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Deborah Watts, co-founder of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, spoke with Roland Martin about her family's contribution to the NMAAHC.

The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington is just days away and it still needs your help.

Michael Jordan is trying to make up for the years people said he’s done nothing for the African-American community. Following his generous contributions of $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the NBA legend is doing a lot more sharing these days. According to reports, MJ has donated […]

It’s been years since the Casey Anthony story made headlines, but the saga surrounding the case continues. A private investigator is now claiming that Jose Baez, Anthony’s lawyer, admitted she killed her 2-year-old daughter. “Baez had told me that Casey murdered Caylee and dumped the body somewhere,” stated Dominic Casey, in an affidavit that was […]

William Pretzer, the museum's senior History Curator, asked the city to delay demolition of the structure in an email Monday.

This September, a small exhibit honoring Bill Cosby will go on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. The exhibit is titled "Taking Shape," and focuses on African-American representation on television in the 20th century. To encompass this history, Cosby's 1964 comedy record I Started Out as a Child, an I Spy comic book, and video clips from the program and clips from The Cosby Show have been added to the exhibit.

They are planning to make changes in an effort to diversify their board and nominations in the future.

Wendy Williams with Smithsonian curator Dwight Blocker Bowers *The Smithsonian in Washington DC is about to get a big, “How you doin’?” from Wendy Williams.…

Few items from the George Zimmerman trial are as symbolic as Trayvon Martin’s hoodie. The piece of clothing which the teen wore the night he was shot in 2012 has served as a rallying point for protesters across the country. Now that the trial is over, items are slowly filtering back to Martin’s family and the director of […]

Oprah Winfrey is giving $12 million to a museum being built on Washington’s National Mall that will document African-American life. The National Museum of African American History and Culture announced the gift Tuesday and said the museum’s 350-seat theater will be named after Winfrey. Winfrey previously gave the museum $1 million, and the museum says her […]

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History will feature 1970’s funk band Parliament Funkadelic’s Mothership as a permanent piece of its music exhibition when it open its door in 2015. First appearing in 1977, the smoke-spewing stage prop quickly became an emblem of the band’s eclectic spirit and a symbol of the post civil […]