Who even knew that any children of slaves were still alive? A debt of gratitude is owed to Sana Butler for compiling this bittersweet collection of revealing interviews with the offspring of folks freed by the Emancipation Proclamation well over a century ago. What makes this book special is how seamlessly the author contrasts her aging subjects' fading recollections with her own expectations of them and her intimate reflections about being Black and female in present-day America.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The year's biggest hits on the Internet's top video channel were anchored by an improbable singing sensation, a groggy boy nursing a sore mouth, a bride and groom dancing down the wedding aisle, supernatural heartthrobs and roller-skating babies.
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(GIN) – Muslim rapper K'Naan's song, "Wavin' Flag," has been picked as the soundtrack for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa – soccer's greatest spectacle - to take place next summer during June and July.
Associated Press music rankings of the year's best singles.
The first decade of the new millennium produced some amazing albums, CDs that should go down with the best works of art. You might not find those albums on this list -- which doesn't mean this list isn't the best of the decade.
"We have a generation of young black boys and girls coming along in droves that have been raised exclusively by single-mothers... Consequently, it is readily apparent that while some children's antipathy is directed towards non-residential fathers, specifically around issues of abandonment and contact, the person that I see more often than not at the end of this red-hot skewer is the single mother…
NEW YORK (AP) -- The video game industry is doing a better job at keeping young kids away from violent and other inappropriate content than the music and movie businesses, according to a new report by the Federal Trade Commission.
Born Patrick Denard Douthit in Winston-Salem, NC on Jan. 15, 1975, 9th Wonder is a Grammy Award-winning producer, DJ, college lecturer and social activist. Since his introduction to hip-hop in 1982, 9th has been immersed in the music and the culture of the art form, while gaining experience in music theory throughout middle and high school.
(GIN) – Nigerians across the internet are cheering the new Broadway music and dance interpretation of the life of Fela Anikulapo Kuti – a dynamic political dissident, composer and uncompromising cultural icon – as staged by African-American choreographer Bill T. Jones.