Historic recognition: Washington’s family tree is biracial
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Historic recognition: Washington’s family tree is biracial

George Washington’s adopted son was a bit of a ne’er-do-well by most accounts, including those of Washington himself, who wrote about his frustrations with the boy they called “Wash.” “From his infancy, I have discovered an almost unconquerable disposition to indolence in everything that did not tend to his amusements,” the founding father wrote. At … Continue reading

Three-day festival to celebrate black history museum opening
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Three-day festival to celebrate black history museum opening

WASHINGTON (AP) — A festival featuring workshops, storytelling and performances including concerts with bands such as Public Enemy and The Roots will celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture this month. The Smithsonian announced Wednesday that the three-day festival, “Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration,” on the Washington Monument … Continue reading

‘Dance Moms’ star to ‘accept responsibility’ for fed charges
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‘Dance Moms’ star to ‘accept responsibility’ for fed charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller plans to accept responsibility for federal charges filed in Pittsburgh accusing her of failing to report Australian currency she brought into the country in 2014 and bankruptcy fraud charges, she said in a statement Tuesday. Miller issued the statement after she was contacted by The Associated … Continue reading

NSU Theatre named as Best Fine Arts Program finalist in Sixth Annual HBCU Awards Ceremony
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NSU Theatre named as Best Fine Arts Program finalist in Sixth Annual HBCU Awards Ceremony

The Sixth Annual HBCU Awards Ceremony will be held on July 15, 2016 at the University of the District of Columbia. Finalists were selected from more than 600 submissions from colleges and individuals around the country, based upon media exposure and impact on institutional progress made during the 2015-16 academic year. Winners will be selected by … Continue reading

Dig at theater where Shakespeare worked uncovers a surprise
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Dig at theater where Shakespeare worked uncovers a surprise

LONDON (AP) — London’s relentless building boom has dug up another chunk of the city’s history — one with a surprise for scholars of Shakespearean theater. Archaeologists are excavating the remains of the Curtain, a 16th-century playhouse where some of the Bard’s plays were first staged, before a new apartment tower sprouts on the site. … Continue reading

‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star Roberts memorialized in NYC
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‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star Roberts memorialized in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Doris Roberts, who played the endlessly meddling mother on CBS’ “Everybody Loves Raymond,” was remembered Monday as a tireless actress, a loyal friend and someone who could make even a monster on TV be adored. “Here’s how good she was: She played the most intrusive, overbearing, noisy woman — always … Continue reading

New play explores life, legacy of slain teen Trayvon Martin
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New play explores life, legacy of slain teen Trayvon Martin

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trayvon Martin has often been in the thoughts of playwright and activist Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj in the four years since the 17-year-old unarmed black boy was shot and killed after a confrontation with neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. He has wondered about Martin’s dreams, his life and the moments before he died. Maharaj … Continue reading