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Satchmo’s legacy lives at Louis Armstrong House Museum

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    Louis Armstrong, one of the foremost musicians in the world. Photo credit: NYC digital archives
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    Louis Armstrong House Museum. Photo credit: Gabrielle Lenhard
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    Unpublished manuscript by Louis Armstrong. Photo credit: Gabrielle Lenhard

To travel into the home and hearth of one of the most prolific musicians in the world, you must travel to the heart of Queens in an assuming neighborhood.

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More than 70 years of creating art, Gladys Barker Grauer continues to innovate

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Artist Gladys Barker Grauer has spent most of her life in activism and art, and sees she still has more work to do. In the meantime, her nine decades of dedication are being honored.

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Killer Mike’s ‘Trigger Warning’ fuels conversation with creator of the Blackest playing cards ever

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In this super Black episode of The Night Drive (TND), Nobi De Lon and Embassy talk “Trigger Warning,” Killer Mike’s provocative new Netflix series. Intrigued by Killer Mike’s “live Blacker challenge” they scout the world to find the Blackest deck of cards ever with creator, Khia Jackson

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Bitter temperatures cause concern for homeless

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The blast of cold air over the next several days has turned temperatures into dangerous winter weather. For homeless populations, this time of the year could mean life or death..

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Kamala Harris’ past romantic relationship resurfaces after 2020 presidential bid announcement

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Less than a week into the 2020 presidential campaign of US Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), she finds herself dealing with the remnants of a previous intimate relationship that caused public scandal.

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Diplomatic relations sour after US, Canada announce support of self-appointed, interim Venezuelan president

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro kicks out US diplomats in light of US Administration’s suggestive language to have him ousted.

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Dr. King sanctified not sanitized | Podcast

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“The Night Drive” talks to panel that explores King as an ancestor with a complex and powerful legacy.

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Partial federal government shutdown leaves many wondering if they will make it to their next meal

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The longest closure of non-essential government offices in U.S. history continues and is now on day 32. As time rolls on, many federal employees presently working without pay will continue to do so.

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Economic justice was part of MLK’s religion | Think Piece

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Economic justice was the last major crusade that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. launched in the United States before his assassination on April 4, 1968. Sixty years later, it is a critical campaign that we must re-launch.

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Black superheroes matter at this comic book fest

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    Festival at the Schomburg 2017. Cheryl Lathan/Schomburg Center
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    Festival at the Schomburg 2017. Cheryl Lathan/Schomburg Center
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    Festival at the Schomburg 2017. Cheryl Lathan/Schomburg Center
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    Festival at the Schomburg 2017. Cheryl Lathan/Schomburg Center
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    Festival at the Schomburg 2017. Cheryl Lathan/Schomburg Center
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    Festival at the Schomburg 2017. Cheryl Lathan/Schomburg Center
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    Festival at the Schomburg 2017. Cheryl Lathan/Schomburg Center
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    Festival at the Schomburg 2017. Cheryl Lathan/Schomburg Center
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    Festival at the Schomburg 2017. Cheryl Lathan/Schomburg Center
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    Festival at the Schomburg 2017. Cheryl Lathan/Schomburg Center
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    Festival at the Schomburg 2017. Cheryl Lathan/Schomburg Center
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    Festival at the Schomburg 2017. Cheryl Lathan/Schomburg Center

With over 9,000 people registered, this weekend, prepare to go back into the Spider-Verse at the 7th annual Black Comic Book Festival in Harlem.

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