Allison Keyes

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Va. Gubernatorial Race Could Preview Congressional Midterms

Friday, June 21, 2013

Republicans and Democrats are looking at this year's race for governor in Virginia as a possible harbinger of the 2014 election. The contest pits Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli against Democratic Party fundraiser Terry McAuliffe. Both candidates are strongly supported by their respective bases, but sport strong negatives among moderate voters. The outcome could come down to turnout.


Winfrey Gives Millions To New African-American Museum In D.C.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is being built on the National Mall, near the Washington Monument. It is set to open in late 2015.


Youth Asked To Follow In Medgar Evers' Footsteps

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Former President Bill Clinton and other dignitaries spoke at a memorial service for slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers on Wednesday morning. Evers was killed 50 years ago this month.


What A Lawsuit Against The Redskins Could Mean For The Brand

Friday, May 31, 2013

Native American groups are challenging the exclusive trademark protection for the Washington Redskins, saying the NFL team's name is a racial slur. If the judge rules in the groups' favor, the team could lose millions of dollars from the sale of licensed merchandise.


Wayne Miller, Photographer Who Captured Black Chicago, Dies

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Chicago native was renowned for a trailblazing series of postwar portraits of black Americans in Chicago and for co-curating the groundbreaking international photo exhibit "The Family of Man."


In Just 'One Small Step' Armstrong Became An Icon

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Neil Armstrong, who became the first man on the moon, is remembered not just for his historic walk, but also his sense of humor and humility. Fellow astronaut Rusty Schweickart says Armstrong will also be remembered as "a symbol of what humanity can do when it sets its mind to it."

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The Old With The New: Generations Clash In New 'Dallas'

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The reboot of the famous 1970s soap opera brings back many characters while also introducing the new generation of the Ewing family. It's a mix that TNT hopes will inspire the same passion as the original series, which had the whole country asking: "Who shot J.R.?"


Catlett Blazed Trails As An African-American Artist

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Elizabeth Catlett was one of the most important African-American sculptors of the 20th century and one of the last living links to the Harlem Renaissance. She died Monday at age 96.


Here (And There, And Really Everywhere) Be Dragons

Saturday, March 31, 2012

As the supernatural enjoys a pop culture resurgence — from vampires to fairy tales — there's also been a firestorm of fascination with dragons, who appear this year in two movies, a new book, video games and a Washington, D.C. museum exhibit. Allison Keyes explores the mystical creatures' appeal.


African-American Museum Breaks Ground In D.C.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

At the groundbreaking on the National Mall on Wednesday, President Obama said the newest Smithsonian museum has been "a long time coming" and will serve "not just as a record of tragedy, but as a celebration of life." The National Museum of African American History and Culture is expected to open in 2015.


A March For Jobs In Martin Luther King's Name

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Emerging from the shadow of the Washington Monument, civil rights groups marched to the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on Saturday. The crowd rallied on the eve of the new memorial's dedication, calling for jobs and economic justice.


Louis Armstrong Museum Opens in Queens

Saturday, October 18, 2003

In 1943, Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille moved to Corona, Queens. Lucille found their house, bought it and decorated it before her husband had ever even seent it. Though he was world famous, Armstrong loved the working class neighborhood where they lived, in what he called "a whole lot ...


African Burial Ground

Friday, October 03, 2003

In New York today, hundreds of people are expected to turn out to welcome the return of the remains of more than 400 bodies removed from an African Burial Ground during the 1991 construction of a federal office building. NPR's Allison Keyes reports on the deep emotions and new information ...


Reburial Ceremony Planned for African Burial Ground

Monday, August 11, 2003

In New York City, plans are being finalized for a ceremony this fall commemorating the reburial of hundreds of men, women, and children removed from a huge African burial ground near City Hall.


Memorial Service for Slain Councilman

Saturday, July 26, 2003

There was a memorial rally set for Saturday in Crown Heights to honor slain City Councilman James E. Davis. Davis was shot to death Wednesday by a political opponent inside New York's City Hall. The attack has sparked changes in security, and turned a re-election battle into fodder for the ...


A Ralph Ellison Monument

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Nine years after author Ralph Ellison died in his Harlem apartment, a monument has been erected in his honor on Riverside Drive. The design is meant to illustrate the basic premise of his novel, Invisible Man, a portrait of the struggles of a Black man in a hostile society. Reporter ...


Lemerick Nelson Guilty of Violating Civil Rights

Thursday, May 15, 2003

Twelve years after Yankel Rosenbaum was killed in race riots that erupted in Crown Heights, a federal jury returned a guilty verdict. It was Limerick Nelson's third trial. Nelson this time admitted stabbing Rosenbaum--but said he was drunk and caught up in the confusion after a Jewish driver struck two ...


African American Art at the Met

Thursday, February 27, 2003

For the first time in many years, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has mounted an exhibit of African American Art. The show spans the years from 1929 to 1945, and includes prints, drawings and paintings -- some by artists whose names are unknown to mainstream audiences. The works offer illuminating ...


New York's Black Cowboys

Tuesday, February 04, 2003

Its not all that unusual to hear the clip clop of hooves on the streets of New York - be it from the carriage horses in Central Park or police officers on horseback.
But in parts of Brooklyn and Queens - the sound often comes from horses ridden by flamboyant Black ...


Tom Golisano

Thursday, October 17, 2002

Independence Party founder Tom Golisano is running for Governor of New York against the incumbent - Republican George Pataki - and Democrat Carl McCall. It is Golisano's third try. WNYC's Allison Keyes profiles the billionaire businessman.

Tom Golisano -- the son of Italian immigrants -- is bonding with voters at ...