010 Part 7 Barack Obama and the NUL