A historic church bell from Virginia, donated as a symbol of freedom, will ring in the nation’s capital Saturday, heralding the opening of the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture. [read more…]
African-American historians point out that Black history started on the African continent and then spread throughout the new world. The museum acknowledges this in several of its exhibits. And it should not be surprising then that many of the city’s embassies representing the African diaspora will hold events welcoming the NMAAHC. [read more…]
It was a time well before the invention of notepads, lap top computers, cell phones, Kindle or the Internet which as we all know now dominate the scene. If you wanted to learn something, you had to read a book. Yes, your “fingers had to do the walking.” [read more…]
At some point in your life, have you found yourself in a situation when you have to wonder, “What in the world is THIS all about?” I sure have! We all have those times when this has happened, some times when you would least expect it. Some of us even seem to have more than our fair share of these times. [read more…]
Just like every other business in America, you have good weeks and bad. Sales go up and they flatten. You have financial feast-or-famine and you’d like more of the former than the latter. Author Lauren Leader-Chivée says she knows how you can achieve that and in “Crossing the Thinnest Line,” she explains. [read more…]
Adam Clayton Powell’s famous “What’s in your hand?” speech in 1967 pointed out a very important and relevant truth that still applies today. He said, “You’ve got in your hand the power to use your vote and to use even those ‘few cents’ you get from welfare, to spend them only where you want to spend them.” [read more…]
“Yes, sir” or “Yes, ma’am.” “No, sir” or “No, ma’am.” Some years ago, those words out of the mouths of young ones were not only expected when addressing an adult, anything outside of that kind of good etiquette was considered surprising and even disrespectful.
Black engineers at Google are creating a first-of-its-kind 3-D interactive exhibit that will debut in the National Museum of African American History and Culture in early 2017. The exhibit will accompany a $1 million grant as part of google.org’s ongoing work to address racial and social justice issues.
Tears streamed down the face of several black journalists while their white counterparts appeared almost numb by the emotion that would be nearly impossible not to experience. On Wednesday, Sept. 14, curators and other personnel provided a daylong media tour of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture which sits on the National Mall in the nation’s capital.
Special events accenting the opening of the National Museum of African American History have already begun including a concert that told the story of generations who have overcome “toils and snares” in their quest for freedom and equality. [read more…]