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By Fahima Haque February 13, 2021 Sterling K. Brown, an actor who has starred on the hit NBC drama “This Is Us” since 2016, has won multiple Emmys, Screen Actors Guild awards, a Golden Globe, and an NAACP Image Award for his acting. But over the course of his successful career, Mr. Brown has asked…

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By Jonathan A. Knee February 13, 2021 The source of Amazon’s stupefying success is only one of many mysteries — and controversies — surrounding the company that started out selling books online in 1995 and ended 2020 with nearly $400 billion in revenue, 1.3 million employees and a market value of more than $1.5 trillion. …

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By Ryan Reed Feb. 12, 2021 Nytimes.com Chick Corea, the pioneering keyboardist, and bandleader who died on Tuesday at 79, will be forever regarded as a crucial architect of jazz-rock fusion. For more than five decades, Corea modified his sound to follow that simple maxim — chasing whims from bebop to free jazz to fusion to contemporary classical.…

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Celebrating Artists’ Portraits at the Library of Congress for African American History Month blogs.loc.gov/picturethis/2021/02/celebrating-artists-portraits-at-the-library-of-congress-for-african-american-history-month/ The Family Life of Ralph Ellison blogs.loc.gov/catbird/2021/02/the-family-life-of-ralph-ellison/ Honoring African American Contributions in Medicine: Midwives blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/2020/06/honoring-african-american-contributions-in-medicine-midwives/ Katherine Dunham’s Ethnographic Research in the Caribbean blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2021/02/katherine-dunham-in-the-caribbean/ Frederick Douglass Newspapers, 1847-1874: Now Online blogs.loc.gov/headlinesandheroes/2020/01/frederick-douglass-newspapers-1847-1874-now-online/ Sojourner Truth and the Power of Copyright Registration blogs.loc.gov/copyright/2020/12/sojourner-truth-and-the-power-of-copyright-registration/ The Beauty Entrepreneur: Madam C. J. Walker  blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/2020/03/madam-c-j-walker/…

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Fully virtual this year for the first time, ASALH’s 95th annual Black History Month festival will examine the theme “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.” Events open to the public include an author talk with the former astronaut Mae Jemison, a discussion on “How African-American Families Have Been Portrayed in the Media” and music…

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Lyric soprano Leontyne Price was born on February 10, 1927, in Laurel, Mississippi. Price debuted on Broadway in April 1952. Her successful career took her to leading opera houses around the world and brought eighteen Grammy awards as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1985, Price gave her final performance at New York’s Lincoln Center in the title role…

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On Jan. 6, a virulent form of Christian nationalism burst into the public view. What can religious leaders and others do to bring these people — and the country — back from the brink? By Mya Jaradat  Feb 7, 2021, 10:00pm MST In the wake of a tumultuous transfer of presidential power, religious leaders are taking a…

Read More How (White) Americans can address Christian nationalism in their congregations and communities