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For nearly 30 years, Tavis Smiley was able to call a woman who the world knew as an American icon, activist, and leading literary… Read More

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The African griot culture is an ancient network of oral tradition. Griots were a societal class of traveling poets, musicians and… Read More

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If you’re a soulhead and all-around music aficionado like yours truly, I’m willing to bet that while your record collection… Read More

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It’ll be a busy weekend for Kelly Rowland. She’s off in Australia working on new projects, but the new mom to six month… Read More

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South Africa is celebrated for having one of the most advanced constitutions in the world, often cited for its inclusion of protections… Read More

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