The composer and longtime member of the famed a cappella group talks about collaborating with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, taking on controversial material and why black music is in a fragile state today.
In the centennial year of her birth, The Root took a look at the long and varied career of one of jazz's unsung female piano virtuosos. We're unearthing it from our archives for Women's History Month 2011.
The Root gets to the bottom of the frequently repeated statement that half of all Americans don't pay income taxes. After you read our explanation, ask yourself: Are they freeloaders or hard-working folks who deserve a break?