SWV, the girl-group who rose to fame with their smash-hit “Weak” read an inspiring verse from Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good.” Simone released the song back in 1965, and more than 50 years later, the track has become a timeless classic. It’s been sampled plenty of times by some of today’s biggest starts, including Jay Z […]

Angela Robinson from The Haves and the Have Nots swung by our studios to read a portion of Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise. The triumphant poem is political yet so very personal to the struggles that African-Americans are facing. Angelou speaks to the truth that no matter what, you should continue to stand up with your head […]

We all have dreams. But it’s not until they’re realized that they can be acted on. In the latest installment of Black History Retold, we revisited Langston Hughes’ “Harlem,” commonly known as A Dream Deferred. The poem was published in 1951, and it addresses one of his most common topics – the limitations of the […]

To celebrate Black History Month, The Urban Daily will be reviving its “Black History Retold” series. The initiative began last year as we featured celebrities reading excerpts of works authored by some of the most influential figures in Black History. To kick things off, Angela Yee, beloved NYC radio personality, reinvigorated a portion of one […]