It’s not at all an exaggeration to say that the Mississippi Delta is the birthplace of American music, more specifically, the blues. If this is true, then starting a music-forward road trip in New Orleans, driving up the Mississippi Blues Trail to the Blues Highway and north to Memphis is arguably the best way to experience both the history of this genre and the music itself.
Black Americans have played a key role in shaping U.S. history and accelerating human progress. And we know that diverse perspectives fuel innovation which is key to building a culture of inclusion that is representative of the society in which we all live. During Black History Month, we will share stories of Black individuals—past and present—who are breaking barriers to lift up others in pursuit of a more equitable society.
Today's tech industry continues to grapple with issues of place and diversity. The number of women and people of color who hold positions remains dismally low. Code Crew aims to change that with classes in coding and computer science targeting under-represented and diverse communities.
It is estimated that the majority of small businesses owned by people of color will need some form of federal, state or local aid just to survive.
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Sirens of Social Change: Black Female Musicians of the Resistance
The protests of the last few months have resulted in increased awareness of racial inequality in America, leading many people to seek out ways to support the Black community.
A writer explores the blues and her ancestry
Visit the Paris of Josephine Baker, James Baldwin, Richard Wright, ’20s jazz musicians and the residents of “Little Africa.”
“I have two loves,” sang queen of the Jazz Age Josephine Baker in “J’ai Deux Amours,” a tune she was famous for, “my country and Paris.”
African American culture is not a monolith, and perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the unique culture of New Orleans.
Everything that makes New Orleans such an unforgettable city, from the food to the music to the city’s undeniable soul, is the product of the city’s rich cultural heritage.
Springtime is the perfect time to visit Philadelphia. Planning your trip for some time between March and May visit is the best way to avoid both the frigid, often snowy winters that the city experiences, and the tourist rush that can take over the city’s attractions in the summer. A springtime visit also means that the weather is next to perfect and the parks are in full bloom, making casual walks around the city that much prettier.
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Located only two hours south of New York and two and a half hours north of D.C., Philadelphia is a convenient getaway and also ideal jumping off point from several other larger Northeastern cities. With its blend of historic roots and funky charm, Philly is more laid back than its more prominent neighbors, and it offers just as much to do, such as world-class art museums, diverse and award-winning food options, and tours of significant historical sites.
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Lots of businesses like to tell you what they believe in. But there is a difference between company values painted (however stylishly) on a wall, and the real challenges of setting—and sticking to—a set of principles that guide your decision-making.