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It’s not Rob Marshall’s fault that Disney’s latest live-action retread doesn’t really sing. “The Little Mermaid,” a somewhat drab undertaking with sparks of bioluminescence, suffers from the same fundamental issues that plagued “The Lion King,” “Aladdin” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Halle Bai… Read moreReview: Disenchantment under the sea in live-action ‘The Little Mermaid’

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National Minority Health Month is celebrated during the month of April and Black America, health disparities and COVID-19 are at the forefront of pandemic news. An April 7, 2020 headline in the Washington Post read, “The coronavirus is infecting and killing black Americans at an alarmingly h…

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Pioneering mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry has died at age 86. Bumbry had a stroke on a plane 15 minutes before landing in New York Oct. 20 to attend her induction into Opera America’s Opera Hall of Fame. She was treated in New York for approximately six weeks before returning to Europe, where sh…

Vida Blue, a hard-throwing left-hander who became one of baseball’s biggest draws in the early 1970s and helped lead the brash Oakland Athletics to three straight World Series titles before his career was derailed by drug problems, died Saturday, according to the team. He was 73.

“Grounded,” a public artwork created by Miami-based artist Xavier Cortada, brings beauty to the redeveloped Liberty Square apartment complex and reconnects Black culture and history to the heart of Miami-Dade County’s Black community.