Black Pete: Blackface Dutch Style

By Thomas EscrittThe Dutch see themselves as tolerant pragmatists, especially adaptable if social harmony or commercial interests demand it.But that self-image has taken a battering in recent weeks as a growing chorus of voices inside and outside the country protest against a Christmas tradition that many Dutch see as harmless fun but critics say is […]

Oprah donates $12 million to African American museum

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is scheduled to be completed in 2015. Oprah is the largest donor to date. By Jessica Gresko Associated Press Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:41 AM WASHINGTON — Oprah Winfrey is giving $12 million to a museum being built on Washington’s National Mall that will document African-American […]

Black Diaspora Virtual Gallery and Museum

Black Diaspora is creating a virtual gallery to showcase, sell and spotlight the arts of the diaspora. We are looking for paintings, jewelry, crafts, books, etc… Please fill out the form below or send an email to [email protected] for further information. Black Diaspora [contact-form to=’[email protected]’ subject=’Black Diaspora Virtual Gallery’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’What is […]

Civil rights activist and South African singer Miriam Makeba honored in Google Doodle.

South African singer and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba has been celebrated in a Google Doodle on what would have been her 81st birthday. Makeba, who was born in Johannesburg in 1932, worked with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone, Harry Belafonte and I system and? Maryland here t and polished Beware considerably […]