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Billions Later, Housing Projects Remain Rundown, Dangerous

Billions of taxpayer dollars have gone to improve government housing lately, but Jay Owens still lies awake at night holding his daughter while the...

Who Owns that Trademark?

When he died, the rock star, Prince, left not only a vault containing a treasure trove of music and videos. He also left behind...

As Death Tax Looms, Prince’s Estate May Stay in Limbo for Years

How much is a vault of unreleased songs worth? What’s the value of a guitar played by a musical genius? Is Uncle Sam owed anything...

Air Pollution, Atomic Risks Grow as Toxic Dump Smolders

BRIDGETON, Missouri – They can’t breathe.Residents of this community near Ferguson — site of 2014’s police-involved shooting death of teenager Michael Brown — have...

Debate Rages over TV’s Future

It’s a spirited debate: Would minorities benefit if online video could stream through their set-top TV boxes?Bob Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television,...

Hollywood’s Black Christians Are on the Rise

Black Christians shocked Hollywood last September.War Room, the mainstream, prayer-themed film starring unknown black actors, dethroned the hit N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, at...

A Legacy Reborn

The legend and legacy of hair-care pioneer Madam C.J. Walker are gaining new life for a new generation.With the launch of a new line...

Local Activist Suits Himself by Suiting Others

They say that clothes make the man. Kevin Livingston brings that maxim to life. When he was 15, New York City cops grabbed Livingston in...

Former Detroit Gang Member Now a Gang Peacemaker

Ray Winans, once affectionately known as “Killer Ray,” is helping reduce gun violence in Detroit — one gang member at a time.The 37-year-old former...

Black Edutainers bring History to Life

Philadelphia resident Antoine Randolph Watts likes to dress up. But most of his outfits are out of date. Like 200 years out of date.And...
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