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The National Museum of African American History and Culture: Blood and Mortar of African Americans

Long before you get to level four and Chuck Berry’s shining red Cadillac where he was seduced some nights by groups of adoring white teen girls, you pass by the memorial to Emmitt Till, the teenage boy brutally murdered by white men for whistling at a white woman.

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Halloween Symbols – The Black Cat

Along with the witch in flight and grinning and jack-o-lantern, the black cat in full arched-back fright mode is among THE iconic symbols of Halloween. Even to this day, who doesn’t feel a little charge when a black cat streaks across one’s path, especially on Halloween? Cats have been variously worshiped or reviled throughout human history, but they have almost always been seen as magical and otherworldly.

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Exclusive Interview: Tulis McCall on Her One-Person Show ‘Are You Serious? A Woman of a Certain Age Inquires’

'Age is something that we avoid talking about in our Western society. We either ridicule it or try to ignore it, or we box people in by calling them senior citizens. So I say let's bring it out into the open and shine a light on this aging process.'

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Halloween and the Lost Art of Divination

Though it’s still very summery in much of the country, with the opening of a number of haunted attractions, costumes and candy overflowing shelves in stores, and spooky programming easing onto screens big and small, the Halloween season is upon us. Amidst the noisy, colorful pop cultural extravaganza that is contemporary Halloween in America, an element central to the extended history of Halloween — all the way back to the pre-Christian Celtic celebration of Samhain — has virtually been lost: the art of divination.

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Interview: Arena Football League Global President David Niu on CAFL (China) League Start

'Our team rosters will be split 50% Chinese and 50% foreign. That is by design. We wanted and needed a balance of talented and experienced foreign professionals to help foster the development of our Chinese players. Sports has no color or cultural barriers.'

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