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Google Doodle Recognizes Color Barrier Breaking Chemist

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.12.2014 | Black Voices

Today's Google Doodle displays a collage celebrating the life of chemist Dr. Percy Lavon Julian. He is perhaps best known for his crucial role in the ...

$30 Million Georgia O'Keeffe Collection Makes Its Way To Arkansas

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — After years of legal wrangling, a renowned art collection including pieces by the famous painter Georg...

Remembing W.E.B. Du Bois: A Towering Figure Who Died 50 Years Ago

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Du Bois was one of the towering intellectual figures of the 20th century. Fifty years after his death, his ideas -- and his activism for economic and social justice -- remain an important influence on American culture.

College Facing Financial Straits Will Sell Art Late Painter Georgia O'Keeffe Never Wanted Sold

AP | Posted 08.03.2012 | College

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fisk University in Tennessee says it has completed an agreement with an Arkansas museum to share ownership of the Stieglitz Art C...

Black Churches Need a Come-to-Jesus Moment on HBCUs

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 12.17.2011 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

The bond between black churches and historically black colleges and universities has broadly painted the rich history of the Black American experience. Now many HBCUs are losing the support of their affliated churches.

Rebecca Carroll

A Look Black: Nikki Giovanni, 1968 | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices

Nikki Giovanni was born Yolanda Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni in 1943. She has written numerous volumes of poetry and has been honored with loads of award...

Republicans Propose Bill To Force University Of Iowa To Sell Jackson Pollock's 'Mural'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A bill was introduced Wednesday in the Iowa House that would require the University of Iowa to sell Jackson Pollock's Mural, in order to create fundin...

Fisk University May Have To Sell Art To Survive

BusinessWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Fisk University President Hazel O'Leary testified Thursday that the school may be forced to close if it doesn't sell off an art collection donated by ...

Nina Kennedy Talks About Race and Her Film, 'Matthew Kennedy: One Man's Journey'

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Matthew Kennedy: One Man's Journey is a personal valentine to her father -- a man who accomplished things that few people ever have, even without the hindrance of racism.

Judge Rejects Fisk University Deal To Sell Art

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Nashville judge has rejected Fisk University's proposal to sell a joint share in a 101-piece collection donated by late art...