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Contemporary Black Artists Are Redefining the Portraiture in a Show at CAAM

With "Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture," the California African American Museum presents a show that is at once completely contemporary and steeped in history. Portraiture evolved from immortalizing the rich and famous to more egalitarian subjects. It's meant to represent the essence of a subject — a gesture,...

Google virtual exhibition features fashion collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Museum of African American History and Culture has joined more than 180 cultural institutions from New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, São Paulo and around the world for the ?We Wear Culture? project presented by the Google Cultural Institute. Show More Summary

It’s the Slingshot, Not the Nuke, That’s the Bigger Danger?

For most of American educational history, government massively discriminated against African Americans, first with some states prohibiting any education for them, and long after that districts maintaining de jure, and to this day de facto, segregated schools. Show More Summary

The Last Country to End Slavery in America is Getting A World Heritage Site To Remind Mankind Of Its Brutal History

The Valongo Wharf was described as "the most important physical trace of the arrival of African slaves on the American continent."

Chance the Rapper Donating Grammy to Chicago African American History

He’s giving the DuSable his Best Rap Album award—one of three trophies he got at the 2016 Grammys

An Artist Uncovers Asheville’s Hidden African American History

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

DeWayne Barton founded Hood Huggers to tell the stories of Asheville's black community, which has been and continues to be displaced. The post An Artist Uncovers Asheville’s Hidden African American History appeared first on Hyperallergic.

'The House on Coco Road' is a compelling take on an African American family's odyssey

“The House on Coco Road” is the story of director Damani Baker’s family, particularly his mother, Fannie Haughton, and her remarkable life, reflective of the troubled history of race in America. Descended from Louisiana sharecroppers (the title refers to that home), and the product of the Great...

4 Enduring Myths About American Slavery

An urgent history lesson on the 152nd anniversary of Juneteenth. People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. Show More Summary

African-American History Museum Sued for Censoring Pro-Life Display

Two African American pro-life leaders filed a lawsuit Friday against the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., alleging that it violated their rights to freedom of speech and religious liberty. The lawsuit stems from an incident on Feb. 1 when the Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr. and Jacqueline Hawkins, two […]

‘Hey boy, you want to go see a hangin’?’: A lynching from a white Southerner’s view

News of the noose found in one of the galleries of the National Museum of African American History and Culture was a gut punch. For many African Americans, the act of hate itself, and specifically where it was done, was deeply personal. It was akin to finding out something bad happened to a dear friend […]

The So-Called 'Uptick In Hate' Is Fundamentally American

The killing of Richard W. Collins III. A noose cryptically left in an exhibit at the National Museum of African American History. “Ner” spray-painted in big black letters on the home of one of the country’s greatest black athletes. Two...Show More Summary

WaPo Writer: African-American Museum Should Keep Noose in Exhibit

Tourists found a noose at National Museum of African American History and Culture on Wednesday, the second discovered this week, leading the museum to close off the section for almost three hours before deeming the area safe.

LeBron James: Being Black in America Is Tough

2 months agoNews : The Cutline

The basketball star spoke out Wednesday on race relations in the US after his home was vandalized with a racial slur. His comments come the same week that a noose was found inside the museum of African American history.

'The Carmichael Show' Star Calls for Retaliation to Noose at African American History Museum (VIDEO)

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

'Carmichael Show' star Tiffany Haddish is putting hate mongers on notice... keep leaving nooses at museums, and there will be consequences.  We got Tiffany at LAX Thursday and asked about the 2 noose incidents -- one was inside the…

Noose found at African American museum in Washington

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Police in the US capital on Thursday were investigating the discovery of a noose in an exhibit on racial segregation at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The grim find on Wednesday of the looped rope -- seen...Show More Summary

Hate on display in new string of high-profile crimes

2 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

NBA icon LeBron James' L.A. home was targeted and someone left a noose at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Nooses Showing Up More in Hate Incidents Around Country

2 months agoHumor / odd : Snopes

Secretary David Skorton said in a statement that a noose was found on 31 May 2017 at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History.

Noose Found on Floor of Exhibit at African American History Museum

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

This is the second noose in the past week that’s been found on Smithsonian grounds.

In Response To Noose, Smithsonian Employees Gather Outside Of African American History Museum

The noose was found on Wednesday inside of the museum's segregation exhibit, the second on the Mall in a week. [ more › ]

Hate Crimes Are All Around U.S.: Where Is Trump?

His silence is deafening. On Wednesday, a noose was found at an exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Visitors to the museum alerted staffers and park police shut down the exhibit, which focused on segregation, for three hours while the noose was removed and the event investigated. Show More Summary

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