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Howard Bryant pens new book on black athletes, race and culture

 As Howard Bryant sees it, it was the “black body” that first enabled African-Americans to be treated as full American citizens. 

If, in the wake of World War II and the beginning of the civil rights movement, advancement through business, schools, and other conventional means was still blocked for many blacks, then the ascension of Jackie Robinson to Major League Baseball in 1947 gave black athletes their first opening to a level playing field, Bryant says.

“This is a question of black body versus black brain,” Bryant writes in “The Heritage,” his new book. “In the United States, the black body has always been what’s been compensated … That’s the currency.”

Yet the veteran ESPN sportswriter, who lives in Northampton, says African-American athletes today, even as…

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One visit isn’t enough at National Museum of African-American History and Culture


WASHINGTON, D.C. – While visiting or interning in Washington D.C., make time to visit the Smithsonian: National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Located on the National Mall, this relatively new museum is artistically designed as symbolic and tangible on the exterior and interior. Hired with the task to create the building was lead designer David Adjaye and lead architect Philip Freelon along with their architectural team called Freelon/Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup.

Since its opening on Sept. 24, 2016 it has continuously been in high demand.

The main objective is to build a bridge between the generations of African-American communities.

The museum is a timeline that introduces its visitors to the 1400s, the origination of African-Americans’ purpose in America. To…

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Celebrating Culture at the African American Festival

Join the African American Community in honoring culture, history, health and education at the 2018 Toledo African American Festival, hosted by the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union. Enjoy local food and entertainment with a full day of live music, including performances from four local choirs, DJ Ellery Smith and headliner The Dramatics, joined by L.J. Reynolds.

$10, general, $20 for VIP | Noon-9pm Sunday, July 22
Promenade Park, 250 Water St.
419-255-8876 | toledourban.net | Free


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#Worldcup2018:Russia Donga girls spreading African culture through dance

African teams might have been edged out of the FIFA world cup but their culture continues to live on through music.One all-girls group in Russia has been bringing Africa to Russia through dance. The trio made a name for themselves for their love of African dance

Dancing a wide variety of African style like Dombolo, Coupe Decale, Azonto, Afro House, Djazze and Kuduro, the Donga Girls as they are known are living out their passion for the art form.

In an exclusive interview with CGTN, Irina Kitaculo said,

“We are also passionate about this culture, about this music, people.  Not only dance.  We also make our research all the time, learn whenever we go outside to Europe or Africa – we’ve been there.  So we’re trying to travel more & more and look for people who can…

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You won’t need a timed pass for the National Museum of African American History and Culture on weekdays in Septembe…

For two years, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s been one of the hottest tickets in town. Unlike other Smithsonian museums, visitors to the hugely popular new museum either need to score a free timed ticket in advance or try to get a walk-up ticket.

Now, the museum is trying out letting visitors walk right in during weekdays in September. The Washington Post reports that officials at the National Museum of African American History and Culture will crunch the numbers on attendance and see if moving away from passes will be feasible. You’ll still need one for the weekend in September, FYI.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture To Offer Timed-Entry Passes for October Wednesday, July 11

Following Walk-Up Weekdays in September, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has announced the release of advance timed-entry passes for October 2018 to be distributed Wednesday, July 11, at 9 a.m. EDT. Advance timed-entry passes are issued on the first Wednesday of each month. Due to the Independence Day holiday, the release of timed-entry passes for October was postponed to the following week. The museum will continue to offer same-day options for museum entry:

  • Same-Day Online: Same-day timed-entry passes are available online beginning at 6:30 a.m. EDT daily until they run out. Visitors may obtain up to four (4) same-day passes per order. Same-day passes are not available via phone.
  • Walk-Up Passes: A limited number of walk-up passes…

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