The gap between the number of blacks and whites in prison is shrinking

Blacks have long outnumbered whites in U.S. prisons. But a significant decline in the number of black prisoners in recent years has steadily narrowed that gap to the point where it is half as wide as it was in 2009, when America’s prison population peaked, according to new data from …

Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration Kicks off January Schedule at Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

January 12, 2018 The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will celebrate Martin Luther King Day with live music, a film screening and interactive activities for guests and museum visitors. Monday, Jan. 15, the museum will commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a …

Presentación de los retratos del presidente Barack Obama y señora Michelle Obama

Media only:  Concetta Duncan  (202) 633-9989duncanc@si.edu Marielba Alvarez (202) 633-2585alvarezma@si.edu Linda St.Thomas   (202) 633-5188stthomasl@si.edu #myNPG What:  Presentación del retrato del presidente Barack Obama y señora Michelle Obama en la Galería Nacional de Retratos del Smithsonian Date:  Friday, February 2, 2018 – 8:00am When:  Lunes, 12 de febrero 8:00 a.m.: Llegada …