There was something about the fact that she looked like our aunts, mothers, sisters and neighbors that made her thrilling and untouchable and relatable.
“Black people will be free,” said Ms. Franklin, who throughout her career remained passionate about progress for African-Americans and women.
In Brooklyn, young artists reconsider a summer ritual, that is part celebration, part town-hall meeting.
She was the first African-American woman to headline a concert at Carnegie Hall, but she didn’t care for her stage name, “the Black Patti,” which compared her to a white diva.
How a random late-night online search led to new discoveries about the poet’s birth and early years.
In Darnell L. Moore’s memoir, “No Ashes in the Fire,” he describes a brutal childhood in Camden, N.J., and the struggle to fully accept his identity.
D’Angelo, Questlove, James Poyser and J Dilla hunkered down in Greenwich Village and created a sound that won Grammys and united genres.
Hoping to reflect a broader range of visitors, museums are diversifying their staffs, welcoming a more inclusive generation of future leaders.
The movie about the leader of the Nation of Islam who has a history of anti-Semitic views seemed to be set for streaming; Netflix cited a miscommunication.