Billy Strayhorn
Black History

Library of Congress Acquires Archive of Jazz Great Billy Strayhorn

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — The Library of Congress announced in November that it has acquired the original manuscripts documenting the work of composer, arranger and pianist Billy Strayhorn. […read more]


Back in the Day – Today: Jeffrey Osborne

Jeffrey Osborne is all jazzed up. (Photo by Janice Malone/Tennessee Tribune) By Janice Malone Special to the NNPA from the Tennessee Tribune For almost three decades R&B singer/recording artist Jeffrey Osborne has been a force on the music scene, either as a member of the great R&B Read More


BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Banking on Black Banks

By William Reed NNPA Columnist Starting during the 1930s, the Mitchells of Washington were close friends with Edward Kennedy Ellington’s family.  So, in 2009 when the Duke Ellington Commemorative Quarter was to be distributed, the Ellington family selected the Mitchell’s Industrial Bank on the historic Read More