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For Black cowboys – from inner-city Philly to small-town Texas – horses and riding...

By Nick Lehr,  Arts + Culture Editor, The Conversation Photographer Ron Tarver grew up in Fort Gibson, a small town in Oklahoma where horses, cattle...
A photo of Rihanna receiving an honor from Barbados.

Rihanna’s Officially ‘Right Excellent,’ Named Barbados Hero

Rihanna smiled under her face mask as she heard her name called in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, November 30, but hesitated before she...
A projected image of Josephine Baker on the French Pantheon

Josephine Baker Honored at France’s Pantheon

Josephine Baker — the U.S.-born entertainer, anti-Nazi spy and civil rights activist — was inducted into France's Pantheon on Tuesday, becoming the first Black...
A photo of designer Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh, Fashion Designer, Dies of Cancer at 41

Virgil Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of the most celebrated tastemakers in fashion and...

How hip-hop in the classroom is raising the volume of learning: 4 essential reads

By Alvin Buyinza, The Conversation and Jamaal Abdul-Alim, The Conversation Scholars trace the origin of hip-hop to a “back to school jam” that DJ Kool...