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South African recording artist teaches us what music can do this Africa Month

Zu., a South African recording artist, poses for a beach photo. (Photo Credit: Zu.) It is the last day of May, and for many families in the United States that simply means a return to work after the Memorial Day holiday. But globally, the day has a much greater significance as the last day of …

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A letter to my son: What Black boys need to know

My biggest fear as a parent is that something will happen to my son that he can’t recover from. I think about who he would become if he were convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, if my husband or I died unexpectedly or if he were ever harmed as a result of racial profiling. My worries are just as endless as my desire to protect him, whether I’m alive or dead. I wrote this for my son.