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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

     When she helped school her white editors on the power of her works and viewpoints on African American culture and experiences, she faced the same challenge that many African Americans encounter when dealing with their white counterparts in business, education, politics, etc. Resistance. As she recounts her experiences, Morrison is poised, resolved and reflective. Somewhat akin to an intelligent philosopher or an academic who patiently teaches a class of inquisitive but slow-learning freshmen. […]

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John Legend, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, and More Come Together to Help Preserve Nina Simone’s Legacy

     “Spaces devoted to the history and legacy of people of color, especially women of color, are far too few in America today,” said John Legend. “Preserving places like the Simone childhood home will help keep her powerful story alive. This campaign pays tribute to Nina Simone’s unapologetic pursuit of musical, personal, and political freedom and I am proud to be a part of it.” […]

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Art of the City: Block Party Kicks Off Quarterly Festival in Lauderdale Lakes

      The first edition of Art of the City: Block Party will be headlined by LaVie, a South Florida born songstress who is known for her sultry vocals and rapturous personality. The event will feature live performances throughout the evening by musicians, vocalists, emcees, poets and dancers such as the high-powered Elements the Brand, dynamic vocalist Carolena and Epiphany, an amazingly gifted poet. […]

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Culturefest Connects the Black Diaspora with an International Music Fest

     Scheduled to launch June 8 at the National Harbor, from 1–9 p.m., Culturefest features international artists, including Reggae icons Aidonia; Romain Virgo & The Unit Band; Tanto Metro and Devonte; and SOCA superstars Patrice Roberts; Skinny Fabulous; and Afrobeat legend Timaya and the image band. Culturefest’s Co-founder Freka Scott says, “This one, will be one for the books.” […]