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LeBron James’ ‘Equality’ Nikes to be Included in Smithsonian

It has been a big week for LeBron James. After opening his I Promise school, the King of the Court will have his presence brought to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American history and Culture. The museum will place his Nike LeBron 15 “Equality” on display. ??Great morning to all! Basketball is our vehicle […]

Barack and Michelle Obama Smithsonian Portraits Unveiled

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On Monday, portraits of former President and former First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama, were unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. The Obamas’ hand-selected Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, both African-American artists, to paint their portraits. Wiley and Sherald break boundaries as the first black artists to create official presidential portraits for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. […]

Smithsonian Creates Kickstarter for Hip-Hop Anthology

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Words by Nick Slay “You never thought that Hip-Hop would take it this far” – Notorious B.I.G. The iconic lyrics from Biggie’s eternal ’94 smash hit now ring true more than ever. The Smithsonian Museum in conjunction with an executive committee featuring Chuck D., 9th Wonder, and Questlove has started a massive $250k Kickstarter to […]

New Footage of Selena Quintanilla Discovered

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After two decades, new footage of the late Selena Quintanilla has arisen. Reveling in her grammy award nomination and speaking on the fruits of her labor, Selena is poised as ever in the video footage. Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History unearthed the footage from a  a TV camera donated by Univision, the parent company of […]

Smithsonian African American Museum Clears Up Cosby Controversy

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The National Mall hosts the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and its “Taking The Stage” exhibit, highlighting the works and contributions of pioneers of entertainment. The project in its entirety is composed of 11 inaugural exhibitions and more than 3,000 artifacts and will also showcase pieces celebrating Bill Cosby‘s contributions through works like […]