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Amidst Global Troubles, MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Winners 'Provoke And Inspire'

| This year's MacArthur Fellows — recipients of what's commonly called the Genius Grant — include artists, scientists, dancers and more. They'll each receive a no-strings-attached $625,000 award.

Mellon Foundation Pledges $250 Million To Rethink Nation's Monuments


The new project will fund efforts to create new monuments, as well as contextualize or relocate existing ones, to tell a "more inclusive story of our history."

Africans Mourn Chadwick Boseman: 'A Great Tree Has Fallen'


For many Africans, Boseman's role as King T'Challa in 'Black Panther' was a powerful reminder of what is possible on the continent.

'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Cancer At Age 43


A statement on posted to the actor's Twitter on Friday said Boseman had battled colon cancer for the last four years.

One-Third Of U.S. Museums May Not Survive The Year, Survey Finds


In a survey of more than 750 museum directors, 33% of them said there was either a "significant risk" of closing permanently by next fall or that they didn't know if their institutions would survive.

Ghost Ship Fire Victims To Receive $32.7 Million Settlement From City Of Oakland


The deadly fire at the warehouse-turned-arts space killed 36 people.

Fired Over Anti-Semitic Comments, Nick Cannon Wants 'Wild 'N Out' Ownership


The actor and comedian was fired from his long running show Wild 'N Out for anti-Semitic comments he made on his podcast. He demanded full ownership of the brand he helped create.

Regardless Of What You Think, 'Irregardless' Is A Word


Grammarians are up in arms over dictionaries including "irregardless." The Merriam-Webster dictionary responds: "We do not make the English language, we merely record it."


The NEA Announces Its 2020 National Heritage Fellowship Winners


A soul singer from Atlanta, an Iroquois bead artist, West African dancers and an Armenian vocalist are among this year's recipients of National Heritage Fellowship