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Twin sisters have singular vision for art, culture | San Francisco Chronicle

Gabrielle Lurie, San Francisco Chronicle Photo: AlunBe. Featured Image and Melonie Green have lived together their whole lives — 41 years to be exact. Born one minute apart, the fraternal twins are from Memphis and have brought their Southern charm and vision to the Bay Area. For the past decade, the Green twins have been a fixture in the Lower Haight and Fillmore neighborhoods. Every morning they walk side by side to get their coffee, wearing their trademark wide-brim hats, colorful plaid shirts and thick eyeliner. They wave to their neighbors and greet store owners until someone runs down the […]

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America doesn’t need another apology for slavery, but atonement | Dallas News

Joyce King, Contributor, Dallas News History Month, 2019, has been a sobering reality check for millions of white Americans who are expressing shock and outrage at everything from elected officials donning blackface to a beloved movie star’s admission he once wanted to take revenge on a random black man. America does not need another apology for slavery. Any substance from such feel-good moments evaporates before the ink on the proclamation can dry. America would benefit more from a comprehensive history lesson on why an apology was deemed necessary in the first place. I mean, why say “sorry” for something millions […]

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22 Black Owned Luxury Brands To Support Instead of GUCCI and Prada | Shoppe Black

Shoppe Black, Shoppe Black Undra Celeste. Featured Images Courtesy of Shoppe Black issued an apology for the offense caused by their “blackface sweater”. I don’t accept. In fact, at this point, I’m convinced that these “mistakes” are part of these folks’ marketing strategy. They can’t be that clueless. Tsemaye Binite Ozwald Boateng Brother Vellies CLICK TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE, Shoppe Black

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Living Near Your Grandmother Has Evolutionary Benefits | NPR

Killer whales, Japanese aphids and Homo sapiens — they’re among the few organisms whose females live on long past the age of reproduction. Since the name of the evolutionary game is survival and reproduction, the phenomenon begs explanation — why live longer than you can reproduce? In the 1960s, researchers came up with the “grandmother hypothesis” to explain the human side of things. The hypothesis is that the help of grandmothers enables mothers to have more children. So women who had the genetic makeup for longer living would ultimately have more grandchildren carrying their longevity genes. (Sorry, grandfathers, you’re not […]

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REVIEW: Aretha Franklin’s Soul-Stirring “Amazing Grace” Documentary Soars Into the Divine | Good Black News

Lori Lakin Hutcherson, Good Black News Ron Tom/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images. Featured Image reading, please understand the deep degree to which I am an Aretha Franklin fan. I have been in rapture since I was a teen grooving to “Jump To It,” “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me),” “Think,” and, of course, “Respect.” My devotion to her voice and musicianship only intensified when I gained full access to her catalog when I DJ’d for my college radio station. I went all the way in, past her Arista recordings, back and through her Chess, Columbia and Atlantic LPs, […]

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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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