Smithsonian Offers Portraits to Make ‘Anthology of Hip-Hop’ A Reality

Smithsonian Offers Portraits to Make ‘Anthology of Hip-Hop’ A Reality

by Shantell E. Jamison   Nov 03, 2017

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has launched a Twitter campaign in conjunction with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to offer a... Read More

Smithsonian Launches Kickstarter for ‘Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap’

Smithsonian Launches Kickstarter for ‘Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap’

by Shantell E. Jamison   Oct 23, 2017

The Smithsonian launched a 30-day Kickstarter campaign on Monday for its “Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap” exhibit to be housed at the National... Read More

Kehinde Wiley to Paint Official Presidential Portrait of Obama

Kehinde Wiley to Paint Official Presidential Portrait of Obama

by Shantell E. Jamison   Oct 16, 2017

Former President Barack Hussein Obama has tapped Kehinde Wiley to create his official presidential portrait, the Smithsonian reports. Wiley is widely known for his... Read More

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Noose Found at National Museum of African American History & Culture

by #teamEBONY   Jun 01, 2017

A noose was found hanging inside the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, NBC 4 reports. Tourists discovered the noose late Wednesday inside... Read More

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NMAAHC to Celebrate Black Women During Women’s History Month

by #teamEBONY   Mar 08, 2017

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture announced it will celebrate Women’s History Month by honoring Black women through a series... Read More

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Trump Visits Smithsonian NMAAHC Amid Tense Racial Climate

by #teamEBONY   Feb 21, 2017

President Trump visited the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on Tuesday, possibly as outreach to a community that overwhelmingly did... Read More

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Exclusive: Linda Johnson Rice Talks About the NMAAHC

by #teamEBONY   Sep 26, 2016

It was more than a century in the making, but well worth the wait. With thousands of artifacts detailing hundreds of years of African-American... Read More

Why the New Smithsonian is More than a Museum

Why the New Smithsonian is More than a Museum

by Shantell E. Jamison   Sep 26, 2016

“We are not a burden on America, or a stain on America, or an object of pity or charity for America. We’re American. Our... Read More

Star Trek: 50 Years Later with Nichelle Nichols

Star Trek: 50 Years Later with Nichelle Nichols

by Shantell E. Jamison   Sep 01, 2016

Nichelle Nichols’ famous kiss with William Shatner on Star Trek was one that broke racial, cultural and entertainment barriers. During a time when it was particularly... Read More

‘Health, Hair and Heritage’ at the Smithsonian

Smithsonian to Hold “Health, Hair, and Heritage”

by The Washington Post   Jun 07, 2013

Historically, popular culture’s relationship with Black women’s hair ranges from indifferent to insulting to fetishized. But Black women’s relationship to what’s growing out of... Read More