For five decades Louis Armstrong helped shape what we know as modern American jazz music. 

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A documentary about the life and legacy of Louis Armstrong is in the works.

Good News

A family is working to restore a historic Black-owned motel whose patrons included Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, and Ray Charles.

Crime, Nation

When the men wrongly convicted in the racially-charged Central Park Five rape case were granted $40-plus million in a settlement with New York City, many had felt as if justice had been served. Yet, according to one of the men, Raymond Santana, the fight to clear their names continues and there were details about the 1989 case […]


When Louis Armstrong performed at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in January of 1971, he did so against his doctors wishes. SEE ALSO: Racial Attacks On Hockey Player Are Sickening The performance, one of Armstrong’s last before dying five months later, was recorded but largely forgotten–until now. Want to Keep Up With […]