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Ghana’s W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Awarded Millions by Mellon Foundation

The Mellon Foundation (Mellon) of New York announced the award of a $5 million grant to W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Foundation that will support the restoration of the final home and resting place of Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois in Accra, Ghana, and the preservation of his library. The grant provides leadership funds for […]

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Harlem Renaissance Exhibit Opening at the Met

by Sebastian Castro The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be presenting a new exhibit in February titled “The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism.” The exhibit will showcase around 160 works of art, including paintings, sculpture, photography and film from prominent African American artists. This exhibit has been a long-time goal of Met Curator Denise Murrell,

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Commemorating MLK at the Apollo Theater

by Sebastian Castro Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater is partnering with WNYC to host their 18th annual celebration commemorating the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 14. This year’s event, titled “An Inconvenient King”, aims to subvert typical discourse of King’s work. Brenda Williams-Butts, Chief Diversity Officer of WNYC, co-founded

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Commander Carlton Philpot: Honoring Lesser Known Military Heroes

by Ryan Yablonski Commander Carlton G. Philpot, US Navy (Ret.) has become one of today’s leading historians of Black American military history. He has spent many years advocating in the White House and Pentagon for formal recognition of Black military heroes via medals of distinction and the creation of massive monuments and exhibitions across the

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