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Patrick Ellis worked at Howard University radio station for over 40 years. "He would play music that touched him," says one colleague. "He would play music that he knew touched his audience." WHUR hide caption

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Remembering Radio Host Patrick Ellis, Who Brought The 'Gospel Spirit' To D.C.

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Jake Blount, a 24-year-old banjoist and fiddler, is one of the people in the traditional music community working to educate others on the genre's Black roots. Michelle Lotker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Breaking Down The Legacy Of Race In Traditional Music In America

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From L to R: Danielle, Alana and Este Haim. Reto Schmid/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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HAIM's Sunny Sound Gets Somber On 'Women In Music Pt. III'

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For sister R&B duo of Chloe and Halle Bailey, creative control is paramount. They co-wrote all of their new album's 13 tracks, and Chloe herself helped produced 10. Robin Harper/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chloe x Halle On Releasing Their New Album During America's 'Ungodly Hour'

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How Nashville's HBCU-Owned Jazz Station Holds A Community Together

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After recording as "Kidepo," Jonah Mutono's switch to his real name coincided with his decision to come out. His debut album GERG is about reconciling that identity with his Ugandan upbringing. Forest Aragon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On His Debut Album, Jonah Mutono Embraces His Identity And His Name

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The indie pop duo Buscabulla moved back to Puerto Rico from New York after the island was devastated by hurricanes in 2017. The experience inspired a new album and documentary, both called Regresa. Mara Corsino/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Buscabulla On 'Regresa,' A Debut Album About Returning To A Devastated Home

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Kandace Springs' latest album consists of covers of the women in jazz she idolized growing up. "It's a tribute record to give back to what they've inspired me to do as an artist," she says. Robby Klein/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kandace Springs Pays Tribute To 'The Women Who Raised' Her

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For over 50 years, the Legendary Ingramettes were led by Maggie Ingram. Now led by her daughter Almeta Ingram-Miller, the group's new album is called Take A Look in the Book. Pat Jarrett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Almeta Ingram-Miller On The Ingramettes And The Power Of Gospel During Crisis

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One Woman's Quest To Preserve The Radio Archives At Historically Black Colleges

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Doctors who regularly see knife-related avocado injuries to the hand say people are less likely to hurt themselves if they don't cut the fruit while holding it in their palm. Gaye Launder/Flickr hide caption

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Making Super Bowl Guacamole? Be Careful To Avoid The Pits Of An Avocado Hand Injury

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A sweet view along one of the many canals of Venice, which in this case are filled with blue jellybeans. Pradipta Banerjee /Courtesy of David M. Schwarz Architects hide caption

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Candy Canals: Architects Craft Gingerbread Replica Of Venice

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Authorities perform an active shooter drill at Park High School on April 27, 2018 in Livingston, Mont. Some experts question the methods of active shooter drills. William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Could Be Traumatic For Students

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Daniel Ortner converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 10 years ago. Courtesy of Daniel Ortner hide caption

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I'm Converting: How One Man's Missionary Trip Reconnected Him To His Family's Past

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