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Former presidents and scores of baseball players, professional athletes, sports executives, entertainers, journalists, and more join in an unprecedented tribute to the 100th anniversary of the founding of baseball’s Negro Leagues.
COMMENTARY: My faith doesn’t just inform my identity. It becomes the lens through which I’m able to see who I really am.
Frederick Douglass used the words of Psalm 137 in his famous speech, ‘What to a Slave is the Fourth of July?’ For centuries, this poem has resonated with writers and composers on how humans deal with trauma.
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THE BEAT by Allen Parr: How to Resist Temptation as a Christian
Commentary: Mary Lou Williams inspired Duke Ellington and a generation of future jazz legends. But it’s her sacred jazz, and journey of faith, that captivated my spirit.
Just as with so many other criminal justice policies, pretrial detention disproportionately affects African-American men and women, destabilizing black families in the process.
America’s first self-made female millionaire and founder of a black hair-care empire supported the NAACP and the Tuskegee Institute, helped preserve Frederick Douglass’ home. She also tried to used her prominence to stop lynching.