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Below are links to African American writers, other artists, and literary organizations who are using their talents to make this world a more beautiful place.  Also included are a few African American ancestors who provided a blueprint for today's work.

African American Readings List (links to various documents of African American history and culture)

African American Review (literary journal)

African American Literary Book Club (literary club)

AJC (rapper/singer/poet)

Margaret Walker Alexander (writer)

Alternate Roots (arts and activism service organization)

Awhile Journal (African based literary journal)

Jolivette Anderson (writer)

Angela Ball (writer)

Amiri Baraka (writer)

Black Scholar (political/literary journal)

Benjamin Bradley (photographer)

Charlie R. Braxton (writer)

Ezra Brown (musician)

Callaloo (literary journal)

Cave Canem (African American Writers Center)

Teo Castellanos (writer/actor)

Chicken Bones:  A Journal (literary journal)

Thomas Sayers Ellis (writer)

Foxfire Ranch  (African American owned Ranch and Resort)

Furious Flower Poetry Center (designed to advanced the genre of African American poetry)

Nikki Giovanni (writer)

Gospoetry (gospel open mic venue)

Historically Black College and University Digital Collection (digital archives of HBCUs)

HBW:  The Project on the History of Black Writing (website of historical analysis of black writing)

Langston Hughes Center (center for the study of Langston Hughes and the culture that produced him)

i am seven.com (arts gallery and cafe')

The Jackson Advocate (black-owned newspaper)

Saddi Khali (writer)

Etheridge Knight (writer)

Haki Madhubuti/Third Word Press Inc. (writer/publishing company)

Reginald Martin (writer)

Mississippi Headlines (newspaper)

The Mississippi Link (newspaper)

Mississippi Writers List (Starkville High School Mississippi writers project)

Mosaic Magazine (literary journal)

M.U.G.A.B.E.E. (musicians, rappers, writers)

Sunni Patterson (writer)

Sterling Plumpp (writer)

Poet of Truth (writer)

Howard Rambsy (writer)

Rhonda Richmond (musician/singer)

Sable Literary Journal (literary journal)

Kalamu ya Salaam (writer)

Askia M. Toure (writer)

Natasha Trethewey (writer)

Alice Walker (writer)

Jerry W. Ward (writer)

Jerry W. Ward's Blog

Ida B. Wells Barnett (writer)

Cassandra Wilson (musician/singer)

Richard Wright (writer)