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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

last weekArts : 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

Round-Up: Did art solve a murder? Plus a 2,600-year-old city

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Archaeologists furiously excavate a millennia-old city before it becomes a copper mine, iPad tortoises are retired, a new doc looks at the history of African American photography and there is a drought, but it appears as though the rich have been unaffected. This and more in today's Round-Up:

Are African Americans Being Recruited by ISIS?

Considering the social conflict between cops and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, the terrorist group commonly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is using the strategic moment in American history to recruit African-Americans to join the Islamic State's jihadist movement. The terrorist are using social media strategy to reach out to blacks.

One for the Books: Bibliophiles Rejoice! New & Improved Libraries Are on the Way!

The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History has closed, but it's only temporary. For now, the collections and staff have been moved to the Central Library at Margaret Mitchell Square while their 56,000-square-foot permanent home...

What to Look For In Dueling Autopsies of Michael Brown

last monthNews : Truthdig

In the next few weeks, separate teams of doctors will issue autopsy reports about Michael Brown, the unarmed African American shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. If history is any guide, they will differ, perhaps significantly, on how to interpret the gunshot wounds on his body.

Rainier Station 60% Design Open House

On Thursday night Sound Transit hosted the last 60% design open house for East Link at the African American History Museum. The event was well attended with an estimated 50 people seated for the presentation. The presentation included comments by the project managers Tia Raamot & Cynthia Padilla, project consultant architect David Hewitt, STart program […]

Keke Palmer Makes History On Broadway As The First African American Cinderella!

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

Out with Carly Rae Jepsen and in with Keke Palmer! This girl is makin' moves, y'all! Not only did the former True Jackson, VP star become the youngest person to have their own talk show, she's about to become the first African American to be Cinderella on Broadway! The producers of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella announced that Keke [...]

Altria Group donates $1 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The National Museum of African American History and Culture announced July 30 that Altria Group has given $1 million to support the capital campaign of the new museum. The gift will be used to help complete construction of the Smithsonian?s 19th museum. Show More Summary

Race Matters: Hidden Colors Filmmaker Tariq Nasheed Says Eric Garner’s Death Was A Lynching – “This Is Jim Crow 2.0?

Do you think we’ve spiraled into a modern Jim Crow era? Tariq Nasheed is well-known for his Hidden Colors documentary series, exploring African American history and racism. Nasheed shared his thoughts with HuffingtonPost: On the inspiration behing “Hidden Colors

‘The Soul of Philanthropy’ Exhibit to Showcase African American Giving

JCSU and Charlotte giving circle receive IMLS Museum Grant for African American History and CultureCHARLOTTE, NC—Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) has received a $96,665 grant award from the Institute of Library and Museum ServicesShow More Summary

Hip-hop producer J Dilla's beat-making gear headed to Smithsonian

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Last week, the Smithsonian announced two of J Dilla's production tools would be displayed at the upcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture. Thanks to a donation from his mother (pictured above), the influentia...

J Dilla’s MPC Is Going Into The Smithsonian

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

At the 9th annual DC Loves Dilla Concert last night, a big announcement came during the tribute to the late and sorely missed hip-hop producer. The Smithsonian is currently building its Museum Of African American History, and it will include Dilla’s MPC and his custom-made Moog synthesizer (one of the last Moog synths that Dr. [...]

J Dilla’s MPC Included in Smithsonian Exhibit

2 months agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

Well this is pretty cool. Dilla’s MPC and custom made Moog synthesizer will be added to the collection at the Smithsonian Institute’s soon to launch Museum Of African American History And Culture. Above you can watch an announcement about the exhibit by Dilla’s mom, Ma Dukes Yancey, and a representative from the Institute at the […]

Ford to Donate $1,000,000 to Smithsonian’s African-American History and Culture Museum

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture received a major show of support from the Ford Motor Co. on July 4.

Emmy Record: 11 Black Actors & Actresses Nominated Across All Categories

Last year Kerry Washington made Emmy history as the first African American actress in almost two decades to score a lead actress nom since Cicely Tyson in 1995?s Sweet Justice.  Not only did Washington earn another nod in the category...Show More Summary

Opie & Anthony Host Has a Long History of Racism

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Last night, Anthony Cumia, host of SirusXM's The Opie & Show, went on an angry, bitter, violent, racist rant on Twitter for hours. At one point he literally said about African Americans: "They are not people." But anybody who is at all familiar with Cumia wasn't the least bit surprised by his vitriol. Read more...

African American Woman Becomes First Four-Star Admiral in the U.S. Navy

For the first time in our history, the U.S. Navy promoted a woman to become a four-star admiral, and that women happened to also be African American. Adm. Michelle J. Howard was promoted to her new rank on Tuesday during the Women in Military Service for America Memorial that took place at Arlington National Cemetery. Keep Reading ?

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