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Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith bring some laughter during African American museum opening ceremony

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey and actor Will Smith came together on stage to deliver remarks at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 24. Winfrey gave $20 million dollars to the museum, making her the single biggest donor.

Obama on African American museum: 'Helps to tell a richer, fuller story of who we are.'

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, President Obama said the museum helps to "better understand the lives of the president, but also the slave."

Mariners Suspend Catcher Steve Clevenger Without Pay for Black Lives Matter Tweets

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger is suspended for the rest of the season without pay. alens/shutterstock Seattle Times: The Mariners have suspended catcher Steve Clevenger without pay for the remainder of the...Show More Summary

Hard Rock Stadium Offers Grown's Organic Fare, Local Craft Beer, and Wynwood Street Art

When the Miami Dolphins take to the field this Sunday at their newly anointed Hard Rock Stadium, their focus will be on defeating the 0-2 Cleveland Browns. Football fans, however, will find many new things to see, do, and taste at this newly renovated home of the 'Fins. President and...

U.S. Attorney's Office Subpoenas Anthony Weiner's Cell Phone Records

Prosecutors at the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara have subpoenaed records pertaining to Anthony Weiner's cell phone, following allegations that he sexted with a 15-year-old girl. [ more › ]

Scalpers sell free tickets to new African American museum

Scalpers posted ads trying to sell their free tickets to the National Museum of African American History and Culture for more than $100 ahead of its opening on Sept. 24. Free passes aren't available for the new museum for weeks.

Actor Bill Nunn (Radio Raheem) Dead at 63 + Spike Lee Sends Online Tribute…

Sad news today.  Actor Bill Nunn has passed away at the age of 63. The actor was best known for playing the role of Radio Raheem in the Spike Lee movie ‘Do The Right Thing,’ but he’s appeared cult classics like ‘New Jack City’ and dozens of films and tv programs, he also appeared in […] Straight From The A [SFTA] - Atlanta Entertainment Industry Gossip & News

ICYMI: Let's Go Metro And Drink Beers

31 minutes agoUnited States / Los Angeles : LAist

Plus, the story behind Anthony Bourdain & Obama's meal in Vietnam, a guide to watching every Denzel Washington movie, and more end-of-day links. [ more › ]

Golden Gate Bridge Officials Ask for More Time to Fund Suicide Barrier

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District wants more time to come up with the funding for a long-discussed suicide prevention barrier.

Watch Lindy West, Tracy Rector, Barbara Earl Thomas, Emily Chisholm, and Erik Blood Win 2016 Stranger Genius Awards

53 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Christopher Frizzelle Last night at the Moore Theatre was the 14th annual Stranger Genius Awards, and five Seattle artists left the building with $5,000 each, no strings attached. We'll have party pics on Slog in the morning, but for now, here are all the winners' acceptance speeches. Show More Summary

SF launches program to compost dog poop

San Francisco has a lot of dogs — about 120,000 — and that means 32 million pounds of puppy poop produced each year, with the vast majority of it going into the landfill. “We tried to start this dog waste collection initiative at Duboce...Show More Summary

SF’s Folsom Street Fair lives up to its leather-clad reputation

In the city to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, the couple from Massachusetts sporting T-shirts and shorts stuck out like a big, straight thumb amidst the hundreds of thousands of nude or near-naked passersby who hung leather...Show More Summary

This Should Get All the Genius Awards

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage A video posted by StreetArtGlobe (@streetartglobe) on Sep 24, 2016 at 7:20am PDT [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Two people shot, another injured at apartment complex near Cal State Northridge

Two people were shot and another injured early Sunday at an apartment complex across the street from Cal State Northridge, Los Angeles police said. A caller reported hearing three shots fired about 8 a.m. at the complex near the intersection of Zelzah Avenue and Lassen Street, said Officer Norma...

Under pressure from union, L.A. County makes it easier for probation workers with discipline problems to get promotions

More than 50 employees working inside Los Angeles County’s juvenile lockups received promotions despite a history of disciplinary problems or criminal arrests under a deal county leaders quietly cut earlier this year. The workers had previously been denied promotion for actions ranging from mistreatment...

Teachers travel abroad to bring lessons back home

Two D.C. teachers are part of a select group who will travel to other countries to enrich their teaching methods under the Fulbright program.

Metro chairman Evans: Board is so unwieldy that we ought to scrap it altogether

Divided loyalties hamper the board, but resistance to change blocks reform efforts.

Extra, Extra: NY Times Explains Why Donald Trump Should Not Be President

Because you want to see a humongous anaconda, check out today's end-of-day links: Bon Iver criticizes Beyonce, government lawyers don't understand the Internet, Manhattan shower lawsuit, Ted Cruz on Trump decision, and dog tantrums. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. Show More Summary

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