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  • What Kind of Washington Fools Would Honor Turkey’s Foreign Minister?

    06/17/2010 1:40:09 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 7 replies · 229+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 15, 2010 | Claudia Rosett
    Update (June 16th, 2010 10:20 am): A press assistant at the Wilson Center confirmed this morning that what I wrote below is correct. The ceremonial dinner, honoring Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, along with a Turkish business tycoon, is scheduled for Thursday evening, at the Four Seasons, in Istanbul. What follows is my post originally written Wednesday night:Turkey’s leaders have made a lot of news lately, and it’s been ugly: holding hands with Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, blessing the lead role of the terror-linked Turkish IHH foundation in last month’s Gaza terror flotilla, and voting last week against new sanctions on Iran in...
  • Obama's New Official Portrait Appears To Feature Sperm...

    02/13/2018 7:43:36 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 158 replies
    newsmediawatchdog ^ | 2-13-2018 | Unknown
    Users on an anonymous image board discovered there appears to be a sperm cell drawn onto Barack Obama's forehead in his official presidential portrait, which now hangs in the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery. Some may simply discount it as a vein, but oddly enough the artist who painted this portrait, Kehinde Wiley, has a history of adding semen into his art: [See examples in the article]
  • First lady Melania Trump donates inaugural gown to popular Smithsonian exhibition

    10/20/2017 5:07:15 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | October 20, 2017 4:01 pm | Jack Pointer
    Designer Hervé Pierre collaborated with Melania Trump in designing the vanilla silk crepe dress. It's now on display alongside 26 other inaugural gowns in the National Museum of American History's first ladies collection. WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump stopped by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History on Friday to continue a 100-year tradition: presenting the inaugural gown. Trump collaborated with designer Hervé Pierre in creating the vanilla silk crepe dress, which features a slit skirt, ruffled accent trim and a red ribbon around the waist. It’s now on display alongside 26 other inaugural gowns in the...
  • Smithsonian gives Clarence Thomas a spot in African-American history museum

    09/25/2017 11:03:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 25, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    After not appearing in the museum for most of its inaugural year, Clarence Thomas now has a spot in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Linda St. Thomas, chief spokesperson for the Smithsonian Institution, said the museum installed an exhibition case called “The Supreme Court” honoring both black justices who have sat upon the nation’s highest court.
  • Report: African American history museum to host a Colin Kaepernick exhibit

    08/18/2017 1:24:15 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 60 replies ^ | Aug 18. 2017 | Kevin Skiver
    People have had a lot to say on Colin Kaepernick's decision to protest the national anthem, but there is one undeniable fact: It has impacted how we watch football. Now it's being recognized again. Kaepernick is getting his own exhibit in the National Museum of African American History.
  • Managing Americans into Slavery

    01/12/2010 7:12:03 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 4 replies · 719+ views
    Noisy ^ | 1.10.10 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    About a month ago, I received a tip from Larwyn on Obama’s Latest Big Brother Plan. To say it is chilling, is the understatement of the century. After I read about it, I immediately felt ill… I had not blogged on it because the last month has been hectic, but this indeed is something that will fundamentally ‘change’ all of our lives and not for the better. The White House plans to expand the Office of Personnel Management. Most Americans don’t even know what this Office is, much less how dangerous it now is. First excerpt: The Office of Personnel...
  • Obama the great: Smithsonian cues up glowing documentary

    02/01/2017 3:01:09 PM PST · by ColdOne · 51 replies ^ | 2/1/17 | Paul Bedard
    Calling him a gifted speaker and "writer in chief," the film "The Obama Years: The Power of Words" suggests that Obama's speeches "tell us more about our hopes, dreams, aspirations and dark realities than any other document to represent that era," said Smithsonian. It will feature friends and allies of Obama, including is closest aide Valerie Jarrett and political advisor David Axelrod. "It looks at Obama's attempts to redefine patriotism, address race relations and turn divisive events into moments of national unification," said the Smithsonian.
  • A Smithsonian Gift Shop Sells Anti-Trump and Pro-Hillary Paper Dolls

    01/23/2017 7:22:21 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/13/17 | Menachem Wecker
    There it is: a set of books in a Smithsonian shop criticizing the president. That this is a departure from tradition is suggested by the code of ethics set forth by the National Museum of American History (NMAH), which states that the museum must avoid “conduct that would compromise the integrity of or public confidence in the Smithsonian.” Moreover, since 1939, the Hatch Act has sought to “ensure that federal programs are administered in a nonpartisan fashion, to protect federal employees from political coercion in the workplace.” The paper-doll creator doesn’t appear to share that perspective. In a “2016 Year...
  • There Are No Plans For Trump To Visit Smithsonian African American History Museum On MLK Day

    01/16/2017 3:16:25 PM PST · by catnipman · 23 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/14/2017 | Salvador Hernandez
    Despite reports, there are no plans for Donald Trump to visit the Smithsonian African American History Museum on Martin Luther King Day, multiple spokespeople for the venue told BuzzFeed News on Saturday.
  • Why I Am Cancelling Two Subscriptions to Smithsonian (Vanity)

    01/04/2017 10:40:28 AM PST · by blam · 60 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 1-4-2017 | blam
    This 3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Upended What We Thought We Knew About the Roots of Western CivilizationThe author of this good article, Jo Marchant did a very good job writing this article. Now, at the end of the article she was unable to keep her political views and liberal opinion to herself. Below is the entry that offended me:" The revelation is compelling for anyone with an interest in how great civilizations are born—and what makes them “great.” And with rising nationalism and xenophobia in parts of Europe and the United States, Davis and others suggest that the grave contains a...
  • Harry Edwards Q&A: Kaepernick belongs in Smithsonian

