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The Houston Museum of African American Culture Announces The Opening of A Burning House

The Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) is pleased to announce the November 17, 2018 opening of A Burning House, curated by Dominic Clay and John Guess, Jr. A Burning House will be on display through January 12, 2019.
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Arthur Mitchell, Co-founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dies at 84

Arthur Mitchell, the trailblazing African-American dancer who called himself "the grandfather of diversity," has died, according to the Dance Theatre of Harlem's Facebook page.
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The hypocrisy of the Nike outrage

Conservative talk radio host Ben Ferguson has tweeted and retweeted a handful of rebukes of Nike for choosing to use Colin Kaepernick in its latest "Just Do It" campaign. The ad features a headshot of the former NFL quarterback with ...
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Why Nike is betting its slogan on Colin Kaepernick

Nike is siding with Colin Kaepernick because he sells. By making the quarterback a face of its 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign, the company believes it will earn support from its core customers: Young shoppers in big cities across ...
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Alice Allison Dunnigan, 1st Black Woman Journalist to Cover the White House, to be Honored with Statue in D.C.

According to the Associated Press, Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African-American woman journalist credentialed to cover the White House, will be honored with a life-sized statue to be erected next month in Washington D.C.
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R.I.P. Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Former United Nations Secretary General

The former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan, has died at the age of 80 after a short illness, his family and foundation announced on Saturday.
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Taraji P. Henson Launches the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation to Provide Support Around Mental Health Issues in African-American Community

Academy Award and Emmy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson launched The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation (BLHF) in honor of her late father in order to help eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community and provide support ...
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The Wakanda Effect? Black Women Are Dominating Magazine Covers This Month

Beyoncé said it herself, in her own words, while reflecting on her historic Vogue cover and spread.
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John S. Chase, Trailblazing Texas Architect, Celebrated in Two Exhibits

John Saunders Chase, FAIA was a Houston architect who realized a large body of work in the city, throughout the state of Texas, and around the United States. Chase achieved many historic firsts during his career.
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Texan Whitney Mercilus throws Back to school bash

Houston Texans Whitney Mercilus is returning to the field this season showing NO MERCI, and off the field he is assisting Houston Independent School District students as they are RETURNING 2 LEARNING. Mercilus is working through his foundation, The WithMerci ...
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American Black Film Festival’s Greenlighters Academy Returns to Los Angeles for 2nd Year July 22-25 to Help Train Future Filmmakers

ABFF Ventures, parent company of the American Black Film Festival, recently announced the current class of student fellows accepted into its 2018 ABFF Greenlighters Academy. The second annual event, sponsored by Turner, is a pipeline program designed to give students ...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Republicans clash in fiery hearing

House Republicans sharply took aim Thursday at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation in a heated hearing that came at the same time the House passed a resolution rebuking Rosenstein and the Justice Department.
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The History of Juneteenth

How many people know the actual history behind the Juneteenth holiday? Sadly, through no fault of their own, many of today’s children. It is not taught in schools and some of their parents don’t even know. For those of who ...
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Steve Francis Visits Young Elementary

Former NBA Player Steve Francis stopped by Young Elementary to provide a ray of hope to a group of at-risk youth for their Boys’ Career Day.

T. Ellis Juneteenth Historical Art Exhibition at the Texas State Capitol

Ted T. Ellis, professional artist for more that 25 years, and is currently pursuing his Masters in Museum Studies. He is the art ambassador for the National Juneteenth Organization and has been selected to showcase five of his historical paintings ...
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