The relief money that's going toward Mississippi child care will serve 80% of children who qualify for support, up from 28%, says Carol Burnett, head of the Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative.
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."
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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