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One Last Photo Before You Lapse Into a Turkey Daze 

Via the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture, here’s a family settling into Thanksgiving dinner in 1950. Read more...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Baltimore's Lewis Museum Turns 10 and Looks Ahead in the Aftermath of Protests

This year has been one of change, challenges and progress for Baltimore's Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. In 2014, the museum's former chief curator, Michelle Joan Wilkinson left to become a curator at the forthcoming Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture. Show More Summary

Photos: A Year From Opening, The Exterior Of The African American History Museum Is Complete

  The museum that will one day trace the milestones of African American history and culture reaches its own landmark. [ more › ]

The Bitter and the Sublime: Deb Willis on African American History Through Photographs

'Deborah Willis, chair of Tisch's Photography & Imaging Department and a leading scholar of African American photography, has devoted her career to questions of black representation through images. In this video, Willis—recipient ofShow More Summary

National Museum of African American History & Culture Loops Black Panther Film on Outer Exterior

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opens its doors on the National Mall in Washington next year, but the museum's structure proved to be a fine canvas for their first exhibit, which was a looped screening of Stanley Nelson's The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution projected on two sides of the museum's outer exterior -- +CBS This Morning

It All Falls Down

"Said it's the misery of inequity/ Said it's the history of inequity/ When it all, it all falls down..." - Lauryn Hill, "The Mystery of Inequity," 2002. 112 years ago, W. E. B. Du Bois, the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from...Show More Summary

A Black History Museum Introduces Itself on the National Mall

The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington kicked off a countdown to its opening with three days of festivities.

New museum turns walls into a movie screen

The African American History Museum won't open for another year, but a high-tech projection turned it into a movie screen for a few days.

Congratulations!!! ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Is Now The Highest-Grossing Movie By A Black Director In Film History

Straight Outta Compton Becomes Highest Grossest Film By Black Director NWA biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ has become the highest grossest movie by an African American director after surpassing the $160 million mark recently according to Business Insider reports: “Straight Outta

D.C. Veterans Invited To Share Stories At Library of Congress

The Veterans History Project is looking for stories from D.C. area veterans—especially African Americans. [ more › ]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Defamed, Ridiculed And Robbed Jerry Heller, And He’s Got The $110 Million Lawsuit To Prove It

Straight Outta Compton might have been a big hit at the box office, making history as the highest grossing film directed by an African American director, according to CinemaBlend(), but the producers and director of the movie have made one formidable enemy. Show More Summary

African American Museum to use five-story exterior to screen 3-D video

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will project a 3-D video on its façade Nov. 16-18. The event, “Commemorate and Celebrate Freedom,” also launches the year-long countdown to the museum’s opening next fall. Construction on the $540 million, 400,000-square-foot museum on the Mall began in February of 2012. The seven-minute video […]

The African American History Museum Will Become The Canvas For A Temporary Video Installation

A three-night event will celebrate the construction of the building's exterior, one year ahead of the museum's planned opening. [ more › ]

Think You Can't Research Your African American Family History? Think Again

The Ancestry team recently returned from the Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Orlando, Florida, where they had a fantastic time watching people's excitement as they saw family names they recognized -- or maybe had never seen -- appear on U.S. Show More Summary

Obama's Support for Black Lives Matter drives the Wingnuts Batty, again...

Apparently when President Obama came out this week and endorsed the core message of Black Lives Matter by stating that... “The African American community’s not just making this up,” Obama said. "It’s real, and there’s a history behind it, and we have to take it seriously," he went on to say. Show More Summary

The Hidden Psychedelic History of Martial Arts

Kilindi Iyi shares his knowledge of magic and martial arts. Kilindi Iyi towers above the other speakers at the psychedelic conferences he attends around the world. One of the most renowned African Americans in the psychedelic field,Show More Summary

Why the GOP Is Going to Lose the Asian American Vote Again... And Why It Matters

In 2012, 93% of African Americans, 71% of Latinos and 73% of Asian Americans voted to re-elect President Obama. That Asian Americans voted in higher numbers for the Democratic Party in 2012 than any other point in history should have sounded a major alarm to Republican candidates. Show More Summary

Black Family Reclaims History From Sons of Confederate Veterans

This is an encouraging story. Over the past twenty years the Sons of Confederate Veterans has distorted the stories of African Americans who worked as…

History in the Making: Million Man March 20th Anniversary Images

Thousands of African Americans gathered Saturday at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March amid calls for reforms to the flawed criminal justice system, and changes within the Black community itself to help stem the tide of violence.

Texas Textbook Calls Slaves 'Workers'

A Texas history textbook used in high schools referred to Africans brought to American plantations between the 1500s and 1800s as "workers" rather than slaves and on another page referred to Europeans coming to America as "indentured servants" but did not describe Africans the same way. Show More Summary

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