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    Don’t throw away your shot to see the hit musical “Hamilton” in the nation’s capital. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash is at the Kennedy Center through Oct. 9. Based on Ron Chernow’s 2005 biography, the hit musical paints Alexander Hamilton as our most underrated Founding Father. He fights in the American Revolution, pens the Federalist Papers to gain support for the U.S. Constitution and serves as the first treasury secretary, before tragically losing his life in an infamous duel with political rival Aaron Burr. “I feel like it made [history] more relatable for everybody, people of color and Caucasians,” actor Conroe Brooks told WTOP. “When you’re seeing this story told in this way with people that look like people now … you realize these were real people.” The show is heavy on hip-hop and R&B, “and you still get a musical theater vibe, so it’s a different way to tell the story of the founding fathers and the creation of America,” Brooks said. “With a fun hip-hop song you’re learning history.” Brooks is a standby actor covering George Washington, King...
    Share this: ON THIS DAY IN 1913, Brooklyn Daily Eagle columnist Frederick Boyd Stevenson wrote, “To create a world city; that is, to build an international city, Cosmopolis, to be the capital of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, is the ambitious project of Hendrik Christian Andersen, well known sculptor, who was born in Norway, brought to this country in infancy, formerly living in Newport, R.I., and now residing in Rome, Italy … The main purport of his plan is, that as nations depend more and more upon harmonious and peaceful economic relations facilitated by science and culture, at no remote period of time, the difficulties of co-operation must be solved by the establishment of an international center of communication. He says: ‘With this consideration in view, these plans and suggestions for the creation of a world center of communication are presented after years of concentrated study and application. We are convinced that practical development depends upon comparison: so strengthened by an ever-growing faith that man will attain greater heights through unity of purpose and fellowship, this center is conceived upon...
    by Mike Sabo   As part of an ambitious, five-year strategic plan to reinvigorate a civic education grounded in American founding principles and history, the Jack Miller Center has named Hans Zeiger as its next president. Zeiger will begin his new role on August 1. Founded in 2004, the Jack Miller Center is a nonprofit civic education organization based in Philadelphia that works with educators at the secondary school and undergraduate levels to instill thoughtful and engaged citizenship among students. “Biased, politically motivated perspectives are pouring into the curriculum of our schools unchecked, and parents and citizens are pushing back,” said JMC founder and chairman Jack Miller. “Americans want better civics for their kids, and I believe Hans Zeiger is the right person to lead our national effort.” A student of American political thought and history, Zeiger says he “shares JMC’s ambitious vision to fix our country’s crumbling civic education.” “We have lost a sense of common purpose, a sense of what it means to hold citizenship in America,” he argues. “It’s a fundamental challenge to our future. All of us...
    BOSTON (AP) — A Boston suburb that was the birthplace of two of the nation’s earliest presidents is planning to build a center honoring their legacies. Officials in Quincy, Massachusetts, announced Tuesday the formation of a new nonprofit foundation to raise money and oversee the design and construction of the Adams Presidential Center honoring former President John Adams and his son, former President John Quincy Adams, as well as former first ladies Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams. Mayor Thomas Koch said the announcement marks the beginning of a formal, public process for building the “long overdue” center, which he hopes will offer more than a traditional presidential library and museum. “We’re in the infant stages, but we envision it as a center for civic engagement, a place to really get some education about the history of our country,” he said during remarks at the Adams Academy. The mayor has proposed the historic former school as a future home for the center. The school was built in the 1800s using money John Adams left to the city of Quincy, which...
    SALINAS – A $22 million gift from a longtime supporter will enable the SPCA Monterey County to renovate an existing building, construct two more and establish an endowment. Through the generosity of Claire R. Jacobson, who died in December 2020, SPCA Monterey County will break ground on a major campus expansion this fall. It was the largest gift in the history of SPCA Monterey County. Jacobson left the gift to the local animal shelter and humane education agency that she supported passionately in life with the stipulation that SPCA Monterey County fund capital improvements and/or an endowment. “We’ve received some generous gifts in the past,” said SPCA President and CEO Scott Delucchi. “This is the biggest single donation the SPCA has ever received.” The SPCA president said he learned the size of the donation a couple of weeks ago and described being humbled, elated, grateful and a little bit shocked. “Claire’s generational gift speaks to her trust and confidence in the SPCA,” said Delucchi. “Her incredible generosity and compassion will live on and change countless animals’ and people’s lives.” To...
