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Neonta Williams (left) shares family letters dating back to 1901 with preser...
The relics of African-American families help tell the story of America, the Smithsonian says. Museum experts are traveling the country to help identify and care for items of cultural significance.
Karen O's new debut album is called Crush Songs....
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman follows her Oscar-nominated contribution to the Her soundtrack with Crush Songs, a collection of stripped-down recordings that take their tone from the album's name.
Kenyan police confront university students protesting higher fees on May 20....
In a land where police have a reputation for corruption and violence, Titus Musila is a rare officer who is popular. Now that he's accused of a vigilante killing, residents have rallied around him.
A class for beginning flutists, crammed into an office building boardroom, l...
A new study suggests that learning to play a musical instrument helps improve the brain's ability to process language. That means music lessons could give kids from low-income communities a big boost.
NBA Hawks owner Bruce Levenson's decision to quit this week over a racially offensive email has reopened a conversation about the racial divide among fans in sports. Audie Cornish talks to sports reporter and blogger Nubyjas Wilborn.
Egypt's Ministry of Social Solidarity is threatening to prosecute nongovernmental organizations that are not compliant with an oppressive law that allows the government to fully control them. Although it was put on the books in 2002 it was never implemented and human rights groups got around it by registering as private companies. Now they may face prosecution and some NGOs are suspending operations.