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This Day in Black History: May 24, 1974
Composer and musician Duke Ellington died at age 74....


This Day in Black History: Feb. 24, 2009
The U.S. Mint released a coin featuring jazz legend Duke Ellington on Feb. 24, 2009....


Dave Chappelle: Rachel Dolezal Would Be Black in the Racial Draft
Comedian shared his thoughts during a visit to his alma mater....


Dave Chappelle: I Didn't Comeback Because of Racial Tension
Comedian says now is a "surprisingly" emotional time....


This Day in Black History: April 29, 1899
Jazz legend Duke Ellington was born in Washington, D.C, on April 29, 1899....


This Day in Black History: June 6, 1994
Stevie Wonder performed at the Duke Ellington School for the Arts in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 1...


Kool & the Gang Trombonist Clifford Adams Dies at 62
Musician/jazz educator passes after battle with cancer....


Jazz Legend Gerald Wilson Dies at 96
The dynamic musician passed away from pneumonia in his Los Angeles home....


Noah Stewart Looking to Revive the Harlem Renaissance
Opera singer adds modern twist to community's nostalgic era....


Commentary: Sports Fans Can’t Afford to Let History Die in Silence
Aging Willie Mays, Henry Aaron, Ernie Banks and Monte Irvin have tales we all need to hear....


Toni Braxton on Who She Wants to Spend Time With After Midnight
The singer returns to Broadway with Babyface....


Strathmore Music Center to Celebrate Duke Ellington
The 7-day festival will feature classes, lectures, concerts and family activities....


This Day in Black History: Nov. 29, 1915
Composer William "Billy" Strayhorn was born on Nov. 29, 1915....


This Day in Black History: July 24, 1921
Jazz musician and composer Billy Taylor was born on July 24, 1921....


Amber Riley: "I Was So Honored to Cover Whitney on Glee "
The actress talks season four, plus her new gig teaching teens safe driving....


Review: "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" on Broadway
Porgy and Bess debuted on Broadway in 1935....


R.I.P. The Legendary Lena Horne
Before Halle Berry, Diana Ross and even Diahann Carroll, Lena Horne changed the world with her tale...


Study: Audio Recordings of U.S. History Fading Fast
Study: Audio Recordings of U.S. History Fading Fast...


Sir Duke Is First Black Man on U.S. Coin
This D.C. native has landed on the quarter....


Pa. Exhibit Showcases Legendary Black Photographer
For more than 40 years, Charles "Teenie" Harris — as lead photographer of the influential Pittsburg...

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