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Frederick Douglass and the search for one million abolitionists

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‘Voice of the Clippers’ Ralph Lawler bidding farewell

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Remembering Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace’

Hollywood, CA-What now, America? It’s hard to imagine a world without Aretha Franklin. A genre has…

The world of jazz according to saxophonist Jazmin Ghent

A couple of years ago, saxophonist Jazmin Ghent’s musical career took a bold step forward. Taking…

Hip Hop, murder and a father’s relentless quest for justice

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EntrepreneurReboot is taking aspirations to the next level

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The greatness of Audra McDonald is simply undeniable

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Daniel Caesar’s ‘Freudian’ worthy of Grammy nod

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Unconventional fits Sy Smith’s music and style

LOS ANGELES-Sy Smith doesn’t want her creative juices to ever get stale. That’s probably the chief…