People of a certain age will know that before Kenan Thompson became the longest-serving African American cast member in Saturday Night Live history, he was simply one half of the Nickelodeon show Kenan & Kel. Seeing Kenan Thompson reunite...Show More Summary
The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) will induct Julius Rosenwald, the late CEO of Sears, Roebuck and Co. whose philanthropy transformed education for African Americans, into their Only In America/Hall of Fame at a gala in New York on June 1, 2016. Show More Summary
Stepping out of a dingy motel office shielded by security bars, Lily Ho held up a faded and torn photograph. It showed the building shortly after it opened south of downtown Los Angeles in 1947. Back then, the Hayes Motel was sleek, modern and clean. The one Ho stood outside of this spring is a...
On a choice spot overlooking Washington's most stately monuments, a new museum swathed in bronze will showcase the tragedy and triumph of black America. The National Museum of African American History and Culture, 100 years in the making...Show More Summary
Race can be a polarizing topic in a lot of ways, but curators at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) are expecting the new National Mall addition to bring people together.
A Smithsonian more than 100 years in the making, it will tell stories of "incredible triumph, but also tragedy." [ more › ]
EXCLUSIVE: New Line has acquired Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, and has set Remember the Titans scribe Gregory Allen Howard to adapt the biography of Misty Copeland. She made history by becoming the first African American soloist dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Show More Summary
AFRICAN HISTORY IS REAL AFRICANA STUDIES IS AN AMERICAN MADE PROGRESSIVE FUNDAMENTALIST POLITICAL TOOL THAT FUNCTIONS TO KEEP THE "COLONIZED AMERICANIZED SO-CALLED NEGRO" IGNORANT ABOUT ANY AFRICAN CURRENT AFFAIRS THAT MIGHT CAUSE THEM...Show More Summary
When you have as much star power and influence as Denzel and Pauletta Washington, and it's put to good use, amazing things happen. While Barack Obama was giving his final speech at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner,...Show More Summary
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is set to open in September 2016, and in honor of its grand opening, the museum wishes to honor the memory of Tamir Rice, by preserving the gazebo where he was fatally...Show More Summary
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is in talks with Black Lives Matter members and the city of Cleveland to determine how to preserve the gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by police in 2014.
Denzel and Pauletta Washington opened their Los Angeles home Saturday to supporters of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and helped the Smithsonian museum to beat its goal of raising $10 million. Quincy Jones and Earvin “Magic” Johnson were among the boldfaced names at the event celebrating the museum, the newest Smithsonian […]
“Harmony Grove [Cemetery] is our signature project, and it speaks to the duality of the community’s history,” says Erica Danylchak, Buckhead Heritage’s executive director. Since that early discovery, the group has spent considerable time researching the little-known black history of Atlanta’s whitest neighborhood.
I use the individual-level records from my own family in rural Mississippi to estimate the agricultural productivity of African Americans in manual cotton picking nearly a century after Emancipation, 1952-1965. That is from Trevon Logan’s...Show More Summary
For now, at least, Broadway is way ahead of Hollywood on diversity. This season alone, people of color are reclaiming American history, exposing atrocities of African wartime, and breathing new life into a cornerstone of Black American fiction. But t… Read The post Audra McDonald Opens in Star-Packed Musical ‘Shuffle Along’ on Broadway: REVIEW appeared first on Towleroad.
The heartland is coming to Washington, and with it a forgotten chapter of American history. Officials from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will be in Lyles Station, Indiana tomorrow for a ceremonial digging of the soil of Greer Farm, where African Americans have worked the land for generations. Together with […]
When I was seventeen, I traveled through the deep south with a group of African American and Jewish teens from the D.C. area to engage with the history of the Civil Rights movement. During our visits to Black churches, we learned that the story of Exodus was and is still a huge part of Southern Black culture. Show More Summary
Oprah Winfrey was an early supporter of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, but her Hollywood colleagues have been largely absent on the list of founding donors. That could change this weekend. Actor Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta are hosting a fundraising event Saturday in their California home for the newest […]
Kathleen Parker thinks Bernie Sanders has been awfully rude to black people: African Americans in the South can’t get a break when it comes to voting, as history can’t deny. After all they’ve endured through slavery, Jim Crow and the...Show More Summary