    WOODBURY, N.J. (CBS) — Willie Harris, the man accused of beating and raping an office worker inside a Center City law firm Tuesday, has a history of trespassing into law and medical offices in Woodbury, according to New Jersey investigators. Police in Washington Township arrested Harris, 49, Thursday night after a nurse at Jefferson Health Washington Township recognized Harris and called officers. READ MORE: VIDEO: 73-Year-Old Man Dies After Group Of 7 Teens Brutally Attack Him In North PhiladelphiaAmanda Gresko, an office manager at Marmero Law in Woodbury, said she had two different encounters with Harris. “I nearly fainted when I looked at that picture,” Gresko said, after she saw Harris was wanted on sex crime charges. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, this guy was in my office!'” Gresko says the first time Harris came to her office was in 2019 when, she said, he snuck in from the basement and tried to barricade himself in an office. “I tried to open and eventually body-slammed it,” Gresko recalled. “He was standing right there looking at me and just like...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- As Pride Month celebrations continue across the country, officials in New York City will break ground on a new visitor center dedicated to telling the story of the LGBTQ rights movement.The Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center will be located next door to the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.New York Governor Kathy Hochul will be among those on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning.The Stonewall National Monument became the first U.S. national monument dedicated to LGBTQ history when it was dedicated in 2016 across the street from the Stonewall Inn, where patrons fought back against a police raid on June 28, 1969, and helped spark the contemporary LGBTQ rights movement.The Stonewall rebellion is commemorated every year with Pride marches in cities across the U.S. and the world.The NYC Pride March broadcast special, co-hosted by Angelica Ross along with WABC's Ken Rosato, Lauren Glassberg and Sam Champion, will return for its sixth consecutive year on ABC 7 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET on Sunday, June 26 as well on abc7NY.com, ABC News Live, and...
    NEW YORK CITY -- A visitor center dedicated to telling the story of the LGBTQ rights movement will open next door to the Stonewall Inn, according to an announcement Tuesday by the nonprofit that will manage the center in partnership with the National Park Service.The groundbreaking for the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood will take place Friday, with the center expected to open in summer 2024, said Ann Marie Gothard, board president of Pride Live, an LGBTQ advocacy organization."The opening of the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center is a remarkable moment in the history of Stonewall," Gothard said. "We honor all those who came before us, most especially the queer people fighting for equality at the Stonewall riots."The NYC Pride March broadcast special, co-hosted by Angelica Ross along with WABC's Ken Rosato, Lauren Glassberg and Sam Champion, will return for its sixth consecutive year on ABC 7 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET on Sunday, June 26 as well on abc7NY.com, ABC News Live, and ABC7 New York's Connected TV Apps on...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A new name and a new look for the oldest Black history museum in the country.Now gracing the South Side of Chicago is The Du, short for the DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center."This is a time for reimagination reinvention and just growth throughout the city and the state and just the country," said Patricia Knacze.A full celebration was held Saturday with the rebranding as Chicago's youth showcased their talent in a musical performance ahead of the unveiling.SEE ALSO | Morgan Park Juneteenth festival highlights local efforts to revitalize empty lotAnd the timing of the historic change also lined right up with the commemoration of Juneteenth."We want young people to have this same experience of knowing their history," said 20th Ward Ald. Jeanette Taylor. "How do you know where you're going if you don't know where you came from?""The new name and colors of this museum are one positive but what really matters is the education that comes from the museum which advocates hope lasts a long beyond the rebranding."We have to connect the rich history...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- The Law Harrington Senior Living Center is a beacon of hope for the LGBTQ+ community in Houston's Montrose neighborhood.It is the first LGBTQ+ affirming senior living center in Texas, and the largest in the nation.It became very clear that many seniors who had been out and proud for years felt like they had to go back in the closet when they moved outside of the Loop to less expensive housing. We had to do something to help them build a safe community, said Executive Director of the Montrose Center, Ann Robison.Residents are accepted based on income and age. You have to be at least 62 years of age to live in the center.You can learn more about Law Harrington Senior Living Center and the Montrose Center at their website.
