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Dance, little sister

Coach Dianna Williams and her dedicated Dancing Dolls are about practice, Mississippi pride — and winningBy Karen Good Marable


The Waco horror

What does it mean to share a name with the victim of one of the most infamous lynchings in American history?By Jesse Washington


‘Shaq Diesel’

An oral history of professional sports’ only platinum album.By Keith Murphy


Proud witnesses to history

With Obama’s time in office almost over, a lingering sense of wonder that it even happened.By Michael A. Fletcher


Our place in America

New Smithsonian museum portrays the furious flowering of black history and culture.By Lonnae O’Neal