Visiting National Museum of African American History and Culture Just Easier: No Card Required

It’s down season at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, so the Washington, D.C., museum is making it a bit easier to visit. Although timed passes will still be required on weekends, patrons won’t need passes to visit the Black culture hub on weekdays from now until February, the museum reported on its website. “Visitors may enter the museum on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10 a.m. every Monday through Friday through February 2020,” the museum reported on its website. The discovery of a noose inside…

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ANALYSIS: About the money? How to spot a scam conference

Before the digital age, it would have been an uphill task to prepare, process and disseminate, say, 100 letters. But now thousands of emails can be sent out in less than a minute. This has allowed scammers and imposters to infiltrate the virtual space. In August 2019, I received a poorly written email from one Sierra Adams inviting me to a sustainability summit. It was slated for the beginning of October in the US city of Chicago. Conference attendees would be equipped with “strategies and policies for better development and…

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Racist Vandals Found Guilty of Defacing Monument Honoring Enslaved People Who Built UNC

A year or so after a national push to remove Confederate monuments seemed to have quelled, two neo-Confederates decided to vandalize a table commemorating enslaved people who built University of North Carolina Chapel Hill earlier this year. On Friday, the people responsible were found guilty of their charges. On Sept. 6, Ryan Barnett and Nancy McCorkle were found guilty of injury to real property, with Barnett also being guilty of public urination and indecent exposure, according to Independent Weekly. They each had also been charged with ethnic intimidation, but Orange…

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Today In History: Black People Helped Create Los Angeles, and City Leaders Reportedly Kept It Hidden for Decades

The sprawling Southern California city that has become an epicenter for the nation’s television and film industry was founded by a group of majority-Black people 238 years ago on this date. That city is none other than Los Angeles, and only in recent decades have city leaders come to consider that racial and cultural history something to be proud of. Miriam Matthews, California’s first college-trained Black librarian, advocated for Black founders of Los Angeles and successfully got the city to install a plaque honoring them for its bicentennial in 1981,…

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‘Was It a Threat?’: Residents of Elaine, Arkansas, Calling Cutting Down of Tree Planted to Remember Hundreds of Black Sharecroppers Killed In 1919 Race Riot a ‘Hate Crime’

Arkansas officials are looking into the who is behind the cutting down of a tree that was planted to remember the lives of more than 200 Black sharecroppers who were killed during a race riot in 1919, The Associated Press reported. Facebook user Mary Olson questioned why the willow tree had been chopped down on her account Wednesday, August 21. “The Living Memorial, memorializing all those who lost their lives in the Elaine Massacre of 1919 was chopped down at the base today and the Memorial tag stolen. It could…

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International Tequila Festival comes to Cape Town!

Put your Mexican Sombrero’s on and get your dancing shoes out for Cape Town’s first ever International Tequila Festival 2019. The event will feature 30 Tequila, Mezcal and other Agave spirits. The festival will be running over three days. It will be a rocking Mexican fiesta with food, drinks, music and masterclasses showcasing the best Global Tequila & Agave Brands in the Mother City. The festival will be running over three whole days! So if you are an aficionado or just sampling for the first time, you’ll have ample time…

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Maryland Black History Museum Awarded $50K Grant to Preserve Artifacts

A Black history museum in Annapolis, Maryland, has received a huge grant to preserve its artifacts nearly three weeks after Juneteenth. The grant for Banneker-Douglass Museum was reported by The Associated Press Tuesday, a day after the state’s Governor’s Office on Community Initiatives announced that the Institute of Museum and Library Services had awarded a $50,000 grant to make the conservation of historic objects happen. Exterior and interior photos of the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis. The museum was once housed in and now includes the former Mount Moriah African Methodist…

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Kanye West’s Adidas Yeezy Line To Reach $1.5 Billion In Sales In 2019

Kanye West is being selected by Forbes to serve as the subject of the publication’s latest cover-story. Forbes took to Instagram to reveal the news, posting up a brief vignette with Kanye West earlier today. “I am a product guy at my core,” reads one quote from Forbes’ Instagram vignette about Kanye West’s newly-published cover-story. “‘Crazy’ is a… source: https://according2hiphop.com/1kanye-wests-adidas-yeezy-line-to-reach-1-5-billion-in-sales-in-2019/

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Meek Mill Becomes Co-owner Of Hat Retailer Lids

Meek Mill announced that he is a co-owner of popular hat retailer Lids.  In addition to ownership, Meek will also help oversee brand strategy and he will be dropping a limited-edition hat line in August of 2019 with more products to follow. In a statement, Meek expressed his excitement for the new business venture. “I’ve always… source: https://according2hiphop.com/meek-mill-becomes-co-owner-of-hat-retailer-lids/

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