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PETA Shares Its Message at Opening of African American History Museum

Attendees were asked to consider that peace and nonviolence actually begin on our plates. The post PETA Shares Its Message at Opening of African American History Museum appeared first on PETA.

U.N. Panel Says the U.S. Owes Black People Reparations

Colonial history, a legacy of enslavement, and segregation are among the chief reasons reparations are owed to African Americans, according to a report put out by a U.N. group. The United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, which reports to the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights, presented its finding to […]

Former President George W. Bush Taps President Barack Obama For Help With a Cellphone Camera

6 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

While attending the historic opening of the National Museum of African American Culture and History in Washington D.C., former President George W. Bush needed a bit of assistance with the cellphone he was given to snap a picture. Luckily, President Obama was nearby and very happy to help out when tapped to do so. When […]

United Nations: US owes blacks reparations over slavery and ‘racial terrorism’

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The United States should give African Americans reparations for slavery, UN experts said Tuesday, warning that the country had not yet confronted its legacy of “racial terrorism.” Amid a presidential election campaign in which racial rhetoric has played a central role, the UN working...

The African American Museum Is Finally Open. Now What?

9 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The new museum opens with all the usual tensions already in place. Among its major donors are banks that played a brutal role in predatory loan scandals that targeted African American communities as well as companies that manufacture the cigarettes, food and soft drinks that play such a big part in the plague of diabetes […]

U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel

10 hours agoNews : BlogPost

The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations' Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body that reports to the international organization's High Commissioner on Human […]

African Americans, Take These Five Steps to Help Conquer Chronic Pain

A recent University of Virginia study found that racial bias in pain assessment may result in African Americans being undertreated for their chronic pain. This finding, coupled with the Center for Disease Control's new opioid prescribing...Show More Summary

Black Folk Don’t Do…What? Peep This Show That Examines What’s “Normal” For African Americans [Video]

Nope. No way. Heck no. Nah. Black folks don’t vote Republican … or do they? “Black Folk Don’t,” the funny, politically correct, politically incorrect web series by Angela Tucker premieres today, just in time for the debates. This week’s episode

National Museum of African American History and Culture: It's All About the Details

Condé Nast Traveler sat down with the senior project manager and the lead designer of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture to to talk about some unexpected design influences.

One man’s quest to preserve the haunting black history of Pocahontas Island

Richard Stewart has transformed one of country’s oldest African American communities into a homespun historical park

Here's Why August 28 Is Such An Important Date In Black History

Saturday was a historic day as it marked the opening of America’s first National Museum for African American History and Culture. But there’s another day in the calendar year that holds special significance in black history: August 28. The...Show More Summary

Two musical season openings were influenced by black culture. One satisfied, the other soared.

The NSO and the Phillips Collection in D.C. had festive programs the same weekend the African American Museum opened.

ZIP code profile: 60419

The 60419 ZIP code comprises part of Dolton, a Cook County village that is about a 30 minute drive from Chicago. According to U.S. Census data, the area is inhabited predominantly by African Americans, and it and borders the Little Calumet River...

Events: Here's Everybody's Future School Trip Destination

#BlackTwitter: This African American History Museum #AAHM preview made me breathe deeply: "Ancestors are smiling." — Donna Battle Pierce (@DonnaBPierce) September 16, 2016 Count yourself among the very lucky ones if you were at the opening of the African-American History Museum last weekend. Show More Summary

Poverty Rates at Lowest Levels Since 2008, Says New Census Report

Click here for reuse options! Gains were across racial lines, though poverty remains a scourge for African Americans and Hispanics, and for many southern and southwestern states. According to a new Censusreport, the number of Americans living below the poverty line declined by 3.5 million in 2015, bringing the total poverty rate to 13.5%. Show More Summary

Michelle Obama's Tuxedo Dress Is Way More Party Than Business

First, Michelle and Barack Obama got down to business: they hosted a reception for the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. But then, it was time to party. The couple joined an audience that included Will Smith and John Legend for a performance at the Kennedy Center. Show More Summary

Photos: African American History and Culture Museum Opening Fulfills Long-Promised Dream

Tears were shed as a cavalcade of politicians and celebrities marked the opening of the new Smithsonian museum on Saturday. [ more › ]

"I, too, am America."

In February, I mentioned that the Smithsonian Institution would be opening the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. on September 24. At the opening ceremony this weekend, President Obama gave a stunning address, the complete transcript of which is available at the Washington Post. Show More Summary

Obama: National African American museum shows us "America has moved forward"

President Obama spoke at the grand opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The museum is the 19th and the newest of the Smithsonians. … Click to Continue »

For ‘Black and Engaged’ millennial activists, politics are local

PHILADELPHIA — A group of black millennial activists meeting in Philadelphia over the weekend spent a whole day talking about how to organize and mobilize African Americans to more effectively wield their political power. But the subject of the Nov. 8 president election never came up. Instead, the organizers of Black and Engaged urged participants […]

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