Read Mary J. Blige’s Heartfelt Nina Simone Rock Hall Induction Speech | Rolling Stone Blige honors Simone for singing songs "about injustice, struggle, and black life [that] resonate to this day"

Blige honors Simone for singing songs “about injustice, struggle, and black life [that] resonate to this day”

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Bringing the World of Ta-Nehisi Coates, Briefly, to Stage | The New York Times Mr. Coates and Ms. Forbes will reconvene in Harlem as she adapts and directs the world premiere stage adaptation of “Between the World and Me” at the Apollo Theater.

Mr. Coates and Ms. Forbes will reconvene in Harlem as she adapts and directs the world premiere stage adaptation of “Between the World and Me” at the Apollo Theater.

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Black Love Experience Promises a Passport to Wakanda in Southeast | AFRO In a small corner of Anacostia where the vestiges of D.C.’s Chocolate City remain, lovers of everything black, beautiful and wondrous gathered to dance, mingle and heal.

In a small corner of Anacostia where the vestiges of D.C.’s Chocolate City remain, lovers of everything black, beautiful and wondrous gathered to dance, mingle and heal.

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Little Girl Mesmerized by Michelle Obama Portrait Thinks She’s ‘a Queen’ | The Cut Turns out that adorable little girl who stood open-mouthed in front of Michelle Obama’s official portrait didn’t know she was looking at a former First Lady — she thought she was looking at a queen.

Turns out that adorable little girl who stood open-mouthed in front of Michelle Obama’s official portrait didn’t know she was looking at a former First Lady — she thought she was looking at a queen.

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Welcoming a Black Female Composer Into the Canon. Finally. | The New York Times “Florence Price is a representation in music of what it means to be a black artist living within a white canon and trying to work within the classical realm...”

“Florence Price is a representation in music of what it means to be a black artist living within a white canon and trying to work within the classical realm…”

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How an Artist Learned About Freedom From ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book’ | The New York Times “It’s like reading a fairy tale book. I see the names of beauty schools and men’s clubs and taverns, and I think, ‘What does that place look like?’”

“It’s like reading a fairy tale book. I see the names of beauty schools and men’s clubs and taverns, and I think, ‘What does that place look like?’”

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