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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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