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African American Museum | Philadelphia, PA

Credit: Beyond My Ken, Creative Commons License Opened during the 1976 Bicentennial celebrations, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is notable as the first museum funded and built by a municipality to help preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans.The AAMP is located in the City’s historic district, right on the corner […]

Young talent aiming for the record

This Awesome 16-Year-Old Wants To Be The Youngest African American Chess GrandmasterPosted: 12/19/2014 11:01 am EST Updated: 1 hour agoNico Pitney Senior Editor, The Huffington PostThere were plenty of signs that 16-year-old Joshua Colas...Show More Summary

This Awesome 16-Year-Old Wants To Be The Youngest African American Chess Grandmaster

There were plenty of signs that 16-year-old Joshua Colas was a chess prodigy. "He told me one day, 'Daddy, I can play you blindfolded,'" his father Guy Colas recounted to The Huffington Post. "And I said, 'You sure? I've never seen you...Show More Summary

This Awesome 16-Year-Old Wants To Be The Youngest African American Chess Grandmaster

There were plenty of signs that 16-year-old Joshua Colas was a chess prodigy. "He told me one day, 'Daddy, I can play you blindfolded,'" his father Guy Colas recounted to The Huffington Post. "And I said, 'You sure? I've never seen you...Show More Summary

#SororitySisters Backlash Continues! NPHC Issues Statement Against ‘Sorority Sisters’ + VH1 Stands By The Show…

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative organization of nine historically African American, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. Often referred to as ‘The Divine 9,’ the NPHC consists of Kappa...Show More Summary

How Norman Rockwell Might Have Depicted LGBT Families

A new campaign from Tylenol brings an iconic Norman Rockwell painting to life with more diverse depictions of family — including an Asian family, an African American family, and a family with lesbian mothers. — Few would associate the...Show More Summary

"I believe that the international motion picture audience is racist — in general pictures with an African American lead don’t play well overseas."

"But Sony sometimes seems to disregard that a picture must work well internationally to both maximize returns and reduce risk, especially pics with decent size budgets."From the leaked Sony email, the remarks of an unnamed producer.Show More Summary

Treasury Department Wants More Contract Bids from Black and Hispanic Business Owners

The U.S. Department of Treasury does about $7 billion worth of business with outside contractors every year, and they recently released an online publication that encourages and educates African American, Hispanic, small and female business owners on how they can get in on the action and pitch their services to the Treasury Department as well.

Fifteen African American artists open exhibition at Philip Slein Gallery in St. Louis

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Now! Vibrant Traditions with an Unexpected Edge brings together 15 St. Louis African American artists at the Philip Slein Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri. Now! Vibrant Traditions opens December 19, 2014 and will be on view through January 24, 2015. Show More Summary

Four new dog breeds added to American Kennel Club

The American Kennel Club has recognized four more dog breeds, including a Spanish fishing dog and a South African guard dog.

Why Is the FBI Still Chasing Black Panther Assata Shakur?

Image via New Jersey Department of Corrections Activist Assata Shakur is lying low. Somewhere in Cuba, the 67-year-old African American—born JoAnne Chesimard—is still hiding out, 40 years after she was branded a fugitive. Shakur wasShow More Summary

Rev. Al Sharpton Meet With Sony's Amy Pascal ... All Talk ... Let's See Some Action

Al Sharpton is willing to give Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal a chance to prove she'll do the right thing for African Americans, but he says, "The proof is in the pudding and you don't know until you eat it."Sharpton tells TMZ he met with Pascal for…

Darrell Wallace Jr. to step up to NASCAR's second-tier series

Darrell Wallace Jr., who made history last year by becoming the first African American driver to win in one of NASCAR's top three series in nearly 50 years, is taking a step up in stock car racing's ranks.

Bill O'Reilly's Advice To Blacks: Wear 'Don't Get Pregnant At 14' T-shirts

Bill O'Reilly's attacks on black teenage girls has been well documented here and Wednesday night he continued his assault on African American girls when he told Martin Luther King III, that if blacks want to succeed in life and helpShow More Summary

Dear Bossip: I Have To Go To Court Because She Thinks I Want Her Man

Dear Bossip, I’m a 27 year old African American elementary teacher with a 2 year old daughter. I’m not with her father anymore because he was a miserable person to be with. Anyway, the issue I’m having is that

The Museum of Modern Art announces an exhibition of Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series

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The Museum of Modern Art marks the centennial of the beginning of the Great Migration, the multi-decade mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North from April 3 through September 7, 2015. Show More Summary

BET veteran Stephen Hill promoted to president of programming

BET Networks have named BET veteran Stephen Hill as its president of programming, signifying an apparent change in leadership strategy for the cable network that targets African Americans.

BET veteran Stephen Hill promoted to president of programming

BET Networks have named BET veteran Stephen Hill as its president of programming, signifying an apparent change in leadership strategy for the cable network that targets African Americans.

New PBS DVD From Henry Louis Gates Jr. Explores African Influence on the Caribbean

Just as the U.S. has announced a resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba, there will now be a way for Americans to learn more about the history of Afro-Cubans and other descendants of Africa across the Caribbean and Latin America. Show More Summary

Race Relations: Forgetting Ferguson, Remembering 1967, Contemplating the Future

Since the shooting and killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson by a police officer and other tragic incidents between African Americans and police in face-to-face encounters and the subsequent protests, a national dialogue on race relations has begun once again. It is definitely necessary. Show More Summary

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