By Mary Louise Schumacher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Near the end of his presidency, Barack Obama stood in front of one of the most spectacular museums ever erected on the National Mall and spoke about embracing hard truths. “Yes, a clear-eyed view of history can make us uncomfortable,” he said at the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum…

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Restoring ABHM to the new Griot Building is a key element in the planned redevelopment of a block of abandoned buildings. The $17.4 million project led by Wisconsin’s only female and minority-owned development business, will transform the site into a vibrant mixed-use campus as a catalyst for the reestablishment of the historically black Bronzeville neighborhood’s culture and entertainment district.

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By Amy L. Alexander, The Root Last week, Twitter said it was “pausing” to reconsider the process by which it bestows the blue checkmark denoting accounts that had been “verified,” and on Wednesday the company announced it was yanking the designation from some users who occupy the neo-Nazi or nationalist bucket of grassroots white activism.…

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