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New looks planned for South L.A.

CRENSHAW — An outdoor museum honoring Los Angeles’ African-American community will be the first of its kind in the city. Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson hosted a community town hall meeting March 6 to discuss Destination Crenshaw, a “community-inspired public art and streetscape” design project. Around 150 people came out to the event at Read More…

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New museum helps light the way for the next generation

The Sept. 24 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture was the realization of a dream that’s been a very long time coming, beginning a century ago when black leaders first proposed a memorial to black Civil War veterans. Rex M. Ellis, the museum’s associate director for curatorial affairs, speaking to Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Black museum opens in D.C.

The Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture was heralded last weekend with star-studded receptions, concerts and an A-lister dedication led by former President George W. Bush, who signed the groundbreaking papers; and standing President Barack Obama and their first ladies. And what a glorious building it is. After walking through its Read More…