Lynne M. Tracy, the ambassador, spoke with Sergei A. Ryabkov, the Russian deputy foreign minister. U.S. officials have not been granted consular access to Mr. Gershkovich in the past week, a State Department official said.
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Edwin Starr was an American soul and funk singer who rose to fame in the 1960s and 70s. He had a powerful and distinctive voice that perfectly matched the socially conscious themes of his music. Starr’s most famous song, “War,” was a massive hit in 1970 and became an anthem for the anti-war movement. The
The Staple Singers were a family gospel group that emerged from Chicago in the 1950s. The group consisted of Roebuck “Pops” Staples and his children Cleotha, Pervis, and Mavis. They were known for their soulful and powerful vocal harmonies, combined with Pops Staples’ distinctive guitar playing. The Staple Singers were also notable for their socially
Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, musician, and peace activist who rose to fame in the 1960s and 70s as an avant-garde artist and a pioneering figure in the Fluxus movement. Born in Tokyo in 1933, Ono spent her childhood between Japan and the United States, and later attended Sarah Lawrence College where she
The Only Ones were an English rock band formed in London in 1976. They are known for their unique blend of punk, power pop, and new wave music. Led by singer-songwriter Peter Perrett, the band achieved moderate success in the late 1970s and early 1980s with their edgy and melodic sound. Their self-titled debut album
Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock were an American hip-hop duo who achieved great success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The duo consisted of rapper Robert Ginyard (Rob Base) and DJ Rodney Bryce (DJ E-Z Rock). They are best known for their hit song “It Takes Two,” released in 1988, which has become
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, email@example.com After more than a year of work, Brittany Young, founder of B-360, accepted a $3 million federal investment for the nation’s first dirt bike campus on March 24. “Imagine a space where you can ride indoors, a space [where] you can run outdoors, a commercial kitchen, classrooms [with] homegrown
Local historians highlight the work of the Laurel Cemetery Memorial Project, call for memorial to recognize razed Black cemetery
By Bianca Crawley, Special to the AFRO Baltimore’s historic Laurel Cemetery was once an illustrious, privately owned cemetery. It was held near and dear by members of the Black community, as it was one of the few honorable burial sites where Black people could be laid to peaceful rest in Baltimore. Incorporated in 1852, just
By Deborah Bailey, Contributing Editor Bowie State University’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) now bears the name of internationally renowned singer, Dionne Warwick. In a ceremony this past week, the PAC theatre was formally renamed the Dionne Warwick Performing Arts Theatre. Hundreds gathered in attendance to celebrate with Warwick and the campus, including Gospel Singer, BeBe