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Game 1 of the NBA Finals are just three days away. Preparations were underway in a multiple ways. Players and coaches went out for practice to fine tune their shooting, and outside Chase Center dozens of fans stocked up on merchandise before the series begins."We do not own any Warriors swag and here we are in the finals," said Andre and Lynee Srinivasan, two Warriors fans. "We think it is entirely possible we could win. Especially with the way we have been playing."The Warriors will have more home games in the NBA finals than away. They have not lost at home yet during this post season. This is the first playoff run in the Warriors' new arena, and CEO Joe Lacob says it is about creating memories for the community.RELATED: X factors and series keys to the Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics showdown"I have been to many arenas and there is no better arena in the world than Chase Center," he said. "It just needs the experiences like this one to give that history."The team...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Starting Saturday, May 28th, all History Colorado museums will be free for children and youth age 18 and younger. This is a policy change, so there is no expiration date on it. (credit History Colorado) “There really is power in kids being connected to the history of where they’re from. It’s a building block of a strong identity, and then it also helps us build a future of an informed citizenry,” said Dawn DiPrince, Executive Director of History Colorado. History Colorado maintains 7 museums across Colorado: At Denver’s History Colorado Center:  kids can participate in a “Lego Scavenger Hunt,” starting Memorial Day, to find 40 historic Colorado Lego creations or undertake history-tied arts and crafts by checking out the “Makerspace.” They can also explore over 15 interactive history exhibits. At Pueblo’s El Pueblo History Museum: kids get to interact with a recreated 1840s adobe trading post and plaza, educational exhibits, and an archaeological excavation site. At Montrose’s Ute Indian Museum: kids get to learn about the Ute peoples while going inside teepees, learning about Bear Dances,...
    The annual Taste of History Gala at De Anza College, which was held in early May this year, is always an opportunity to introduce attendees to the bounty of our local wine region. Did you know that the campus bookstore used to be a winery? The California History Center is located in the Petit Trianon, the former home of Charles Baldwin, who planted vines and built a winery on 70 acres in the flourishing wine region of Cupertino. He hired famed San Francisco architect Willis Polk to design the home in 1895. After several changes in well-to-do ownership, including the heir to the Pullman Coach fortune, the property was sold in 1959 by industrialist E.F. Euphrat, president of Pacific Can Company at the time, to the Foothill College District for the De Anza college campus. He specifically requested that the Petit Trianon and massive stone winery be preserved. After many years of neglect and eventual restoration, the neoclassic-style house became the California History Center, which contains the Stocklmeir Library, a fantastic resource open to the public for a small fee...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There will always be a Little Havana. Miami’s signature neighborhood. A historic refuge for Cuban exiles. The colorful area provides the “Rhythm of Miami,” and yet it has a past well before it was known as Little Havana. READ MORE: Man Accused Of Dumping Balloons Into Biscayne Bay Out Of JailHistoryMiami professor and author Paul George says, “This was Saul’s Kosher Meat market when it opened in the late 1930s.” Yes, a Jewish Deli in what is now Little Havana. Dr. George points across busy SW 8th Street, saying, “This Building was built by a Lebanese developer in 1941.” Upstairs was the Syrian and Lebanese Club a very busy meeting spot in the 1940s. Walking through the history of Little Havana with Dr. Paul George, historian, author, is an eye opener. He has great recall of what the neighborhood looked like in the late 1940s and 50s. He should – he grew up, was raised in the neighborhood, still lives nearby and walks the area on a regular basis guiding history tours. READ MORE: Ex-Hialeah Police Officer...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Ahead of Jewish History Month, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles has a new exhibition, "I'll Have What She's Having: The Jewish Deli."The exhibit is an effort to take a close look at the influence and contributions the Jewish have made to our society through a fun exploration of food, specifically the Jewish deli."L.A. is one of the cultural capitals of the world, really. And I think what we do well here is creating culture is sharing culture," said Laura Mart, co-curator at the Skirball Cultural Center.And the Jewish deli scene is an integral part of our Los Angeles diverse culture. Mart hopes that through a lens of food, people will get a true sense of the contributions immigrants have made to our communities.
    Originally published May 1 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A renowned portrait artist is giving an early look at what will be a first-of-its-kind portrait of the late Walter Mondale. Mark Balma’s work always starts with a drawing. “I didn’t want him portrayed sitting at a desk,” Balma said. “I really wanted him engaged with the viewer. That was his personality, very down to earth, very look-you-straight-in-the-eye,” he said. (credit: CBS) MORE: Biden Calls Walter Mondale ‘Among The Greatest Of All Americans’ At Memorial Service A preparatory drawing of the late Walter Mondale was shown to Gov. Tim Walz, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, even President Joe Biden. The work got Balma the OK to then move on to paint the official portrait for the Minnesota History Center. That’s a process that takes seven months to complete. “I use a method that dates back to Leonardo da Vinci,” he said. Mark Balma (credit: CBS) Balma uses a mahl stick to steady his hand and lavender that dilutes the oil in the paint. When he paints, it’s quiet and focused for five hours a day....
