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Celebration of Black Culture

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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'Black Angels Over Tuskegee' Focuses on America's First Black Aviators

An inspiring and uplifting play, based on actual events, comes to THEARC in Southeast for a two-day stint beginning Thursday, Feb. 25 and ending on Friday, Feb. 26 — and it promises to serve as a fitting conclusion to this ...
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Concert Celebrates Blacks, Southern Resistance

Led by powerhouse singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens, recent Grammy nominee and founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops, "Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience" with Leyla McCalla and Bhi Bhiman will explore the experiences of people of color ...
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Exhibit Offers Journey Through Black Spirituality

Renée Stout's "Tales of the Conjure Woman" is more than just an aesthetic trip into a vast wealth of creative energy and expression.
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Biopics the Newest Trend in Black Cinema

This Black History Month, a new wave in Black cinema is kicking off in light of the controversy surrounding diversity in Hollywood.
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Black Wax Museum a Labor of Love

While floating down the Nile River in Egypt during a trip in 2001, Dr. Elmer Martin, founder of The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum in Baltimore, died suddenly. But his wife, Dr. Joanne Martin, vowed to return home with ...
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