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Stephanie Mills Talks About Music, Social Justice and Her Son’s New Book

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Iconic Grammy and American Music Award winner Stephanie Mills is unapologetically pro-Black. On her social media pages, she often sends shoutouts to “talented Black men” and “Black Queens.” She observed Black Out Day and Juneteenth. With one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music, the…

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National Museum of African American Music Announces the Appointment of Its Music Industry Relations Committee

The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) have announced the appointment of the museum’s first Music Industry Relations Committee (MIRC) of the Board of Directors. Eighteen individuals representing all avenues of the music industry have been selected to lead this committee including: artists, record label executives, talent managers, media executives, media personalities, entertainment attorneys,…

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“Topping Out” Ceremony Marks Major Milestone for International African American Museum

The construction of the International African American Museum is progressing as planned, despite the global presence of COVID-19. July 10 marks an important milestone in the museum’s journey, as major donors, board members, and elected officials attended the “topping out” ceremony, marking the placement of the structure’s final steel beam. “Every steel beam represents the hopes…

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Confederate Statues Being Toppled in Richmond

Special from the Richmond Free Press ( – Goodbye, “Stonewall” Jackson. So long, J.E.B. Stuart, Matthew Fontaine Maury and maybe A.P. Hill. The removal of city-owned statues of those Confederates and other champions of slavery and White supremacy has begun with the bronze statue of Confederate Gen. Jackson hauled from the perch it has occupied…

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