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Macy’s Launches Incubator Program in D.C.

The entrepreneurial spirit remains alive and well in the District — this time thanks to Macy's Inc. who recently unveiled a fourth location of the highly-successful DC Fashion Incubator at Macy's Metro Center.
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D.C. Fashion Program Makes Way for Local Designers

With the advent of the D.C. Fashion Incubator Program, local designers looking to break into the mainstream now have the opportunity to gain in-depth, behind-the-scenes training in both the creative and business ends of the industry.
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Exhibit Travels Through History of Black Fashion

In tribute to prolific but unsung black fashion designers, New York City's prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology will host a new exhibition titled "Black Fashion Designers," which aims to shed light on contributions such as Lowe's.
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ASALH Director to Head Conference Recruitment Efforts at Virginia Union U.

Sylvia Cyrus, executive director of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH), will head this week to Virginia Union University in Richmond to help with recruitment efforts for the association's annual national conference in early October.
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Bobby Jones Receives NNPA Lifetime Achievement Award

The National Newspaper Publishers Association honored Grammy-winning gospel singer Bobby Jones with its Lifetime Achievement Award during its annual convention in Houston.
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Ebony Magazine Sold to Texas Group

After a 71-year run, the family-owned, Chicago-based Ebony magazine has been sold.
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Muhammad Ali Remembered Simply as 'The Greatest'

Of all the legendary wins in Muhammad Ali's life, few are as little-known as the one he pulled off in 1990 long after his boxing career had ended.
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Obama Declares June as African-American Music Appreciation Month

In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama issued an official proclamation Tuesday recognizing June as African-American Music Appreciation Month.
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Russ Parr: Still Serving Up the Hits

Russ Parr, a California native now living in Maryland, has changed his focus several times during his career. But he has always been connected to the entertainment industry in one way or another, eventually finding his niche as a disc ...
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Washington Informer Bridge Celebrates 1 Year

The District of Columbia's premier newspaper for Black millennials recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.
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A Legacy Reborn: 'Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture' Line Links to the Past

The legend and legacy of hair-care pioneer Madam C.J. Walker are gaining new life for a new generation.
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Local Activist Suits Himself by Suiting Others

They say that clothes make the man. Kevin Livingston brings that maxim to life.
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U.S. Postal Service Honors Sarah Vaughan

The U.S. Postal Service has dedicated a Forever Stamp honoring Sarah Vaughan, who was known as one of America's greatest singers.
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Chris Rock at the Oscars: Hollywood Is 'A Different Type of Racist'

In his opening monologue at the 88th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night, host Chris Rock used his comedic style of humor mixed with brutal honesty to address the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, while wearing a white tuxedo jacket.
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