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ABC NewsBy DEVIN DWYER and JACQUELINE YOO, ABC News (FAIRFAX, Va.) — The largest and most diverse public university in Virginia is overhauling how it handles issues of race on campus. After a summer of protests and public health crises, George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, is piloting an aggressive anti-racism agenda that school officials […]

It’s the start of another new month, and so it’s time once again to check in on StLJN’s sibling site Heliocentric Worlds, where each day there’s posted a different online music video, drawing on genres including jazz, blues, soul, funk, classic rock, prog rock, experimental, and more. The five most-watched videos added to the site […]

Devonyu/iStockBy OLIVIA EUBANKS, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As the Black Lives Matter movement has picked up momentum around the nation in recent months, companies like Dictionary.com are paying more attention to language use and redefining words that reflect culture, identity and race. “The work of a dictionary is more than just adding new words. […]

STEPHEN MATUREN/AFP via Getty ImagesBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (KENOSHA, Wis.) — Jacob Blake captured the attention of civil rights advocates around the world last week as cellphone video circulated of the 29-year-old man being shot seven times in the back by Wisconsin police in front of his children. Blake’s family said the shooting left […]

KABC-TVBy MARC NATHANSON, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — Protesters gathered in South Los Angeles Monday night after Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a Black man who they say had a handgun and was fighting with them. The shooting occurred Monday afternoon after two deputies pulled over a man who was riding a bicycle […]

narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 850,000 people worldwide. Over 25.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at […]

Ubuntu Music is a relatively new record label, which in its short life has already built a diverse and enviable roster of artists from widely differing creative backgrounds. The label was established by businessman Martin Hummel and renowned trumpeter Quentin Collins. During 2019 together they issued no less than 29 releases and achieved six ‘Album […]

How did all those British rock bands learn to play the blues in the 1960s and why were they so fascinated by the form? What was the unlikely impact of the Yardbirds, the Animals, the Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann, John Mayall, Cream and other British bands introducing white audiences to the blues in the U.S.? […]

iStock/Darwin BrandisBY: HALEY YAMADA, ABC News (LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana) — Less than a week has passed since Hurricane Laura tore through Louisiana, leaving an estimated 180,000 people there without water. Now, Lake Charles residents are waiting more than four hours for basic supplies, which are being handed out by the U.S. military, and desperately trying […]

By Eyal Hareuveni Chicagoan sax player is a busy man during so-called normal times and even more during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. In the last months, he emptied his safe of treasured live recordings, released weekly on his Aerophonic label, while other recent projects are being released by him and other labels. Ballister – Znachki […]


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