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What to Look For In Dueling Autopsies of Michael Brown

2 days agoNews : 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

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

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

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

2 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 ?

How Karyn Parsons Is Telling Black History’s Untold Stories

Does the name Janet Collins ring a bell to you? Hint: She’s African American and a ballerina.

Classic African American Songsters from Smithsonian Folkways

2 months agoMusic / Country : Twangville

It’s often said that those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.  The implication is this is a bad thing.  It may be in many settings, but in music it’s more the case that those who know history love to repeat it.  Shortly after World War II there was a concerted effort to […]

I won’t come back to the ER for glasses again

He was a 24-year-old African American man with no history of medical or eye problems.   On an ordinary Thursday evening at 8 p.m., he arrived into the emergency department complaining of a sudden loss of vision in both eyes. “He couldn’t see a thing on our chart.  Vitals are fine, pupils are equal and reactive, […]

A long-hidden mural is revealed, along with a piece of UCLA history

As an undergraduate at UCLA in the 1970s, Helen Singleton often visited the student union building to see a mural she and six other students painted on a wall as a tribute to African American history.

At What Age Can We Introduce Children to Honest History?

Teaching American history to children presents a number of challenges. For any progressive student or observer of history, it is well known that the United States has had a mixed record in its treatment of Native Americans, African Americans, women and other groups, including some especially cruel treatment. Show More Summary

The Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership Is Landing at the Smithsonian

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A replica of the 1970s Mothership will be displayed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. It'll be located at museum's Musical Crossroads gallery and displayed with music and concert footage of the Mothership on stage. As if we needed more of a reason to to D.C.'s museums. Read more...

Parliament Funkadelic Mothership soon to be on display at Smithsonian

3 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

The Mothership made famous in George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic golden years will soon be available for viewing at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. Read the rest

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