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State of New York State History – Native American and Indigenous Studies: Another Culture Wars Episode – IHARE
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Earlier this year I became a member of the American Historical Association. I did so at the urging of a reader of my blog who is a member. After expressing some reluctance, I was finally persuaded to join. As part of the membership, I subsequently received The American Historical Review, the rather hefty journal of […]

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National Museum of African American History and Culture Is Reopening – The New York Times
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He said that cultural institutions have a greater role to play in the current historical moment, helping people find beauty and understanding. “But what they have really got to do is help people find hope, which is what the African American Museum does, because the story it tells is the notion that America can be […]

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Enjoy the Famous New York Culture And Sports at The Same Time!
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New York City is not just a place; it’s a celebration that has so much to offer to anyone who comes to the city! Be it sporting events, cultural soirees, parades, or art festivals; New York has it all. No matter what time of the year you plan to visit, there’s lots that you could […]

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14 LGBTQ Sites To Visit In New York City If You Love Queer Culture
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New York City is, arguably, the gayest city. It’s the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, it’s headquarters to hoards of gay bars, and it’s also believed to be home to the highest number of LGBTQ people in the world. A haven for queer people to live and visit, New York’s boroughs are full […]

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Felicia Campbell, Professor Who Studied Gambling and Pop Culture, Dies at 89 – The New York Times
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Ms. Campbell left after six months with an honorable discharge, not because she wasn’t up to the task but because she was irritated by her unit’s inefficiencies, as she told her daughter. After she boarded the train on her way home, she threw her Marine’s duffel bag out of the window. Ms. Campbell was the […]

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Investigations at Essence Find No Evidence of Abusive Work Culture – The New York Times
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Shortly after the June 28 publication of the Black Female Anonymous essay, Mr. Dennis stepped away from his daily leadership role at the company. Caroline A. Wanga, a former Target executive who was serving as Essence’s chief growth officer, was named interim chief executive, a role she still holds, the company said. Ms. Wanga said […]

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Finding a Place for Third-Culture Kids in the Culture – The New York Times
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Others have found freedom in the same, becoming natural shape-shifters whose value systems transcend borders to instill a sense of home. The most famous example is probably Barack Obama, whose 1995 memoir, “Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,” whirls through Jakarta, Seattle, Kenya and Hawaii with unsparing analysis of what it […]

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Ronald Lewis, Preserver of New Orleans Black Culture, Dies at 68 – The New York Times
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“Right here in the Ninth Ward was where our people chased the American dream,” he told The Advocate. Like everyone who was in New Orleans in 2005, Mr. Lewis saw his life upended by Katrina, which flooded his house and museum (both were rebuilt) and nearly obliterated his beloved neighborhood. He was one of the […]

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