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Alexandria Black History Museum to Host Culture Queen Program | eNews Release| City of Alexandria

Alexandria Black History Museum to Host Culture Queen Program

The Alexandria Black History Museum and Culture Kingdom Kids™ will host an interactive program for children and  families on… 309 more words

Dispatched

The Thrill Will Never Be Gone

           On last Thursday, our culture and the world lost a giant of a man when the great bluesman B.B. King passed on to the next world, where I am sure he is gearing up to entertain as he did here. 668 more words

Black History

Theater: Taye Diggs to star on Broadway this summer in "Hedwig"

Actor Taye Diggs will be taking over the title role in the Broadway production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Diggs is to begin his run July 22. 105 more words

Black Theater

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michelle Alexander (TomDispatch)

Ever since Barack Obama lifted his right hand and took his oath of office, ordinary people and their leaders around the globe have been celebrating our nation’s “triumph over race”. 1,513 more words

Books

DICooper reblogged this on The Chronicles of Six and commented:

We have talked about this many times on The Chronicles of Six but this brother here went way beyond the call to illuminate Michellle Alexander's book, The New Jim Crow. I'm just glad that I'm not the only one talking about it. I will get with you at a later date.

Dance: Misty Copeland to appear on "60 MInutes" May 10

Ballerina Misty Copeland of American Ballet Theatre is to be featured in a segment on this Sunday’s (May 10) “60 Minutes” which airs on CBS at 7 p.m. EST.

Black Dance

THE GREAT MIGRATION: WHEREVER PEOPLE MOVE, HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

I am posting for the first time an iBook I wrote for 3rd graders in the Omaha Public Schools. As explained below, the book is one of two I wrote for a series of Nebraska Department of Education iBooks that paired local authors and artists with educators in exploring various aspects of African-American history. 2,694 more words

Writing

Civil rights veteran Tommie Wilson still fighting the good fight

Omaha’s had its share of social justice champions. They’ve come in all shapes and sizes, colors and styles. Tommie Wilson may not be the best known or the loudest or the flashiest, but she’s been a consistent soldier in the felds of doing the right thing and speaking out against bias. 997 more words

Writing