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Happy Kwanzaa: African Americans Celebrate Their African Heritage

Kwanzaa, a Swahili word that means “first fruits,” is a seven-day festival that honors African heritage in African American culture. Kwanzaa takes place each...

‘Summer of Soul,’ ‘Drive My Car’ make Oscars shortlist

By Lindsey Bahr, AP Film Writer Documentaries about Julia Child, “Black Woodstock,” the pandemic and The Velvet Underground and acclaimed international films like Japan’s “Drive...

Why Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Whitey on the Moon’ still feels relevant today

A.D. Carson, University of Virginia Not long after the July 20, 1969, Moon landing, Gil Scott-Heron – a poet hailed as the “Godfather of Rap”...

‘What’s Going On’ at 50 – Motown Classic Still Relevant Today as it was...

Motown wasn’t really known for its politically conscious music. Then came “What’s Going On.” By Tyina Steptoe, University of Arizona Released on May 21, 1971, at...
Ezra Blount, 9 years old, posing outside the Astroworld music festival by Travis Scott in Houston.

Travis Scott Show Security Staffing is Unclear, Chief Says

Organizers of the Astroworld music festival have not provided investigators with clear records about private security personnel working the grounds when a massive crowd...