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Nikki Giovanni: ‘There’s Nothing Greater on Earth Than Black Women’

With her new book ‘Make Me Rain,’ the 77-year-old outspoken poet adds to her revolutionary body of work

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Nikki Giovanni. Photo: Deborah Feingold

We know Nikki Giovanni as a guiding light, an outspoken truth-teller, and an award-winning author. She’s one of our living legends, an honor Oprah bestowed upon her 14 years ago…




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