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Darrell Wallace Jr. to step up to NASCAR's second-tier series

17 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Darrell Wallace Jr., who made history last year by becoming the first African American driver to win in one of NASCAR's top three series in nearly 50 years, is taking a step up in stock car racing's ranks.

New PBS DVD From Henry Louis Gates Jr. Explores African Influence on the Caribbean

Just as the U.S. has announced a resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba, there will now be a way for Americans to learn more about the history of Afro-Cubans and other descendants of Africa across the Caribbean and Latin America. Show More Summary

US Urgently Needs Truth and Reconciliation on Violence Against African Americans

Civil rights expert Fania Davis explains how a Truth and Reconciliation process based on restorative justice offers the best hope in confronting the latest in a long history of violence against black men in the United States.

Sorry, Sen. Rand Paul, You’re No Civil Rights Hero

If you’ve noticed all the construction happening on the National Mall lately, like me, you probably assumed it was for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

‘Argo’ In The Congo

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Fifty years ago, African mercenaries, American pilots, and Cuban CIA contractors attempted one of the largest hostage rescue missions in history.

EBONY To Honor Top 100 Black Influencers Of 2014

Ebony Magazine has a history of celebrating influential African Americans. As usual, the magazine's annual 'Power 100' list of standout figures in the Black community does not disappoint. Fourteen categories from “Cultural Influencers” to “Community Crusaders,” list dynamite game changers who make it impossible to imagine 2014 without. Show More Summary

Republicans made black history on Election Day

The Republican wave that crashed over American politics last night produced two historic firsts. Mia Love became the first African American Republican woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) not only became the first black elected to the Senate from the Palmetto State, but also the first to win statewide […]

Video how Democrat-founded KKK literally hunted and killed Republicans and Africans Americans

The Democrat Party have successfully employed a revisionist history tricking Blacks into thinking Republicans are the racists when the truth is the other way around. It was Democrats who founded

Mapping the New Jim Crow

America's entire history is marked by the state imposing unfreedom on a large swath of the African American population.

Lonnie Bunch reflects on journey to national African American museum

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Like Atlas in ancient Greek mythology, Lonnie Bunch has an immense load to carry as founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is now under construction near the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Lonnie Bunch reflects on journey to national African American museum

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Like Atlas in ancient Greek mythology, Lonnie Bunch has an immense load to carry as founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is now under construction near the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Angela Bassett Traces Roots Back to Slavery

Three well-known African Americans will have their family histories explored on this week’s episode of Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

DuSable Museum chief to retire

Carol Adams, president and CEO of the DuSable Museum of African American History, will retire on Dec. 31, according to an announcement from the museum. Adams joined the institution on Nov. 9, 2009.

7 disturbing facts about the Koch brothers’ civil rights history

A new report reveals the billionaires' union-busting efforts have hurt African American mobility, and so much worse

Professor: Why I tell students to become teachers — even though the profession is under assault

Why, given the continuing assault on the teaching profession, would anyone suggest to young people that they consider becoming teachers? Here’s why, from Mark Naison, a professor of African American Studies and History at Fordham University and director of Fordham’s Urban Studies Program. He is the author of three books and over 100 articles on […]

The Smithsonian's African American History Museum Will Help You Determine If Your Junk Is Culturally Significant

"Save Our African American Treasures" will help you "identify and preserve items of historical and cultural significance" you might have lying around. [ more › ]

Meet Michael Che, the 1st Black Co-Host on SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’

In season 40 of Saturday Night Live, which begins Sept. 27, viewers will witness history when 30-year-old stand-up comedian Michael Che becomes the co-anchor of “Weekend Update,” the first African American to hold the position. Che may be familiar to fans of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, where he had a short run as a correspondent.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum appoints Tracey Enright as Director of Education and Interpretation

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Georgia O?Keeffe Museum announces that Tracey Enright has been appointed to the position of Director of Education and Interpretation. Enright comes to the Museum from the National Museum of African American History and Culture of the Smithsonian Institution. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz's Father: Blacks Need to Be Educated About Democrats; Do Not Understand Minimum Wage Is Bad

Rafael Cruz, father of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, said in a town hall meeting that African Americans need to be educated about the history of Democrats, return to the Republican Party, and learn why minimum wage is bad.

African American History: 1970 to 1979 and the...

This month, I've decided to publish content that features events and people of the 1970s. While conducting research for African-American History Timeline: 1970

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