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