He wanted to lift up Black people and so much is not known about the Panthers and so much misinformation about the Panthers is out there.
And sculpture can help educate." Now - after statues of Confederate soldiers were removed amid nationwide protests against racial injustice, a debate has risen over who and what should replace the toppled statues.
Black sculptors and historians hope the aftermath will give communities around the country a chance to honor often-forgotten African-American trailblazers, like William Lanson.
In September, King will unveil this sculpture of Lanson - a formerly enslaved Black man who worked to extend New Haven’s Long Wharf, making the Connecticut port competitive with nearby New York.
King's situation is rare.
"There are so many incredible black sculptors.
And yet so much of the work that has been created on our behalf, if you will, has been done by white sculptors.
Of the more than 5,000 public outdoor sculptures registered in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Inventories Catalog, less than a quarter of the roughly 700 works in the “Ethnic-African American” category were made by Black sculptors.
"I think it's important to bring your memory to it.
And our memory has not been served by having sculptures of us done by white people.
I'd like to see that change." As for what to do with the empty plinths, King thinks they should be left that way.
"Sculpture takes up space and space is power.
Those empty plinths are also powerful in that they should not be used for anything right now." King says she would not want her sculptures on one of those plinths.
Pope Francis on Saturday installed 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, further expanding the pontiff's impact on the group that will one day elect his successor. Fred Katayama reports.
Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, DC who this week will become the first African American cardinal, said on Tuesday (November 24) that he want to find common ground with the incoming U.S. administration despite disagreements on some issues.
[NFA] Nearly all social gatherings of individuals from more than a single household will be banned in Los Angeles County for at least three weeks starting Monday under new restrictions local health officials unveiled on Friday, citing a continued surge in COVID-19 infections. Fred Katayama reports.
A “spectacular” 10ft floral bodysuit worn by Lady Gaga in her latest musicvideo could sell for as much as £20,000 next month in London. The pop star,34, wore the hand-painted and appliqued leather bodysuit, called the FloralAlien, during the shoot for the song 911 which was filmed in the desert regionof Valencia in California this August.
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In this episode of #SiliconValley2.0, hosted by Sabrina Halper, we bring you a conversation with HelloAva co-founder Siqi Mou. Born in China, Siqi moved to California to attend Stanford University. After graduating, she worked at JP Morgan and was an on-air anchor for Bloomberg Indonesia. Eventually, she found herself back at Stanford for business school. It was there, as part of a class project, that she began to work on the idea behind HelloAva. HelloAva Inc is a tech-enabled beauty personalization startup which combines artificial intelligence and human expertise. This cutting edge, data-driven approach has led them to over 1.6 million skincare consultations. Applying the pillars of modern technology onto the ever-growing beauty industry has helped this start up stand out. In this episode, you can hear about Siqi’s path to her start-up, her insights into the future of the industry, and her personal approach to following her dreams. Silicon Valley 2.0 is a fortnightly series that showcases the next generation of entrepreneurs and businesses that have the potential to scale new heights.
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The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday (November 25) backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state's latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. Bryan Wood reports.
Amid the acrimonious political fight playing out across the U.S., a neighborhood in Oakland, California is putting on a much friendlier race, with dogs and cats vying to become the mayor of a local street. Emma Jehle has more.
A group of Indian-Americans protested outside Pakistan Consulate in New York on 26th Nov, calling for an end to state-sponsored terrorism by Pakistan. A mobile banner was also rolled out outside the Consulate and Times Square, demanding justice for victims of Mumbai Terror Attack.
An owl that was rescued from the Rockefeller Centre Christmas tree has beenreleased back into the wild. The tiny Saw-whet owl was named Rockefeller –Rocky for short – after it was found by a worker setting up the tree onNovember 16 at the Manhattan complex. The owl was apparently trapped in the75ft Norway spruce when it was cut down 170 miles north, in New York onNovember 12.
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Macy's is preparing for a Thanksgiving Day parade unlike any other. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no children and no spectators lining New York City's traditional 2.5 mile (4 km) parade route passing Macy's Herald Square store.
As votes for US presidential elections are being counter, President Donald Trump and Republican nominee has won states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Arkansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, South Carolina, Alabama. Whereas, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has won New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, Vermont, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, Oregon, California and Illinois. Democratic nominee Joe Biden is leading Donald Trump in electoral votes. Biden has won 192 EVs against Trump's 114, till last update. Biden has won EVs-heavy California which gives 55 votes. A candidate needs 270 or more electoral votes to win presidency. According to polls, it is going to go down to the wire.
A former Republican voter Robert Clark of Connecticut and a vocal minority within the Republican Party are organizing against President Trump through ad campaigns, fundraising and phone banking efforts in hopes that their break from the GOP will save the republic from the current president. Colette Luke has more.