    Share this: Pete Hamill, who died in 2020, became a star in absentia on a Zoom session on March 31 for the Center for Brooklyn History, formerly the Brooklyn Historical Society. His life was featured in the Out of the Box series celebrating the Pete Hamill Archives collection of books, collected notes and ephemera. Moderated by Marcia Ely, the program featured Pete’s brother and fellow columnist, Denis, and his editor, William Phillips, formerly of Little, Brown and Company. During the hour session, they explored Hamill’s writing process through his handwritten notes, correspondence and storyboards of his novels and post-newspaper career. Archivist Sarah Quick discussed an overview of the collection. In the discussion, the participants covered Pete Hamill’s themes of blue collar-working class people and his love of common folks in Brooklyn. His fiction translated real life into believable stories. Denis cited his brother’s music memories and his devotion to libraries, particularly the Brooklyn Public Library, and his eternal generosity.
    What’s the longest home run in every MLB stadium heading into the 2022 season? Thankfully, we gathered the information for you. MLB records are made to be broken and a home run record is one of the most fun to watch. While some records may be several decades old, some are recent and fresh to the memory. Let’s take a look at the longest home runs in the history of each MLB stadium. MLB: Longest home run in every MLB stadiumLongest home run in American Family Field historyMilwaukee Brewers’ third baseman Russell Branyan hit a 480-foot blast on July 27, 2004. Future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux was pitching for the Chicago Cubs.Longest home run in Angel Stadium historyOn June 3, 2012, Texas Rangers’ right fielder Nelson Cruz hit a 484-foot home run to left-center field off Angels reliever Bobby Cassevah.Longest home run in Busch Stadium historyOn June 26, 2021, St. Louis Cardinals‘ first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hit a 470-foot home run to center field off of Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher J.T. Brubaker. The 92.3 mph fastball had a 108.9 mph...
    Share this: The Center for Brooklyn History at Brooklyn Public Library announced the winners of the New York City History Contest on Friday, recognizing projects exploring an extraordinarily wide range of historical events from the First Opium War to the Major League Baseball strike of 1994. PS 49—NO. Manhattan Day School—NO. Hellenic Classical Charter School—NO. Horace Mann School—NO, Academy of American Studies—NO, Brooklyn Tech—YES, Convent of the Sacred Heart—YES, JHS 104—NO, Brooklyn Tech Five Times, JHS 194 NO, JHS 189—NO, Berkeley Carroll-YES, Poly Prep—TWICER, Greek School of Plato—YES, Hunter College—NO, Townsend Harris—NO. “The Center for Brooklyn History welcomes researchers of all ages and interests, as demonstrated by the extraordinary breadth of this year’s History Day projects,” said Linda E. Johnson, President and CEO of Brooklyn Public Library. “From explorations of democracy in ancient Greece to the origins of the crisis at Riker’s, the winning projects are a testament to the power of understanding our past so we can steer toward a brighter future.”
    SHAKOPEE, Minn. (WCCO) — In the middle of Scott County, you can learn about history, culture and language through the eyes of the Dakota people. The Mdewakanton Sioux Cultural Center is an eye-opener for visitors. Hoċokata Ti is the lodge at the center of the camp. It’s also the center of a community — one that’s been here for centuries, yet remains undiscovered by many. READ MORE: Vining's Nyberg Sculpture Park Offers 'Something Different' In Small Town MinnesotaCole Miller is the vice chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. “People are blown away,” Miller said. “The general public, sometimes right here in Shakopee or Prior Lake, have no idea that this tribe even exists.” To help educate people about their Native nation, Mdewakanton Sioux tribal members built a cultural center. They traveled the country and toured a number of museums before they designed this one. You won’t find a single, right angle inside, because they believe life comes full circle. “I think there’s a feeling when you go into buildings that you experience, and now for us...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- In 1971, a group of female historians and activists in Chicago came together to form an organization to shine a spotlight on the contributions of women throughout Chicago's history."If you think back to that time, that was really kind of the beginning of the second wave of the women's movement, and there was a lot of activity in Chicago by young women who were becoming feminists, who were understanding the importance of standing up for women's rights. Many of them had been involved in the Civil Rights Movement or the Peace Movement," said Mary Ann Johnson, the president of the Chicago Women's History Center.The center, located in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, has now been documenting and preserving resources for the study of women's history in the city for 50 years.Johnson acknowledges it took a lot of work to get the CWHC where it is today."Because there just was no understanding of the contributions of women," she said.The center has compiled a book on the biographies of hundreds of pioneering Chicago women from 1790 to 1990 . Currently,...
