It's Bigger Than a Hip-Hop Exhibit: What the Controversy Around White Curators in Black Spaces Reveals [Updated]

It wasn’t breaking news, by any means: Timothy Ann Burnside, a specialist in Curatorial Affairs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, had been collecting hip-hop artifacts for the Smithsonian for years. But a discussion about her position and her work dominated parts of the Twittersphere this…

Philly Police Department Seeks to End Implicit Bias With a Field Trip to a Black Museum

Every time there is an incident involving excessive use of force by the police against a black person, there’s a public outcry for change and reform. We want heads to roll. We want officers held accountable and punished. We take to the streets. We protest. We write editorials and articles and commentary on the current…

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