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The Hip-Hop Museum Is A Reality Thanks To $3.5 Million From New York | Ambrosia for Heads

For years, there has been a drive to make the Universal Hip-Hop Museum a reality. New, the Empire State is providing some significant seven-figure funding to give the Bronx, New York a place where Hip-Hop Heads can celebrate the culture’s origins and heritage. On Thursday (December 19), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $3.5 million grant to aid the building and development of the museum. The New York Post reported museum director Rocky Bucano as saying, “The museum is part of the renaissance of the Bronx. The Bronx is coming back,” Rocky said. “But the museum will be of […]

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Backpacks honoring slain Baton Rouge activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph will be donated to 200 students | The Advocate

Staff, The Advocate This still image taken from WVLA/WGMB file video shows Sadie Roberts-Joseph. Featured Image Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and the Professional Athletes Supporting Students organization will donate 200 backpacks to students in memory of slain civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph. The body of Roberts-Joseph, 75, a longtime community leader, was discovered on July 12. One of her tenants, Ronn Jermaine Bell, has been arrested in the case. The backpacks will be distributed on Aug. 9 at BREC’s Howell Place gym at the Exxon-Mobil YMCA at 7717 Howell Blvd. CLICK TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE, The Advocate

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Smithsonian’s new secretary, Lonnie Bunch III, faces political and financial challenges | The Washington Post

Peggy McGlone, The Washington Post G. Bunch III — the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture — has been appointed secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, becoming the first African American leader in its 173-year history. The Smithsonian’s Board of Regents introduced Bunch as the institution’s 14th secretary on Tuesday morning. He succeeds David J. Skorton, who announced his resignation in December and whose last day is June 15. Bunch, 66, takes over a quasi-federal institution of 19 museums, nine research centers and the National Zoo that is supported by 7,000 employees and a […]

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Museum receives $3.5 million endowment gift from Eddie and Sylvia Brown | Art Daily

Art Daily, Art Daily Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun). Featured Image , MD.- The Baltimore Museum of Art today announced a gift of $3.5 million from Baltimore-based philanthropists Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown to endow the position of chief curator at the museum. The Browns’ support and advocacy for the BMA spans more than two decades and includes important contributions of both art and funds to expand the museum’s presentations and collections of works by African American artists. This most recent gift underscores the Browns’ ongoing generosity and commitment to the BMA and […]

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Essential Arts: Destination Crenshaw, a bold outdoor museum plan inspired by black L.A. | Los Angeles Times

Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times A rendering from the Destination Crenshaw project shows the upper-level viewing deck of the proposed Sankofa Park, located where Crenshaw and Leimert boulevards split. (Perkins+Will). Featured Image Randy’s Donut is bright yellow as the Rams head to the Super Bowl. And as the Lunar New Year approaches, I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s most essential non-yellow donut cultural news: TURNING CRENSHAW INTO A DESTINATION The Destination Crenshaw project is set to turn a 1.3-mile stretch of Crenshaw Boulevard into an outdoor museum celebrating L.A.’s African American […]

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Nights at the Museum: Good for Cultivating an Art Habit and Romance | The New York Times

Hilarie M. Sheets , The New York Times Monique and Ronald Ollie in front of Ed Clark’s “Untitled” (1975).CreditCreditSam Gilliam/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Daniel Dorsa for The New York Times. Featured Image Ollie was an engineering student at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in the early 1970s, he would take dates to the St. Louis Art Museum. “The other engineers would say, ‘Why are you taking that woman to the art museum?”’ he recalled. He would respond devilishly to his fraternity brothers, “You just don’t know!” Today, Mr. Ollie, a retired mechanical engineer, and his wife, […]

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The sadism of white men Why America must atone for its lynchings | The Guardian Until now, the enforcement of white supremacy through racial terrorism in the form of lynching has largely been unrecognized as part of America’s history

Until now, the enforcement of white supremacy through racial terrorism in the form of lynching has largely been unrecognised as part of America’s history.

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