    "An undocumented Mexican immigrant waits to be in-processed at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), center on April 28, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona." The privately operated immigration prison at the center of a blistering Department of Homeland Security (DHS) watchdog report has a history of targeted violence against detained people, including using chemical agents to squash peaceful demonstrations protesting inhumane conditions. Litigation launched against New Mexico’s Torrance County Detention Facility nearly a year ago said that private prison profiteer CoreCivic deployed 18 guards in riot gear on asylum-seekers who were peaceful protesting unsafe conditions. A number of them would test positive for COVID-19 within days of the violent attack, proving their point. “Defendants responded to the individual Plaintiffs’ peaceful hunger strike by terrorizing them and attacking them with several canisters and grenades of oleoresin capsicum (‘OC’ ) spray, or pepper spray, a harmful chemical agent that irritates the eyes, skin, and respiratory passages,” the lawsuit said. “Defendants deployed the chemical agent in a poorly ventilated space and confined the individual Plaintiffs by blocking the exits while they screamed and choked.” “Many of the individual plaintiffs...
    OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — The discovery of a body inside a wall of the long-shuttered Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center Wednesday is bringing a new spotlight on the historic landmark, now undergoing a complete renovation. The body was found by construction workers as they demolished an interior wall. Authorities said it been there so long it had become mummified, and the person’s age or sex was not able to be immediately determined. READ MORE: UPDATE: Caltrain Collision with Vehicle Causes Huge Fireball on Tracks in San Bruno; 13 InjuredThe convention center opened in 1914, and was closed in 2005. It’s now in the middle of a top-to-bottom renovation that will turn the facility into a modern, multi-use arts space. It’s number 27 on the list of Oakland Historic Landmarks, just ahead of City Hall. And after sitting dormant on the end of Lake Merritt for about 16 years, this building is about to be reborn. “It’s one of those opportunities that doesn’t come by that often,” says Everardo Mora, Project Manager with Orton Development. “You’re dealing with 100 year old...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — There’s a new place to go starting this weekend to better try and understand Minnesota’s history — the good and the bad. It’s a one-of-a-kind exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. READ MORE: 'I'm Very Humbled And Blessed': Medaria Arradondo Reflects On Tenure As First Black MPD ChiefSure, it’s a museum, but it may as well be a library, because it’s full of story after story after story. The brand-new exhibit is called Art Speaks, and it’s an expression of Brian Szatt’s life work. “The opportunity to do a large exhibition like this was really for me a once in a lifetime or once in a career opportunity,” Szatt, the museum’s art curator, said. It’s nestled in the History Center, but unlike other exhibits, this one is all visual art, hand-created by Minnesotans. “We can use a work of art as a window into a whole variety of topics, so we can talk about the individuals that are portrayed or the landscapes that are portrayed, whether that’s Lake Superior or St. Anthony...
    BOSTON (CBS) — This weekend’s To Do List includes a newly-opened exhibit featuring work from a world-renowned artist, a virtual brunch in honor of Black history, and a bull riding competition in Worcester. BANKSY ART EXHIBIT A highly anticipated art exhibit is now open in Harvard Square and gives the public a rare chance to see works from a world-renowned artist in one spot. The touring exhibition, “The Art of Banksy,” features over 100 authentic Banksy pieces from private collectors. https://www.banksyexhibit.com/boston/ When: Now through May 15 Where: 12 Palmer Street, Cambridge Cost: Tickets start at $39.99 VIRTUAL BRUNCH IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY On Sunday, join a virtual wine tasting, brunch, and conversation hosted by Chef Douglass Williams as part of the Community Through Hospitality initiative. All proceeds will be donated to The Steppingstone Foundation. Brunch packages for two can be ordered for pickup at Mida locations in Newton and the South End. https://midarestaurant.com When: Sunday, February 27, 12-1pm Where: Online Cost: $90 (tickets available here) PBR WORCESTER RUMBLE The PBR Worcester Rumble is taking place this Saturday at the...
