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Watch Kenan And Kel Reunite, Bond Over Jurassic Park Tickets

People of a certain age will know that before Kenan Thompson became the longest-serving African American cast member in Saturday Night Live history, he was simply one half of the Nickelodeon show Kenan & Kel. Seeing Kenan Thompson reunite...Show More Summary

Jewish Museum Honors Rosenwald and Other Educational Philanthropists

The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) will induct Julius Rosenwald, the late CEO of Sears, Roebuck and Co. whose philanthropy transformed education for African Americans, into their Only In America/Hall of Fame at a gala in New York on June 1, 2016. Show More Summary

Vintage sites considered important in L.A.'s African American history could receive special protection

Stepping out of a dingy motel office shielded by security bars, Lily Ho held up a faded and torn photograph. It showed the building shortly after it opened south of downtown Los Angeles in 1947. Back then, the Hayes Motel was sleek, modern and clean. The one Ho stood outside of this spring is a...

Smithsonian African-American history museum to fill void in downtown Washington

last weekArts : Artdaily

On a choice spot overlooking Washington's most stately monuments, a new museum swathed in bronze will showcase the tragedy and triumph of black America. The National Museum of African American History and Culture, 100 years in the making...Show More Summary

A First Look At the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Race can be a polarizing topic in a lot of ways, but curators at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) are expecting the new National Mall addition to bring people together.

Photos: The African American History And Culture Museum Is Simply Stunning

A Smithsonian more than 100 years in the making, it will tell stories of "incredible triumph, but also tragedy." [ more › ]

Ballerina Misty Copeland’s Life Story To Big Screen; New Line Sets ‘Remember The Titans’ Scribe Gregory Allen Howard

EXCLUSIVE: New Line has acquired Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, and has set Remember the Titans scribe Gregory Allen Howard to adapt the biography of Misty Copeland. She made history by becoming the first African American soloist dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Show More Summary

FRAUD AND HOKUM'S JOURNAL: During Graduation Season Various "Africana Studies Professors" Voice Their Greatest Fears About How Their Graduates May Start To Relate To Clarence Thomas


Denzel Washington Event Raises $17,000,000 for Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture 

When you have as much star power and influence as Denzel and Pauletta Washington, and it's put to good use, amazing things happen. While Barack Obama was giving his final speech at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner,...Show More Summary

The Smithsonian Seeks To Preserve The Gazebo Where Tamir Rice Was Killed

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is set to open in September 2016, and in honor of its grand opening, the museum wishes to honor the memory of Tamir Rice, by preserving the gazebo where he was fatally...Show More Summary

Smithsonian Museum Looks to Preserve Cleveland Gazebo Where Tamir Rice Was Fatally Shot

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is in talks with Black Lives Matter members and the city of Cleveland to determine how to preserve the gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by police in 2014.

Hollywood party brings more than $10 million to African American museum

Denzel and Pauletta Washington opened their Los Angeles home Saturday to supporters of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and helped the Smithsonian museum to beat its goal of raising $10 million. Quincy Jones and Earvin “Magic” Johnson were among the boldfaced names at the event celebrating the museum, the newest Smithsonian […]

The lost communities: A preservation group unearths Buckhead’s African American history

“Harmony Grove [Cemetery] is our signature project, and it speaks to the duality of the community’s history,” says Erica Danylchak, Buckhead Heritage’s executive director. Since that early discovery, the group has spent considerable time researching the little-known black history of Atlanta’s whitest neighborhood.

Black lives matter, economic history edition

I use the individual-level records from my own family in rural Mississippi to estimate the agricultural productivity of African Americans in manual cotton picking nearly a century after Emancipation, 1952-1965. That is from Trevon Logan’s...Show More Summary

Audra McDonald Opens in Star-Packed Musical ‘Shuffle Along’ on Broadway: REVIEW

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For now, at least, Broadway is way ahead of Hollywood on diversity. This season alone, people of color are reclaiming American history, exposing atrocities of African wartime, and breathing new life into a cornerstone of Black American fiction. But t… Read The post Audra McDonald Opens in Star-Packed Musical ‘Shuffle Along’ on Broadway: REVIEW appeared first on Towleroad.

African American museum visits American heartland to unearth story of free black farmers in the early 19th century

The heartland is coming to Washington, and with it a forgotten chapter of American history. Officials from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will be in Lyles Station, Indiana tomorrow for a ceremonial digging of the soil of Greer Farm, where African Americans have worked the land for generations. Together with […]

This Passover We Call for Freedom and Dignity for All

When I was seventeen, I traveled through the deep south with a group of African American and Jewish teens from the D.C. area to engage with the history of the Civil Rights movement. During our visits to Black churches, we learned that the story of Exodus was and is still a huge part of Southern Black culture. Show More Summary

Denzel and Pauletta Washington to host fundraiser for African American museum

Oprah Winfrey was an early supporter of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, but her Hollywood colleagues have been largely absent on the list of founding donors. That could change this weekend. Actor Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta are hosting a fundraising event Saturday in their California home for the newest […]

Kathleen Parker Is Awfully Solicitous Of Black People's Feelings All Of A Sudden

Kathleen Parker thinks Bernie Sanders has been awfully rude to black people: African Americans in the South can’t get a break when it comes to voting, as history can’t deny. After all they’ve endured through slavery, Jim Crow and the...Show More Summary

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