Oakland Collective SOL Development Preserves The ‘The SOL Of Black Folk’

The members of SOL Development (Left to right): Brittany Tanner, Felicia Gangloff-Bailey, Karega Bailey and Lauren Adams.

Members of the West Coast jazz and hip-hip group discuss SOL Development’s debut album and the role music plays in community activism.

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Nat King Cole Still Remains ‘One Of The Great Gifts Of Nature’ 100 Years Later

Nat King Cole plays with his jazz orchestra on the stage of The Apollo Theater, in Harlem, N.Y. in the 1950s.

The jazz legend and barrier breaker was born on March 17, 1919 in Montgomery, Ala.

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