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Black History 365: Gary Bartz

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! From bebop to hip-hop: Gary Bartz’s sax sound shapes many eras June 23, 20222:58 PM ET Sarah Geledi From WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center 55-Minute Listen Gary Bartz Jonathan Chimene/WBGO For more than…

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Black History 365: Dua Saleh

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! Check out more from Out Loud, our queer music column, here. Before becoming a musician, Dua Saleh was more likely to be known for their activist work (protesting against the school-to-prison pipeline) or their…

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Black History 365: Capturing the beauty of Black masculinity rooted in the love for our families

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! June 18, 20226:47 AM ET Hamza Abdul-Mumit The joy Hamza Abdul-Mumit In memory of & tribute to my father, Sayyid Abdul-Mumit There was no callout for Black fathers to bring their children to the…

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Black History 365: Boston takes rare step of apologizing for its role in slavery and its lasting harm

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! June 17, 20228:02 PM ET Tovia Smith Twitter Facebook BOSTON — Boston has just become the first major city to offer a formal apology for its role in trans-Atlantic slavery. Coming nearly four centuries…

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Black History 365: Songs to Believe in: A Juneteenth Playlist

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! June 16, 20225:10 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2022/06/16/1105224652/songs-to-believe-in-a-juneteenth-playlist Lara Downes This Juneteenth, I’m finding it hard to celebrate. It’s hard to reflect on freedom in this deafening swell of discord, this crescendo…

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Black History 365: Claude McKay

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! Festus Claudius “Claude” McKay OJ (September 15, 1890[1] – May 22, 1948) was a Jamaican-American writer and poet. He was a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Born in Jamaica, McKay first traveled to…

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Black History 365: Lisa Cook

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! Senate approves Lisa Cook as first Black woman on Federal Reserve board of governors WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed economist Lisa Cook on Tuesday to serve on the Federal Reserve’s board of governors, making…

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Black History 365: Elton Fax

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! Elton Clay Fax, a prolific African-American cartoonist, author, and illustrator, was born on October 9, 1909, in Baltimore, Maryland. His parents were Mark Oakland Fax, a clerk, and Willie Estelle Fax, a seamstress. Elton’s…

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Black History 365: Vanessa James

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! Vanessa James (born 27 September 1987) is a Canadian competitive pair skater. With her former skating partner, Morgan Ciprès, she is the 2019 European Champion, the 2018 World bronze medallist, the 2017 European bronze…

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Black History 365: Dread Scott

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! Biography Dread Scott is a visual artist whose works is exhibited across the US and internationally. In 1989, his art became the center of national controversy over its transgressive use of the American flag,…

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Black History 365: Quinta Brunson

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! ‘Abbott Elementary’ creator and star Quinta Brunson on the teacher advice she still follows Quinta Brunson knows all too well that success doesn’t happen overnight. The Abbott Elementary creator is celebrating after having a…

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Black History 365: Tiffany Joseph

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! Tiffany Joseph is a multi talented and multifaceted holistic health, wellness, and movement coach. She is a certified Yoga and Zumba instructor, teaching dance throughout Western Massachusetts. She teaches a combination of Hatha, Restorative, and Yin Yoga…

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Black History 365: Ron Carter

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! Ron Carter is one of the most prolific and influential bassists in jazz history. During his six-decade career, he has recorded more than 2,000 records, and he has no plan on slowing down. “Age…

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Black History 365: Mary Seacole

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! Mary Jane Seacole (born Grant;[2][3][4] 23 November 1805 – 14 May 1881)[5] was a British-Jamaican nurse and businesswoman who set up the “British Hotel” behind the lines during the Crimean War.[6] She described the hotel…

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Black History 365: Naia Kete

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! One original song every week Published: 2/21/2020 8:42:11 AM Modified: 2/21/2020 8:41:59 AM Many of us make New Year’s resolutions, but we’ve usually given up on them by the time Groundhog Day arrives. That’s…

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Black History 365: Ira Wallace

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! Ira Wallace ambles around the butcher block countertop in the kitchen she shares with a community of farmers in central Virginia. She has separated a single leaf from the large baskets of unusual, parti-colored…

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Black History 365: Camp Atwater

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! The American summer camp wasn’t originally intended for Black children. But in the center of Massachusetts, on the shore of Lake Lashaway, there have been generations of Black kids frolicking in the bliss of…

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Black History 365: Keke Palmer

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! Lauren Keyana “Keke” Palmer (born August 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer, and television personality. Known for playing leading and character roles in comedy-drama productions, she has received a Primetime Emmy Award, five…

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Black History 365: Black Violin

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! Black Violin is an American hip hop duo from Fort Lauderdale, Florida comprising two classically trained string instrumentalists, Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, who go by the stage names Kev Marcus and Wil B.…

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Black History 365: Sarahbeth Maney

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! Sarahbeth Maney also known as SB, is a 2021-22 New York Times photography fellow covering politics in Washington D.C.  Originally from the California Bay Area, her personal work focuses on education, disability, and issues that disproportionately impact Black and…

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Black History 365: Michael Twitty

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! Michael W. Twitty (born 1977) is an African-American Jewish writer, culinary historian,[1] and educator. He is the author of The Cooking Gene, published by HarperCollins/Amistad, which won the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award…

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