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Prince fought throat, stomach pains in his final months

On stage, Prince was still captivating audiences at recent performances in Australia and California. He hosted a pop-up party at his Paisley Park studio, and there were few outward signs in his final months that anything was wrong.

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Prince siblings in probate court in 1st hearing on estate


Five of Prince's six surviving siblings appeared in court Monday for the first hearing to start sorting out an estate certain to be worth millions, a task complicated because the star musician isn't known to have left a will.

Can musicians make Washington a jazz mecca again?

Contemporary artists are realizing the city’s rich history isn’t enough to sustain jazz in a 21st-century Washington. They’re scrambling to save what has been called America’s original art form in a city where it’s fading from the culture.

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Celebration of praise, Negro spirituals

“We are here today to celebrate the Negro spirituals and recognize the musical legacy of Miss Jowanda E. Jordan,” announced Monya Logan, minister of Worship and Arts at St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church, as she raised her voice in welcoming the audience to the Jowanda E. Jordan Festival of Negro Spirituals. The free affair, presented by the Dallas Metroplex Musicians Association, was held at the church April 9.

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Black-on-Black coalescence – Part 2

Differences versus commonalities: Enslavement was different in the U.S. from the brand that was practiced in the Caribbean and Brazil and other South American countries.

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Lifting communities from poverty by raising minimum wage

“We find our population suffering from old inequalities, little changed by vast sporadic remedies.

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Doubting Black voters intelligence, intentions

If it’s presidential-primary time it’s a given a significant part of the political discourse will involve dissing Black voters.

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Poor people are discouraged from voting

Bernie Sanders on Sunday tried to attribute most of his losses to Hillary Clinton – his recent string of victories notwithstanding – to poor people not voting.

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Recognizing all of America’s heroes and sheroes

Every day I wear a pair of medallions around my neck with portraits of two of my role models:

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Women will bring peace in the world

On April 30, hundreds of women, peace-builders and peace activists from around the globe will gather in Dallas for the Annual “A World of Women for World Peace” Conference.

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Hackathon offers real-life coding experience for youth

iCode4Kids hosted its first hackathon for elementary, middle and high school children on April 16 at the AT&T headquarters in Downtown Dallas.

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On the Border restaurant offers celebration tips for Cinco de Mayo

Long, before being known as “Cinco de Drink-o” the Mexican celebrations of May 5 commemorated an unexpected victory for the people of Mexico.

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Recruiting women to secure the digital world

The world today is a digital world where communication across the globe is instant.

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Prince, a revolutionary one-man band

On his own, Prince was a revolutionary recording artist and one-man band.

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Monday Night Politics concludes with candidates for Dallas ISD School Board District 2

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates concluded on April 18 for the May 7 Joint Elections with candidates running for Dallas ISD School Board District 2 at the African American Museum in Fair Park.

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Show Boat boldly exposes racial disparities during Jim Crow era

Show Boat examines through comedy and drama the complexities of love and family – not new territory for musical theater – while adding the element of racial disparity within the Deep South and the cities in the North during the period between the Civil War and the Great Depression.

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End summer hunger now

Spring is almost in full swing and summer is just around the corner. Millions of children in America can’t wait for summer vacation, but for millions of poor children who rely on school meals, it’s a mixed blessing.

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‘Bill O’Racist’ at it again

I have written about Bill O’Reilly, aka “Bill O’Racist,” in the past and his proclivity to distort the facts when discussing African Americans. Well, he’s at it again.

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America’s war for democracy

The conservative movement’s war against democracy in America has erupted on two fronts within the last month in ways that sharply illuminate the threat to many Americans’ rights – especially their right to vote in many states this November.

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Black-on-Black coalescence – Part 1

Coalition-building is the best way for Black people to make the kind of progress we need to make in this country, especially when it comes to economic empowerment


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