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Gordon Parks: Stokely Carmichael and Black Power Opens in October at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Organized with the Gordon Parks Foundation, the show presents dozens more photographs from Parks’ series that have never before been published or exhibited.
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Black Lives Matter executive accused of 'syphoning' $10M from BLM donors, suit says

An executive at Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (GNF), is accused of "syphoning" more than $10 million from donors, the grassroots arm of the BLM organization said a court filing this week.
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Cicely Tyson Honored with Childhood Street Naming

East 101st Street between 3rd and Lexington Avenues will be renamed Cicely Tyson Way in honor of the late, award-winning thespian. The tribute to the late East Harlem native Cicely Tyson will be marked with a street celebration on the ...
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Meet the Cast of Theatre Under the Stars "Ain't Misbehavin'

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) introduces the cast of the hot new production of Ain’t Misbehavin’, the first show of the 2022/23 Season!
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2022 Texas Artist of the Year & Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts

Art League Houston is proud to present, Bitter Waters Sweet, an exhibition of new work by Fort Worth artist Letitia Huckaby, the 2022 Texas Artist of the Year. In her exhibition, Letitia Huckaby explores the legacy of Africatown, the historic ...
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Three fun facts about La traviata!

Boasting some of Verdi’s most wonderful melodies, La traviata is one of the best-loved operas in the repertory, with an influence that only continues to grow. Here are just three fun facts about one of the world’s most popular operas, ...
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'I'm just Serena': Williams' US Open performances give hope of improbable grand slam triumph ahead of third round match

After her improbable second-round win over Anett Kontaveit, Serena Williams summed up her surprise performances at the US Open better than perhaps anybody else could.
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President Joe Biden Honors Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. and Others with Lifetime Achievement Award

On behalf of the NNPA and the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust, as well as on behalf of all my fellow Civil Rights Movement comrades who were present at the President Joe Biden 2022 Lifetime Achievement Awards on the campus of ...
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Mattel Introduces New Historical Barbie in Honor of Madam C.J. Walker

The legendary Madam C.J. Walker has recently been inducted into Mattel’s Barbie Signature Inspiring Women collection. The recognition comes just in time to honor the entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist during National Black Business Month.
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Serena Williams announces she will 'evolve away from tennis' after upcoming US Open

Serena Williams has announced that she will "evolve away from tennis" after this year's US Open to focus on "other things that are important to me."
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Rev. Al Sharpton to deliver eulogy at funeral for Georgia woman

Civil rights icon Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to deliver the eulogy Thursday at the funeral for Brianna Grier, a 28-year-old woman who died after an encounter with Hancock County deputies.
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Advocates Sound Alarm About New Texting Policy That Could Have Negative Impacts On Black Voter Outreach

The countdown to midterm elections is underway as candidates and groups ramp up efforts to mobilize voters. But a little-known policy change called 10DLC could make voter outreach, particularly to Black voters, more difficult this election cycle.
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Lamont Dozier, Motown hitmaker for the Supremes and more, dead at 81

Motown legend Lamont Dozier, a songwriter who crafted hits for the Supremes and Marvin Gaye, among other icons, has died, according to a statement from his son shared on Instagram. He was 81.
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Lt. Gen. Michael Langley becomes Marines' first Black four-star general

US Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael Langley was promoted to the rank of general in a ceremony Saturday, becoming the first Black four-star general in the military branch's 246-year history.
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A Celebration of Club Music...Beyonce' Renaissance

Unique, strong, and sexy—that’s how Beyoncé wants you to feel while listening to RENAISSANCE. Crafted during the grips of the pandemic, her seventh solo album is a celebration of freedom and a complete immersion into house and dance that serves ...
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