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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 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 car trunk last week, city police announced Tuesday. Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul said the suspect⁠ — Ronn Jermaine Bell ⁠ — was several months behind on his rent payments to Roberts-Joseph, a community leader who founded the Odell S. Williams Now and Then African […]

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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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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 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 ears, the reference was absurdly, offensively inapt, as if those enslaved people had been voluntary, paid employees. When we lingered after the tour to ask our guide why he chose that word, we were disappointed—but not surprised—by his explanation that he shied away from the word […]

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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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‘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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