Smithsonian’s National Museum Of African American History And Culture Opening Live Stream
President Barack Obama walks into the Grand Foyer with Lonnie Bunch, Director of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, and first lady Michelle Obama, to speak at a reception for the museum opening at the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Things you need to know about the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on its opening weekend:
President Barack Obama, the nation's first black president, will officially open the museum Saturday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Tickets for the opening have been gone for weeks. However, the Smithsonian has placed large viewing screens around the National Mall so that those who lack tickets can see the ceremony. The museum will also stream the opening ceremony on the internet at https://nmaahc.si.edu/ ... MORE
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama scolded Donald Trump for his bleak description of America's African-American community as recent police shootings of black men — and the violent protests that followed them — inject sensitive questions about race into the presidential contest.
The first black U.S. president took issue with the Republican nominee's suggestion this week that "African-American communities are absolutely in the worst shape than they've ever been in before, ever, ever, ever."...MORE
Protesters shout as they march downtown on the third night of protests in Charlotte, N.C. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, following Tuesday's fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A third night of protests over a fatal police shooting in Charlotte gave way to quiet streets early Friday after the city's mayor enacted a curfew and rifle-toting members of the National Guard arrived to guard the city's business district.
The largely peaceful Thursday night demonstrations called on police to release video that could resolve wildly different accounts of the shooting this week of a black man.
The family of Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was shown the footage Thursday of his fatal shooting and demanded that police release it to the public... MORE
In the U.S., states have wide discretion when it comes to crafting election laws. The result has been a patchwork of rules that often can be confusing to voters. Questions and answers about various election laws and how they affect voters:
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER?
Voter registration deadlines vary by state, ranging from 30 days before an election to Election Day. If you live in one of the 12 states that offer same-day voter registration, you can show up on Election Day and register and vote at the same time... MORE
President Obama at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Dinner
President Obama delivered the keynote address at the 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Dinner. This was his seventh and final appearance as president and he talked about ending his term and the accomplishments of his administration. He talked about the necessity of continuing struggles and the importance of the coming elections. President Obama was introduced with a video tribute.
Congressional Black Caucus PAC Members Respond to Trump "Birther" Retraction, History of Lies
Twenty families are extremely thankful for bus driver Reneita Smith today... MORE
New Librarian of Congress is first woman, first African-American
by Marcinho Savant, Staff Writer
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. STAGE SET FOR CLINTON, TRUMP DEBATE SHOWDOWN
Tonight's presidential debate — the first of three — comes as the candidates seek to improve their images even as large numbers of Americans hold negative views on both of them.
2. 'A NIGHTMARE THAT TRAVELS WITH ME WHEREVER I GO'
That's how Syria refugee Mohammed al-Haj, who now lives in Germany, describes the long civil war that plagues his home country.
3. WHO HAD A SERIES OF RUN-INS WITH THE LAW BEFORE SHOOTINGS
Arcan Cetin, accused of killing five people at mall south of Seattle, had previously faced charges of assaulting his stepfather, and drunk driving.
4. ARNOLD WAS 'A PIONEER IN HIS SPORT'
Jack Nicklaus responds to the death of rival and close friend Arnold Palmer, a champion and golf ambassador who brought the sport to the masses... MORE
Shreveport HIV/AIDS Call to Action:
Half of black, quarter of Latino gay men projected to be diagnosed within their lifetime. Heterosexuals not immune.
The Beatings Paradigm: A carryover from our slavery past? Is there a correlation between planta-tion coding, and black parenting and discipline?
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