Groundbreaking singer, performer and film star Lena Horne died Sunday night in New York at the age of 92. Horne, the first African American to sign a long-term contract with a major film studio, broke down racial barriers, most memorably…
By Molly Finnegan
A roundup of arts headlines.
Louis Armstrong is the subject of the biography, "Pops," by Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal drama critic and Commentary Magazine cultural critic.
Watch more of the interview with Judith Jamison, performance pieces and a 1990 segment about her by former NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault.
Bill T. Jones has long been recognized as one of this country's leading contemporary dancers and choreographers, known for his mix of athleticism and his willingness to take on big subjects from the world around him.
Art Beat talks to Phillip Hoose, who last week won the National Book Award for young people's literature for "Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice."…
For many decades, Lena Horne was one of the best known and loved entertainers in the world, known for her talent and beauty.
By PBS NewsHour
President Barack Obama delivered a rousing speech Thursday to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, paying tribute to the organization's history and challenging its members to confront continued racial disparities.
By Arts Desk
It's set in a small bar in the Congo, but Lynn Nottage's recent Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Ruined,' tells an epic story about the ravages of war, especially its impact on women.
Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the high unemployment numbers among blacks in East St. Louis, where painful memories of the Great Depression still persist.
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