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African-American Music Appreciation Month

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter decreed that June would be Black Music Month. Each president since then has signed a proclamation recognizing the contributions of African American musicians and music. 97 more words


Andretti Autosport sweeps Detroit Grand Prix poles, New Firestone Firehawk rain tires make debut

Alexander Rossi collected his third career pole today, in the wet conditions of the 14-turn 2.35 mile temporary street circuit on Belle Isle. The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear Race 2 qualifications rounds produced two red flags, one in each session, which saw Tony Kanaan and Josef Newgarden get parked and give up their two fastest lap times. 516 more words


Let’s Play Two

Part 1 of a 4 part series on baseball, culture and social change

Much has been written about the pastime of baseball and the connection that it has to national culture.   898 more words

The First Decoration Day

The first Decoration Day, as the commemoration of the nation’s war dead was originally called, was observed on May 1, 1865. The African American origin of the holiday was suppressed by white Southerners. 343 more words


Rapping along with ALL of the Words

Neither Kendrick Lamar nor the crowd was having it when a white fan invited onstage rapped along with all of the words of “m.A.A.d. City” 53 more words

Popular Music

(Fill in the Blank) While Black

There has been a rash of incidents in which a white person called police on African Americans for, among other things, barbecuing, napping, waiting, shopping, and failing to wave at an Airbnb neighbor. 220 more words

Civic Engagement