    This report is part of WTOP’s coverage of Black History Month. Read more stories on WTOP.com. toggle audio on and off change volume download audio WTOP's Jason Fraley previews #BlackOwned at Anacostia Arts Center (Part 1) The Anacostia Arts Center in Southeast D.C. is closing out Black History Month in style. It’s hosting the special series #BlackOwned: Celebrating Black History in the Making. It starts Thursday with the virtual panel “Running Your Race: Resilient Creatives in Action.” “We invited a couple of really dope Black creatives,” Associate Creative Director Jess Randolph told WTOP. “We have Shedrick Pelt, a photojournalist; Jay Sun from Anacosita, a filmmaker who has a piece showing in Cannes; … Jay Coleman, an amazing muralist … then Lee Perine, founder of Black in Space, programs celebrating Black queerness.” The series continues Friday with Regina Shaw Small’s “Popup Black History Museum.” “She’s doing everything she can to bridge the issues of yesterday and tying them into today. Some of the artifacts our elders might recognize, but folks under 25 might not. … You’ll see artifacts from the 1910s and...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – In celebration of Black History Month, CBS2 is taking you to a center dedicated to helping the LGBTQ+ community in the Bronx. As CBS2’s Cindy Hsu reports, it’s a special place where everyone is welcome. READ MORE: Neighbors Stunned By Killing Of SUNY Potsdam Student Beth Howell: 'How Could This Happen?'Sean Ebony Coleman is the founder of Destination Tomorrow, and says he’s the first African American of transgender experience to operate an LGBTQ+ center in New York City. It’s a place that provides services rooted in economic empowerment. “GED, job readiness, professional development, financial literacy – in partnership with TD Bank. I want to give folks sufficient tools so that they can go on to tomorrow and be successful,” Coleman said. Sage Rivera is Destination Tomorrow’s director of programs, but first came to the center years ago as a participant. “It was refreshing to find a place that sort of spoke my language, with people that look like me, and also a place that I could be open and myself and not be judged about it,” Rivera...
    The second statement said the school was shutting down indefinitely and firing the teacher involved in order to avoid putting the children at risk from possible protests. “While wording of Facebook apology was not the best statement, we were trying to send a message to say that research for toddler curriculum was not executed or completed in the manner that it should have been, so we apologize to every and anyone this might have offended,” their statement said in part. "Considering of protests happening at the center that will put the children at risk, in the need, we are closing the ICKids daycare at this time. Families will be provided with a list of child care centers in the area so that they can immediately receive care for their child/children," the statement concluded. The center added that they had a diverse staff, but that if they reopened they would try to do so with a more multicultural staff "with strong child care background knowledge and experience."Here's a news video about the Blackface scandal: ...
    INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) — In preparation for Super Bowl LVI, a matchup between the hometown Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals, L.A. Convention Center is providing fans an opportunity to feel like the pros, if only for a day. Fans of all teams are invited to attend the Los Angeles Super Bowl Experience, which opened to the public on Saturday. READ MORE: Former Rams, UCLA Coach Dick Vermeil, Los Angeles Raiders Wide Receiver Cliff Branch, Trojan John Boselli Elected To Pro Football Hall of FameThey’re given a chance to see NFL history up close, in the form of countless pieces of NFL history displayed in various exhibits, including the Vince Lombardi Trophy, the award given to the team that wins the Super Bowl. The award was introduced by Rams legend Torry Holt, who spent nearly 10 years with the franchise while they played in St. Louis. He was a crucial member of their 1999-2000 Championship team in Super Bowl XXXIV. He spoke with CBS reporters to discuss what that trophy really means for the players, “The hard work, the joy, the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — For many, the Schomburg Center represents the heartbeat of Black history and culture in New York City. Arturo Schomburg helped preserve artifacts that would have been lost to generations. READ MORE: New Exhibit Honors Kool DJ Red Alert And His Influence On Hip HopOld film shows Schomburg inside his namesake center at the New York Public Library, surrounded by the stacks of books and relics he amassed over the course of his lifetime. He was the resident expert and curator of his life’s work, made available to the public in 1925. “How significant do you think Arturo’s contributions were to the archives of Black history as a whole?” CBS2’s Jessica Moore asked Joy Bivins, the center’s director. “There kind of aren’t any words to really express how significant his contributions were because he’s doing this at a time at the turn of the 20th century into the early part of the 20th century when Black people’s humanity is still being questioned,” Bivins said. “And he did it, you know, not part of a university, not because...