    01/01/2017 5:20:35 AM PST · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Mecury News ^ | December 31, 2016 | Elliott Almond
    This news organization spent an hour talking to Edwards, 74, about what Kaepernick has done and where the movement needs to go. Here is an edited version of the conversation with the UC Berkeley professor emeritus who lives in Fremont: . . . "When I contacted the Smithsonian (new National Museum of African American History and Culture), I told them they shouldn’t wait another five or six years to get Kap’s shoes, jersey and photo of the Time magazine cover and a photo of him kneeling. They need to do that now. They absolutely agreed."
  • Smithsonian on Why Clarence Thomas is Not in New African American Museum: We Cannot Tell Every Story

    10/18/2016 9:20:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 10/18/2016 | Penny Starr
    ( – The new Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s tagline is “powerful moments in African American history, culture, and community.” However, the museum – with a $540 million price tag funded 50 percent by U.S. taxpayers and with a collection of more than 36,000 artifacts and 100,000 people represented – doesn’t include many prominent blacks, including Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Edward Brooke, a Republican who became the first African American to be elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote in 1966. After touring the new museum and exploring the website, which contains...
  • Clarence Thomas Is Conspicuously Absent In The New Black History Smithsonian

    10/05/2016 9:37:26 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 43 replies
    Justice Clarence Thomas, the second black man to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, is practically absent from the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.
  • New Smithsonian hails accuser Anita Hill, barely mentions Clarence Thomas (or Thurgood Marshall)

    10/03/2016 5:43:26 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 16 replies
    Circa ^ | 10/03/2016 | Raffi Williams
    The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture treats conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas like a mere footnote while heralding the woman who accused him of sexual harassment, Anita Hill. Twenty-five years ago, Thomas became the second black Supreme Court Justice when he succeeded Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice. Neither man's accomplishments as jurists on the high court get as much attention as Hill, though Marshall's work on a landmark case as a lawyer is recognized.
  • Obama: African-American museum tells 'story of all of us'

    09/24/2016 6:05:08 AM PDT · by bgill · 44 replies
    Stamford Advocate ^ | September 24, 2016 | Washington AP
    President Barack Obama on Friday celebrated the pending opening of the Smithsonian's new African-American museum and said the institution, decades in the making, is a powerful place because it tells "the story of all of us," not just the famous. Obama also said he hoped the museum would help people bridge divides that were re-exposed by the latest fatal, police-involved shootings of black men. Obama said the museum opening this weekend, following the shootings of black men in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Charlotte, North Carolina, would allow Americans to "put our current circumstances in a historical context."
  • Obama: African-American museum tells 'story of all of us'

    09/24/2016 5:54:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 23, 2016 10:46 PM EDT | Darlene Stuporville
    President Barack Obama on Friday celebrated the pending opening of the Smithsonian’s new African-American museum and said the institution, decades in the making, is a powerful place because it tells “the story of all of us,” not just the famous. Obama also said he hoped the museum would help people bridge divides that were re-exposed by the latest fatal, police-involved shootings of black men. […] “What makes the museum so powerful and so visceral is that it’s the story of all of us, the folks whose names you never heard of, but whose contributions, day after day, decade after decade,...
  • Kill unwanted stray cats and keep the rest indoors, says US academic

    09/21/2016 5:53:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 100 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 20, 2016 | Patrick Sawer
    It is not a suggestion that is likely to go down well with millions of cat lovers. An American academic has recommended that all stray felines should be eradicated unless they can be found a home, because of the huge numbers of birds they kill. Not only that, but Dr Peter Marra, the director of the Smithsonian migratory bird centre in Washington, says all domestic cats should be kept indoors or on a lead to stop the “devastating impact” they have on wildlife.
  • 'A welcome rebuke to dead white men': The Smithsonian's African American museum finally arrives

    09/16/2016 6:07:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | September 16, 2016 | Oliver Wright
    A small circular piggybank stands on display in Washington DC, featuring a drawing of a grand neoclassical edifice, much like the ones that march up and down the city’s National Mall, where America’s cultural and historical booty is housed. Except this building was to be different. “The National Negro Memorial,” reads the title above the drawing – a plan for a monument where “the achievements of the Negro may be placed before the world”.
  • The Myths of American Slavery

    06/01/2016 2:20:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 1, 2016 | Michael Kimmitt
    As construction of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture progresses toward its September opening, Museum Director Lonnie Bunch joined CBS “60 Minutes”’ Scott Pelley on a visit to Mozambique in search of a ship that carried hundreds of African slaves to the bottom of the Indian Ocean when it foundered 220 years ago. “The story of slavery is everybody's story,” Bunch explained to Pelley. “It is the story about how we're all shaped by, regardless of race, regardless of how long we've been in this country. We hope that we can be a factor to both...
  • The Smithsonian’s African American museum: Stunning views, grand scale

    05/16/2016 9:32:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 15, 2016 | PEGGY MCGLONE
    WASHINGTON - A dream for 100 years, the National Museum of African American History and Culture promises to become an instant favorite when it opens Sept. 24, its soaring spaces and magical views of the Mall a fitting setting for its tale of African-American history and achievement. Museum officials offered a sneak peek last week at the 400,000-square-foot museum, the 19th of the Smithsonian Institution, that’s next to the Washington Monument. President Obama is expected to cut the ribbon on the dramatic space, which features layers of galleries focused on slavery, segregation and the civil rights movement as well as...