November 17, 2016

The journalism world lost one of its most fearless advocates and champions Monday, Nov. 14. Gwen Ifill, one of the only African American women to anchor a nightly news broadcast, died from cancer at 61.

Tributes have poured in from around the world at the news of her un...

November 8, 2016

For the third time in as many cycles, minority voters are poised to exercise an outsized influence on a presidential election. However, as the major parties wrestle with the changing ethnic landscape of the electorate, new data from the Pew Research Center suggests tha...

September 16, 2015


Washington, DC – While the 2015 graduation season comes to an end, many
students take one of several paths. Some have prestigious fellowships or job offers
at Fortune 500 companies. Others are following their passions and sense of
adventure with the Peace Corps, Ameri...

June 26, 2015

MAUI, Hawaii -- You've saved up for an excursion of a lifetime. Climbing Mt. Kilamanjaro, rafting the Zambezi, diving the Great Barrier Reef or a helicopter tour of Maui. You have your GoPro, iPhone and fancy DSLR to capture your incredible moments but you're being off...

June 22, 2015

Washington, DC -- On Wednesday June 17, a white man walked into Emanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston, SC. He asked for the pastor, sat down for bible study and then roughly an hour later, he murdered nine black parishners.  While shock waves rippled throughout the world...

June 12, 2015

 Q-Tip, left, Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Photo by Ernie Paniccioli, courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.


For his directorial debut, actor Michael Rapaport (“Bamboozled,” “Boston Public”), trained his lens on one of his first loves: hip-hop.


“For me, a Tribe Ca...

June 5, 2015

Chuck Brown is still performing live at age 75. All photos by John Shore.


After 49 years in the music industry, native Washingtonian Chuck Brown wanted to spend his recently celebrated 75th birthday doing what he’s become legendary for in his hometown: performing to a...

May 29, 2015

For over 70 years, Jimmy Carter — not to be mistaken with the former president — has been at the helm of the legendary band, the Blind Boys of Alabama. Formed as a gospel a capella group at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in 1939, the group toured for almost...

May 22, 2015

 Audra McDonald started performing at her local dinner theater in Fresno, Calif., at the age of 9. By the time she was 16, she had memorized hundreds of songs and was performing daily in cabarets and musical theater. After graduating from the Juilliard School, where sh...

May 15, 2015

In May 1961, despite two Supreme Court decisions that mandated the desegregation of interstate travel facilities, African-Americans faced violent hostility and racism while traveling through the South. Interstate bus companies such as Greyhound prohibited black and whi...

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