Allison Keyes

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50 Years After March On Washington, John Lewis Still Fights

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fifty years ago Wednesday, John Lewis was the youngest speaker to address the estimated quarter-million people at the March on Washington.

"Those who have said be patient and wait — we must say that we cannot be patient," the 23-year-old chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)


Deconstructing Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream

Sunday, June 23, 2013

"We want all of our rights!" Martin Luther King, Jr. told a throng of people gathered in and around Detroit's Cobo Arena on June 23, 1963. He was speaking at what he called the largest and greatest demonstration for freedom ever held in the United States. "We want them here, ...


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

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is giving a multimillion-dollar boost to the Smithsonian's new facility, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). She gave the museum, which is being built in Washington, D.C., $12 million Tuesday, in addition to a previous $1 million donation.

"I am so proud ...


What A Lawsuit Against The Redskins Could Mean For The Brand

Friday, May 31, 2013

Once again, the long-standing controversy over the name of the Washington Redskins is in the news. In May, 10 members of Congress sent a letter to the team's owner and several others urging a name change.

"The usage of [the R-word] is especially harmful to Native American ...


Wayne Miller, Photographer Who Captured Black Chicago, Dies

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Pioneering photographer Wayne Miller, who captured some of the first images of the destruction of Hiroshima, died this week at the age of 94. 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 exhibition "The ...


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 A...

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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 pa...


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. Fire-breathing dragons are central to the much-anticipated second season of the HBO series Game of Thrones, which opens April 1. And this year alone the mystical ...


African-American Museum Breaks Ground In D.C.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

President Obama spoke Wednesday at the formal groundbreaking for the Smithsonian's newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The museum, Obama said, has been "a long time coming" and will serve "not just as a record of tragedy, but as a ...