    VICTORVILLE (CBSLA) — A 55-year-old man was killed after his Cadillac was hit head-on by a driver who police say was drunk and has had several prior arrests for DUI. Lacey Cecenthia Vickers, 30, of Barstow, was pulled from her burning Jeep SUV immediately after the crash at about 11 p.m. Sunday, according to the Victorville Police Department. The crash happened in the area of Village Drive at Clovis Street in Victorville. READ MORE: Former Spokeswoman For Garcetti Calls For Him To Face Charges Over Rick Jacobs ScandalThe man, a Victorville resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say he was in a Cadillac sedan that was going south on Village Drive when he crashed head-on into Vickers, who was going south in her Jeep, in the center lane of Village Drive, just south of Clovis Street. His name has not been released pending notification of his family. READ MORE: Pedestrian Death Shuts Down 2 Lanes Of Westbound 210 Freeway In Pasadena For Several HoursVickers sustained minor injuries in the crash and is being treated at a trauma center....
    Luther Atkinson played baseball for the Negro Leagues as part of the Satchel Paige All-Stars. He is taking part in a special event at the Springhill Lake Recreation Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for Black History Month. (WTOP/Valerie Bonk) WTOP/Valerie Bonk A special exhibit about Negro Leagues baseball is being presented by Springhill Lake Recreation Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for Black History Month. (WTOP/Valerie Bonk) WTOP/Valerie Bonk A special exhibit about Negro Leagues baseball is being presented by Springhill Lake Recreation Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for Black History Month. (WTOP/Valerie Bonk) WTOP/Valerie Bonk A special exhibit about Negro Leagues baseball is being presented by Springhill Lake Recreation Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for Black History Month. (WTOP/Valerie Bonk) WTOP/Valerie Bonk (1/4) Share This Gallery: Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share via email. Print. This report is part of WTOP’s coverage of Black History Month. Read more stories on WTOP. In Greenbelt, Maryland, there is a special exhibit at the Springhill Lake Recreation Center this weekend that examines the history of Negro League baseball and its impact...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — To celebrate Black History Month, the Paley Center for Media has a new exhibit celebrating nine decades of the Black experience on television. The Paley Center for Media’s vice president, Paul Allen, gave CBS2’s Dave Carlin a tour of “Salute to Black Achievements in Television.” READ MORE: Black History Month: Musicians Affiliated With Harlem Baptist Church Raise The Roof At Westchester Catholic School“To see a Black face on television, it really changed the cultural landscape,” Allen said. The exhibit takes up two floors and looks back at nine decades of media. “It’s really fun. It’s really interactive,” Allen said. It features moments that touched our hearts and changed perceptions, from Sidney Poitier on “Philco Television Playhouse” to Stevie Wonder on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” from Martin Luther King Jr. to “Roots” and “Star Trek.” “There’s something here for everyone,” Allen said. That includes sports, dance shows, talk shows and countless TV characters who became so present in our lives, we think of many of them as family. For some, that includes the cast of a show...
    Listen to the full conversation on our podcast “Beyond the Fame.” The Kennedy Center has the perfect way to kick off Black History Month this Friday. Seven-time Grammy winner Christian McBride presents “The Movement Revisited” to honor Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama. “This was my first-ever long-form opus,” McBride told WTOP. And to perform it, McBride’s bringing his big band, singer Alicia Olatuja and the Howard University choir, led by McBride’s collaborator, J.D. Steele. Tamara Tunie (“Law & Order: SVU”) will read the words of Rosa Parks; Vondie Curtis-Hall (“Chicago Hope”) will read Malcolm X; Dion Graham (“The Wire”) will read Muhammad Ali, and Keith David (“Greenleaf”) will read Dr. King, all backed by the Christian McBride Band. The program features five movements, starting with a tribute to Parks. “I did my best to capture what I thought were the personalities, the feels of each icon,” McBride said. “Rosa Parks: quiet, but very powerful. … It starts with Rosa — ladies first.” The second movement honors Malcolm X, specifically focusing on the last year of...
    A TESLA service center has faced significant damage following the Marshall Fire, which has destroyed nearly 1,000 homes. Many buildings were swallowed by the wildfire that started in Boulder County on December 30. 4A Tesla service center in downtown Superior become one of the nearly 1,000 buildings damaged by the Marshall FireCredit: Google Maps 4A portion of the building has been left charred by the fireCredit: AP A drone captured aerial video of the destroyed neighborhoods including the service center for Elon Musk’s electric car company. The video shows the side of the building burnt out from the wildfire with a few vehicles still in the parking lot. Marshall Fire has become the most destructive blaze in the state’s history but heavy snowfall managed to extinguish most of the flames. Three people were reported missing after the blaze, according to Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, one of the bodies of the missing people was recovered.  One person is still missing in Superior, the other is missing in Marshall, said Pelle. Among the missing was 91-year-old grandmother Nadine Turnbull. The...
