A couple of items from the late, great J. Dilla‘s production arsenal are heading to the Smithsonian. At the 9th annual DC Loves Dilla event in Washington DC, Dilla’s mother, Ma Dukes, revealed this her son’s MPC sampler and custom Moog will be housed in the Museum Of African American History And Culture.
Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Harvard professor that made headlines after he was arrested by Cambridge police, is donating the handcuffs used to detain him to the Smithsonian. Gates tells the New York Times that he donated the handcuffs to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture after reconciling with Sgt. James […]
The wife of former President George W. Bush is taking on a new role, this time as a member of the Smithsonian’s Black History board. With her new position she’ll join the board in charge of raising money for the Smithsonian’s forthcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture scheduled to open in 2015. […]