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Mitt Romney: Trump's 'Shithole' Comments 'Antithetical To American Values'

21 hours agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Mitt Romney has joined the chorus of voices condemning the vulgar remarks that President Donald Trump reportedly made about Haiti and African countries, calling them “inconsistent [with] America’s history and antithetical to American values” in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day tweet.

Smithsonian commemorates 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s final crusade in "City of Hope" exhibition

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Museum of African American History and Culture commemorates the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.?s final human rights crusade in a new exhibition on the ?Poor People?s Campaign,? a multicultural coalition that began in 1968 to end poverty. Show More Summary

First African American Judge Joins Oregon Supreme Court

Congratulations are certainly in order for Justice Adrienne C. Nelson, who, last week, was appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court. Rather surprisingly, throughout the history of the Oregon Supreme Court, there has never been an African American justice before Judge Nelson. In fact, the same holds true for all......

Kanye West visits African American Museum

Hey, isn’t that.?.?. rapper-designer-reality TV star Kanye West, touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Monday? Yeezy (dressed in stylish-tourist mode in a dark hoodie) took in the exhibits alongside his dad, Ray West, and daughter, North. Museum director Lonnie Bunch greeted the party before they went on a tour, a spokeswoman […]

'The Time Is Up!': Oprah Winfrey Makes History Accepting The Cecil B. DeMille Award At The 2018 Golden Globes With An EPIC #MeToo Speech!

Oprah Winfrey has made history once again at the 2018 Golden Globes! The A Wrinkle In Time star is the first African American woman in history to be presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. First up, Reese Witherspoon introduced the icon, describing her truly impressive body of work! Her "outstanding contributions to the world of [...]

Declining black population in SF traces back to Jonestown, speaker says

San Francisco historian John Templeton called a meeting Saturday to discuss African Americans in city policy that became a lively discussion on the black history surrounding the Jonestown massacre. James Taylor, a professor of political...Show More Summary

How Did Louisiana Jazz Make It To That Other L.A.?

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

California was more than a rumor; it was a way to change history. "For African Americans dreaming of opportunity in the early part of 20th century, that lure, the music in California’s new-start promise, was embedded into the consciousness. It burrowed deep. It was the necessary fuel — inspiration — to carry onward beyond known […]

Plant-Based Icons at the U.S. Botanic Garden by Garden Rant

The year-old Museum of African American History and Culture on the grounds of the Washington Monument is still so hard to get tickets for, I’ve only seen the exterior (fabulous!) and the landscape (too new to look like much). But while I’m figuring out how to get inside, at least I got to see the […]

African (Martinican) Revolutionary Writer Frantz Fanon DID NOT Live Long Enough To Witness How THE FRENCH COLONIZER Got Her Groove Back In Modern Day Africa As "The American Containerized Negroes" Were "#WOKE" In A Grand Diversion Scheme

......his concern with what the masses do and say and think, and his belief that it is the masses, and not leaders nor systems, who in the final analysis make and determine history. Adolfo Gilly On Frantz Fanon 1965 " observation...Show More Summary

Roy Moore Ran into Some Alabama History

African American turnout was especially high in the Black Belt, where slave plantations were concentrated in the state.

African American Museum To Digitize Vintage Photos, Videos For Black Families

"We recognize the importance of these vernacular, homemade images, this folk cinema, as an alternate history to the kinds of history that the mass media tells.”

Diaspora Talk: Josef Sorett -- Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics

At the John L.Warfield Center for African American Studies at the University of Texas at Austins, Professor Josef Sorett, Associate Professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Columbia University and Director of the CenterShow More Summary

Painter Ellen Gallagher's tragic sea tales: How African slaves went from human to cargo on the Atlantic

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

In the depths of the ocean, painter Ellen Gallagher finds stories of African American life, death and the harrowing Middle Passage. Gallagher's works explore history, power and race as she examines the watery graves left behind by the slave trade.

Fund set up to preserve African-American historical sites

A new $25 million fund is being set up through the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help ensure that historical sites important to African American history are no longer … Click to Continue »

The Museum That Preserves Not Only Major Stories, But Family Photos As Well

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The National Museum of African American History has a department - the Community Curation Program - that preserves the images Black and African American families have passed down for decades. "Walter Forsberg, a media archivist with the museum, said even the everyday items offer a glance into black culture of the time that often was […]

Lonnie Bunch Looks Back on Year One and the Making of the Smithsonian's Newest Museum

The director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture reflects on what it took to make a dream reality

The Long Road to Civil Rights: 27 Vintage Photos Show Undeniable History of the Civil Rights Movement

Nearly 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans in Southern states still inhabited a starkly unequal world of disenfranchisement, segregation and various forms of oppression, including race-inspired violence. “Jim...Show More Summary

Internet slams ‘multi-leveled white supremacist’ Tucker Carlson’s absurd claim about African Americans and immigration

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday spoke with right-wing provocateur Mark Krikorian about immigration in the United States, with both men deciding that no “policy in American history” has hurt African Americans more. “Has any policy in American history hurt African-Americans more than our...

FACT: America and France Fought Each Other during World War II

Warfare History Network History, Africa Early in the North African campaign, American tankers battled the Vichy French. Lucian Truscott needed a cigarette. The 47-year-old brigadier general was having the worst night of his life. Earlier...Show More Summary

U.S. Sent Immediate Aid To Somalia, But Americans Call For More Help To U.S. Citizens — Including Puerto Rico

The U.S. sent a military plane with supplies less than three days after the deadliest attack in the African country’s history, but many Americans believe the country should help its citizens more, including Puerto Rico.

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