Neda Ulaby http://wrti.org en Amiri Baraka's Legacy Both Controversial And Achingly Beautiful http://wrti.org/post/amiri-baraka-poet-and-co-founder-black-arts-movement-dies-79 One of America's most important — and controversial — literary figures, Amiri Baraka, died on Thursday from complications after surgery following a long illness, according to his oldest son. Baraka was 79.<p>Baraka co-founded the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s. His literary legacy is as complicated as the times he lived through, from his childhood — where he recalled not being allowed to enter a segregated library — to the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:16:00 +0000 Neda Ulaby 6886 at http://wrti.org Amiri Baraka's Legacy Both Controversial And Achingly Beautiful Songs Of Africa: Beautiful Music With A Violent History http://wrti.org/post/songs-africa-beautiful-music-violent-history <em>For the next year, NPR will take a musical journey across America, which is one of the most religiously diverse countries on earth. We want to discover and celebrate the many ways in which people make spiritual music — individually and collectively, inside and outside houses of worship.</em><p>The founder of the choral group Sounds of Africa is Fred Onovwerosuoke. He was born in Ghana and brought up in Nigeria, and his choir in the heart of the U.S. — St. Sat, 03 Aug 2013 06:03:00 +0000 Neda Ulaby 6284 at http://wrti.org Songs Of Africa: Beautiful Music With A Violent History Panda Express Takes Sweet And Sour Beyond The Food Court http://wrti.org/post/panda-express-takes-sweet-and-sour-beyond-food-court Not all that long ago, many Americans thought of Chinese food as fried rice, chow mein and orange chicken. And one reliable place to find it was at the mall, at places like Panda Express.<p>But food court mainstay Panda Express is now in the midst of a major transformation. That means moving from mall basements to stand-alone restaurants and keeping pace with an increasingly sophisticated American palate.<p>"It was my entryway into Chinese food," says Devin Niebrugge a bit wistfully. The 23-year-old California transplant is enjoying a late lunch at a Panda Express in Washington, D.C. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:46:00 +0000 Neda Ulaby 685 at http://wrti.org Panda Express Takes Sweet And Sour Beyond The Food Court