Baton Rouge activist was killed by a tenant behind on his rent, police say | The Washington Post

Hannah Knowles, The Washington Post Law enforcement officials including Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul, at lectern, announce the arrest of Ronn Jermaine Bell on Tuesday. (Travis Spradling/The Advocate/AP). Featured Image A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, the Baton Rouge activist whose body was found in a […]

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

Peggy McGlone, The Washington Post Lonnie 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 […]

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How a Wave of Honest History Museums Is Changing Black Tourism | Slate

Ashton Lattimore, Slate Evelyn Hockstein/For the Washington Post via Getty Images. Featured Image On a walking tour of the New Orleans Garden District, my husband and I exchanged meaningful glances after the fourth or fifth time our guide delicately referred to the slaves who once worked in those elegant old homes as “servants.” To our […]

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Smithsonian African American History Museum Gets Own Stamp | The Afro The United States Postal Service will immortalize the Smithsonian National Museum of African American and Culture on a Forever stamp slated to be issued next week.

The United States Postal Service will immortalize the Smithsonian National Museum of African American and Culture on a Forever stamp slated to be issued next week.

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For the First Time, Metropolitan Museum Will Display Indigenous Art in Its American Wing – Hyperallergic With a major promised gift of 91 works of Native American art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will now include indigenous art in its galleries on American art.

With a major promised gift of 91 works of Native American art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will now include indigenous art in its galleries on American art.

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Billionaire to boost Charleston’s African American Museum – The Post & Courier Charleston’s International African American Museum is getting a big boost that just might push it over the finish line.

Charleston’s International African American Museum is getting a big boost that just might push it over the finish line.

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‘Dimensions’ at MCASD downtown presents a wide range of viewpoints – The San Diego Union-Tribune The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s exhibit “Dimensions of Black” presents a wide array of art forms and subjects from the 1970s to modern times. What ties the more than 30 pieces together is that they are all created by African-American artists.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s exhibit “Dimensions of Black” presents a wide array of art forms and subjects from the 1970s to modern times. What ties the more than 30 pieces together is that they are all created by African-American artists.

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