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…

Colin Kaepernick’s Jersey Donated to the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Looks like somebody appreciates Colin Kaepernick. Eminent sociologist, author and activist Harry Edwards, who helped to curate the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s most recent sports exhibit, “Game Changers,” feels that Kaepernick, too, needs pride of place at the Smithsonian.

Trump Makes Weird, Tone-Deaf Speech at African-American Museum

I’m really reaching my threshold with this president. On Tuesday he visited the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and made a tone-deaf, rambling speech. While we’ve become used to his stream of consciousness attempts at public speaking, Trump’s ability to just flat out act as if…

Petition Started to Include Clarence Thomas in National African American Museum

This month marks the 25th anniversary of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ arrival on the nation’s highest court. But the only mention of him that the recently opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., has is in reference to Anita Hill’s testimony against him regarding…