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Dramatic Diorama Raises Ethical Issues for Pittsburgh Museum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh museum decided a dramatic diorama that has been on display for ...
firefighters

‘Nothing Left in the Bucket’: Wildfire Resources Run Thin

Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days ...
Michele Watley, founder of Shirley's Kitchen Cabinet

States Face Pressure to Ban Race-Based Hairstyle Prejudice

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A growing number of states are facing pressure to ban race-based ...
Permafrost Bear

Perfectly Preserved Ice Age Cave Bear Found in Arctic Russia

Reindeer herders in a Russian Arctic archipelago have found an immaculately preserved carcass of an Ice ...
Ca Fire

Officials Battle Online Misinformation Along with Wildfires

SEATTLE (AP) — Emergency responders in the Pacific Northwest are fighting misinformation along with raging wildfires ...
The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles Team at at KLCS studios

Preview: The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles – Ben Donenberg, Wendy Garen and Chris Anthony

Chris Anthony, Youth and Education Program Consultant of The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, discusses uniting ...
activist and rapper Genesis Be

Rapper Genesis Be’s Long Battle Versus the Confederate Flag

NEW YORK (AP) — The path that brought rapper and activist Genesis Be to a New ...
Child poses as Black Panther

Boseman Honored as Hometown Hero in Native South Carolina

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Chadwick Boseman was remembered as a hometown hero who brought a sense ...
Rep. Melanie Wade Goodwin visits with her 11 day-old baby

Ex-NC Rep. Goodwin, Who Made History with Childbirth, Dies

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Rep. Melanie Wade Goodwin, who was the state's first ...
Drag queen with food

Meals on Heels: San Francisco Drag Queens Deliver Amid Virus

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — These divas deliver ...
dozens of protestors demonstrating

Feds Want Deal with North Dakota Over Pipeline Protest Costs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that the federal government negotiate ...
comics for sale

Fans Hope Marvel Comic Book Improves Native Representation

Past portrayals of Native American or Indigenous comic book superheroes would often follow the same checklist ...
Employees at the Museum of Modern Art

Face Masks Amid The Art: New York City’s Museums to Reopen

NEW YORK (AP) — When the iconic T. Rex at the American Museum of Natural History ...
the finalized design concept for the Memorial to the African Americans Enslaved by William & Mary

Design Unveiled for Memorial to Enslaved at William & Mary

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A finalized design concept has been unveiled for the Memorial to the ...
A statue of Stephen Douglas

Douglas’ Statue to be Removed from Illinois Capitol Lawn

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A statue of Stephen A. Douglas, a senator from Illinois whose national ...
Man stands in front of a statue

Museum Says Displaying Confederate Statue Part of Healing

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston museum dedicated to conserving African American culture said Tuesday that its ...
1913 photo made available by the Library of Congress

Suffrage Anniversary Commemorations Highlight Racial Divide

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As the U.S. marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, many event ...
mOp-Ed: Praying While Helping God Keep Us Healthy

mOp-Ed: Praying While Helping God Keep Us Healthy

Facebook and other social media platforms sell their ability to direct our eyes to content. These ...
Man stands in ruins

Blast Destroyed Landmark 19th Century Palace in Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — The 160-year-old palace withstood two world wars, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, ...
demonstrators push against a police car

55 Years After Riots, Watts Section of LA Still Bears Scars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were no fires this time in Watts. There was no looting, ...
Lemiley Lane walks along the campus near a a mural of an Indigenous man

Native Mascots Still a Sticking Point in High School Sports

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — At a mostly white high school near Salt Lake City, the steps ...
Mayflower II

32 New COVID-19 Deaths; Mayflower II Nixes Rhode Island Stop

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts reported 32 newly confirmed deaths linked to COVID-19 on Thursday — bringing ...
handout of materials on how to design a flag

Public Ideas for Mississippi flag: Magnolias, Stars, Beer

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Magnolias and stars. Crosses and guitars. Beer cans and crawfish. A Gulf ...
replicant the boat from the movie Jaws

Going in the Water Again: ‘Jaws’ Boat Clone Supports Sharks

The Orca is headed back to the waters of New England, but this time, its mission ...
Red paint marred Black Lives Matter mural in front of City Hall

Paint Dumped on Black Lives Matter Mural in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Cincinnati are asking the public for help in identifying the man ...
Defense Secretary Mark Esper

Pentagon Bans Confederate Flag in Way to Avoid Trump’s Wrath

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of wrangling, the Pentagon is banning displays of the Confederate flag ...
logs are stacked at a lumber mill

Brazil Asks Investment Firms to Adopt Protected Amazon Areas

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government on Thursday proposed that global asset-managers adopt protected areas ...
A Black Lives Matter billboard is seen next to a Confederate flag

BLM Billboard Erected Next to Confederate Flag

A Black Lives Matter sign now fills a billboard next to a big Confederate flag that ...
Philip Yenyo, left, executive director of the American Indians Movement for Ohio

Indians, Other Teams Pressured After Redskins Drop Nickname

CLEVELAND (AP) — The spotlight for change is shining on the Cleveland Indians ...
Honor guard members from the Mississippi National Guard practice folding the former Mississippi flag

Group Seeks Ideas for Mississippi Flag Without Rebel Emblem

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A state agency said Monday that the public can submit proposals for ...
Poster promoting the nonprofit report show of 7/07/2020

Nonprofit Report: Reopening Art Museums During the Pandemic

Host Mark Oppenheim interviews guests: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Director Gary Tinterow and Royal Ontario ...
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mOp-Ed: Leveraging Addiction to Attack Freedom

Facebook and other social media platforms sell their ability to direct our eyes to content. These ...
carving depicting Confederate Civil War figures Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis

As Monuments Fall, Confederate Carving Has Size on its Side

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Some statues of figures from America's slave-owning past have been yanked ...
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Nonprofit Report: Art Schools Breaking the Racial Divide During COVID

Host Mark Oppenheim interviews guests: Cranbrook Academy, Director Susan Ewing; MICA President Samuel Hoi; and CalArts ...
people walk near the Declaration House

Remembering the Slave Who Joined Jefferson in Philadelphia

NEW YORK (AP) — In the early summer of 1776, Thomas Jefferson worked away in the ...
Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs a whipping post is displayed on the grounds

Delaware to Remove Whipping Post Display From State Grounds

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials are set to remove a whipping post that was historically ...
The pair of sacred statues,

Sale of Sacred Statues Riles Black Lives Matter Campaigners

PARIS (AP) — A pair of sacred statues that a Nigerian museum commission and protesters claimed ...
Bob Smiland and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: Inner-City Arts – Bob Smiland

Bob Smiland, President & CEO of Inner-City Arts, discusses creating an emotionally safe space for low-income ...
Poster promoting the nonprofit report show of 6/4/2020

NONPROFIT REPORT: Public Media in Covid-19 & George Floyd Era

Host Mark Oppenheim interviews guests: Minnesota Public Radio President Duchesne Drew; and Kansas Public Television President ...
Poster promoting the nonprofit report show of 6/2/2020

NONPROFIT REPORT: American Art Around the World during Covid-19

Host Mark Oppenheim interviews guest: Terra Foundation for American Art President & CEO Elizabeth Glassman ...