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Through A Looking Glass Of Black Americana: The Long, Strange Journey Of Oran Z

Oran Z. Belgrave, founder of the now defunct Oran Z's Black Facts & Wax Museum in Los Angeles, stands in front of the shipping containers that have held most of the contents of his independent African-American history museum since it closed in 2011.Samir S. Patel/Atlas Obscurahide caption

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Through A Looking Glass Of Black Americana: The Long, Strange Journey Of Oran Z

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A Jackson Pollock Painting Gets A Touch-Up — And The Public's Invited To Watch

From March 4 to September 3, conservator Chris Stavroudis is part of the exhibition Jackson Pollock's Number 1, 1949: A Conservation Treatment at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.Brian Forrest/The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeleshide caption

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A Jackson Pollock Painting Gets A Touch-Up — And The Public's Invited To Watch

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'Peanuts' First Black Character Franklin Turns 50

Cartoonist Charles Schulz debuted his comic strip Peanuts' first black character, Franklin, on July 31, 1968.Peanuts Worldwide LLChide caption

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'Peanuts' First Black Character Franklin Turns 50

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A Nigerian Photographer's Portraits Of The Mind

Abdul-Azeez Buba, 33, Borno, Nigeria: "Before Boko Haram attacked my community, I was a successful building engineer. I made a lot of money from constructing houses."Etinosa Yvonne Osayimwen/Courtesy of www.etinosayvonne.mehide caption

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Architect Unveils Design For Emanuel AME Church Memorial

An architectural rendering shows the proposed design for a memorial on the Emanuel AME Church grounds, showing the fellowship benches and names fountain as seen from Calhoun Street in Charleston, S.C.Image Courtesy Dbox for The Mother Emanuel Nine Memorial / Handel Architectshide caption

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Get Pumped: 100+ Fabulous Pairs Of Shoes Are On View In New York

These pointed-toe laced pumps, circa 1964, are made of green suede and grosgrain ribbon.Glenn Castellano/New-York Historical Societyhide caption

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Get Pumped: 100+ Fabulous Pairs Of Shoes Are On View In New York

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Chicano Protests And Celebrity Portraits: George Rodriguez's Los Angeles

Los Angeles police arrest a Chicano student protester in the neighborhood of Boyle Heights in 1970. This image is seen on the cover to George Rodriguez's new book, Double Vision.George Rodriguez/all images courtesy of Hat & Beard Presshide caption

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Chicano Protests And Celebrity Portraits: George Rodriguez's Los Angeles

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Smithsonian Reveals Winning Design For New Native American Veterans Memorial

The National Museum of the American Indian announced its winning design for the National Native American Veterans Memorial.National Museum of the American Indianhide caption

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Smithsonian Reveals Winning Design For New Native American Veterans Memorial

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Crying Toddler On Widely Shared 'Time' Cover Was Not Separated From Mother

A 2-year-old Honduran girl cries as an official searches her mother in McAllen, Texas, near the U.S.-Mexico border, earlier this month. For many, the image has become indelibly associated with a Trump administration policy that for weeks separated migrant children from their parents — but the girl's father says she was not separated from her mother.John Moore/Getty Imageshide caption

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This Jacket Caused A Racket: What, Exactly, Does Melania Trump Not Care About?

First lady Melania Trump leaves Joint Base Andrews in Maryland wearing a jacket with the words "I REALLY DON'T CARE. DO U?" after her visit Thursday with migrant children who are being detained at the U.S.-Mexico border.Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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'Old In Art School': An MFA Inspires A Memoir Of Age
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'Old In Art School': An MFA Inspires A Memoir Of Age

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