    The Target Center in Minneapolis set the record for the coldest game in National Hockey League history when it hosted the Winter Classic on Saturday night. According to Fox 9 Minneapolis, temperatures when the puck dropped at 6:20 p.m. between the Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues were around -7 degrees, and the wind chill was predicted to be around -18 degrees. At 8:30 p.m., temperatures at the stadium were around -9 degrees.  Previously, according to the NHL, the coldest outdoor game was played between the Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens in Edmonton. RANGERS WIN SHOOTOUT, END LIGHTNING'S 7-GAME HOME WIN STREAK Target Center on Saturday, January 1. (Credit: Fox 9 IDS Center webcam) Because of the cold weather, according to the NHL, 40,000 hand-warmers are available to be distributed at the game and concession stands will have soup. Even in sub-zero weather, the ice still has to be heated, according to the article.  "Once we get too cold, we can have some issues with it being brittle or skate marks where it does chip away, so we...
    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Little Tokyo is now home to a brand new multi-purpose sports and activities center. Terasaki Budokan serves as a recreational space where the community can gather and take part in a wide range of activities, including table tennis, Taiko drumming and more.The space also celebrates the rich history and culture of Little Tokyo and offers a variety of free services for the community, including an after-school program for local youth and Zumba classes for seniors.The center also recently hosted a vaccine clinic to deliver COVID-19 boosters to local residents.Watch Anabel Munoz's full report above.
    Former President Donald Trump's and ex-FOX News host Bill O'Reilly's 'History Tour' once again drew sparse crowds at the third stop of their tour in Houston on Saturday. The event at the Toyota Center was delayed by nearly two hours due to stormy weather that apparently interfered with the former president's flight to Texas. It was supposed to start at 3pm local time, but at around 3.30pm, O'Reilly took the stage to explain that weather had delayed Trump's appearance.  Trump's spokeswoman, Liz Harrington tweeted at around 4.14pm local time that the airport had finally reopened, and he finally took the stage at around 5pm. But even when it was originally supposed to start, the Houston Chronicle reports, 'there were still plenty of seats available,' with video taken by Daily Beast reporter Zachary Petrizzo showing hundreds of empty seats as he panned around the stadium. Tickets for the event - which reviews Trump's one-term presidency and his 2024 intentions - ranged from $100 to over $300.  Former President Donald Trump and ex-FOX News host Bill O'Reilly took to the stage at the Toyota...
    Los Angeles’s iconic Staples Center is changing its name for the first time in its 22 years. The venue, which has housed several Los Angeles-based teams including the Lakers, the Clippers, and the Kings in addition to hosting a variety of concerts and other events since 1999 will soon be renamed Crypto.com Arena, according to CBS Sports. Crews began removing letters from the iconic Staples Center sign outside the building Monday, CBS Sports Los Angeles reported. JUST IN: Staples Center signs are being removed from the Los Angeles arena and will be replaced with the new https://t.co/gp8AK4709L Arena logos. (@cryptocom #Cro) Image credit: @NBCLA pic.twitter.com/QryDxx03Ng — Watcher.Guru (@WatcherGuru) December 6, 2021 The change follows a $700 million agreement that will span across 20 years — one of the largest naming rights deals ever, CBS Sports added. “It’ll be weird. I grew up with Staples Center being the place to play and the place to be. It will definitely be weird,” LA Clippers star Paul George said, according to Sports Illustrated. “It’s the same location, but it’s kind of stripping...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Staples Center, the iconic arena in downtown Los Angeles, which has been the home to the Lakers, Clippers and Kings since 1999, will be renamed Crypto.com Arena in what is believed to be the largest naming rights deal in history. Staples originally paid $120 million for a 20-year naming rights deal in 1999. Crypto.com will pay $700 million for a 20-year naming rights deal according to Arash Markazi. READ MORE: 2 On Your Side: Dozens Of Families Lose Their Belongings After Hiring Unlicensed Moving CompanyA source confirmed to CBSLA that the name change will happen on Christmas Day. A formal press release is expected to be released soon. “Known as the Creative Capital of the World, the city of Los Angeles and the people who call it home have always been pioneers, pushing the boundaries and innovating as the undeniable global leaders of culture and entertainment,” said Crypto.com Co-Founder and CEO, Kris Marszalek. “We’re very excited about partnering with AEG and investing long term in this city, starting with Crypto.com Arena in the heart of downtown, and...