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This week the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic moments in U.S. Olympic history: the demonstration by Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the victory stand at the Mexico City Games. Another significant moment unfolded on Oct. 18, 1968, when the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) ordered Smith and Carlos to […]

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Netflix has announced plans to bring QUINCY to The Smithsonian. The streaming service has partnered with The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture for the inaugural Smithsonian African American Film Festival next month. Netflix is supporting this first-of-its-kind film festival, where cinema, history and culture come together to celebrate African American visual culture […]

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WASHINGTON — In a single-file line, they trickled into the Oprah Winfrey Theater on the ground level of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and took their seats. A group of 59 students from across the country, who had journeyed to the nation’s capital in the heart of the summer […]

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On Sept. 8, 1986, the landscape of daytime television changed forever. Oprah Winfrey became the first black female host of a nationally syndicated daily talk show. The Oprah Winfrey Show, which lasted 25 years and produced 4,561 episodes, catapulted Winfrey into one of the most successful people in U.S. history. The colossal light blue wall […]

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It’s the first anniversary of the opening of Washington, D.C.’s extremely popular National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). While visiting the NMAAHC is a life-changing experience, getting in can feel like praying on Willy Wonka’s golden ticket. But while you wait, you can have an amazing museum experience closer to home. There […]

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Baltimore Ravens, John Harbaugh, National Museum of African American History and Culture, NFL -

The Baltimore Ravens on Friday toured the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Three busloads of Ravens players, coaches and support staff made the trip from the team’s facility in Owings Mills, Maryland, to Washington, D.C., for a two-hour tour. With the Ravens scheduled to kick off the season on the road […]

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Battles Royale, National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Undefeated -

Up until the 1940s, black boys – as many as 10 at a time – would be placed in a boxing ring and told to fight each other. Sometimes they’d be blindfolded, or have one hand tied behind their backs. Afterward, they were given tin cups and told to ask the audience for tips. These […]

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Civil Rights Movement, Donald Trump, John Lewis, Martin Luther King Jr., National Museum of African American History and Culture -

Visitors began filing into the National Museum of African American History and Culture the moment it opened at 10 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Parents pushed children in strollers, friends readied with mittens and hot coffee walked into the lobby, and those with tickets for later in the morning queued excitedly to wait […]

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Community, Get Lifted, Milwaukee, National Museum of African American History and Culture -

It took more than a century for the National Museum of African American History and Culture to open its doors, but Milwaukee residents won’t have to wait nearly as long for the return of its own museum dedicated to the plight of blacks in America. Last week, the Milwaukee Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, LeBron James, Muhammad Ali, National Museum of African American History and Culture, NBA -

When Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has a passion for something, he will absolutely support it. He recently announced that he will donate $2.5 million to support “Muhammad Ali: A Force for Change,” an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. “Muhammad Ali is such a cornerstone of me as […]

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Black Lives Matter, Daily Dose, Diamond Reynolds, Donald Trump, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Philando Castile -

Drake is like that kid at school who is otherwise cool, but then when he invites you over for a slumber party is just all sorts of reckless because he’s in his own house. This run-in with Kevin Durant was a classic “you play too much.” Diamond Reynolds is not exactly a household name, but […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, National Museum of African American History and Culture, NBA, Oscar Robertson -

The night had been billed as “The Legend and the Prospect,” but only The Legend remained in this part of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Oscar Robertson stood with his wife on the third floor in a half-lit hall of heirlooms from his time. He had walked past the Jesse Owens […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Howard Bison, Howard University, James Daniel III, National Museum of African American History and Culture, NBA, Oscar Robertson -

The Undefeated is partnering with the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) for The Legend and The Prospect: A Conversation between Oscar Robertson and James “J-Byrd” Daniel III, its first joint sports forum that begins Thursday at 7 p.m. EST in the Oprah Winfrey Theater at the museum. The forum, which is […]

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The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is getting some additional help through a generous donation made by the Carnival Corp. In September, Carnival Corp., which heads the Carnival Cruise Line, announced its donation of $2 million through the company’s Carnival Foundation. “The National Museum of African American History and […]

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Food, Most Undefeated 2016, National Museum of African American History and Culture -

Bring foil — the grub at the National Museum of African American History and Culture is just that good. The food at Washington, D.C.’s, newest museum is something akin to what Big Mama and ‘nem used to fix up. The lima beans taste like they were just snapped on the front porch, the catfish tastes […]

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We go to museums to learn, but sometimes it helps to have a little background information. It’s also good to know where to go after a museum visit, when our curiosity is piqued. I asked five people what material one should one explore to prep for a visit to the just-opened National Museum of African […]

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Jock Michael Smith, Most Undefeated 2016, National Museum of African American History and Culture -

When trial lawyer Jock Michael Smith died in January 2012, his daughter Janay found herself with the keys to an offsite storage unit filled with more than 10,000 pieces of sports memorabilia. Her father had spent nearly 30 years filling it with things ranging from Muhammad Ali’s ring to two of Satchel Paige’s jerseys. More […]

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Ava Duvernay, Barack Obama, Lupita Nyong'o, National Museum of African American History and Culture -

It’s light outside, but it’s blacker than three midnights on a five-acre corner of the National Mall. You walk through the crowd at the opening ceremony for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on Saturday in Washington, D.C., and realize it’s not that everybody who’s anybody is there, but everybody who’s […]

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All Day, Barack Obama, National Museum of African American History and Culture, White House -

By the time President Barack Obama took to the podium Friday, the White House floor had been studded with more black stars than ever. Samuel L. Jackson had accidentally photobombed a convo between Kobe Bryant and Rep. John Lewis. Dick Gregory had made his rounds, along with Harry Belafonte. Oprah and Gayle King had graced […]

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On Saturday morning, multitudes gathered to celebrate the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall, the first African-American president of the United States dedicated the space, and a chorus of voices sang a jubilee. In the centuries leading to that great gettin’-up morning, there have been fights […]

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All Day, All Day Podcast, Child Abuse, Emmys, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, National Museum of African American History and Culture -

We’ve got a jam-packed podcast this week, highlighted by Undefeated senior writer Mike Wise joining to speak about his courageous column on Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s legacy, and who should get to decide it — survivors of child sexual abuse, like himself. Another topic of conversation this week for the podcast crew — […]

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All Day, Black Lives Matter, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Slavery, Social Activism -

After visiting America’s black history museum Wednesday, I have one major concern. It’s not with the content. That’s incredible. It’s not with the building. It’s majestic. It’s with the application of the reality. The exhibit starts on a subterranean level that takes you back not just to slavery as a loose and overarchingly complex and […]

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All Day, Black Lives Matter, Daily Dose, Emmys, Harambe, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Social Activism -

If you’ve ever been in a spelling bee, you know it’s stressful. For whatever reason, I’ve signed up to do another one next week at the National Press Club. Maybe I’ll win this time. Another day, another black kid gets killed by police in Ohio. This time it was in Columbus, Ohio, where a kid […]

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Entertainment, National Museum of African-American History and Culture, News, Oprah Winfrey Theater, Smithsonian, Underground, WGN America -

As part of the historic opening of the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African-American History and Culture, visitors will be treated to a special screening of ‘Underground.’ The “Underground” series follows a group of slaves planning a 600-mile escape from a Georgia Plantation and has broken ratings records for its parent network WGN. –‘Underground’ cast defends […]

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