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While our first anniversary of the opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture is not until September 24th, 2017, we are celebrating a little early with a special release of limited passes for charter members.
Today, Wednesday, August 9, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern), we are opening our advance timed entry pass system for charter members who want to reserve passes for September and October 2017 to help us celebrate our anniversary.
The special Charter Members-only webpage can be accessed at https://nmaahc.si.edu/chartermbrpass. Available dates will appear in bold. Dates not bolded indicate entry passes are no longer available.
Passes are required for entrance into the museum and will continue indefinitely. Passes may be printed or displayed on a smartphone.
For more information on planning your visit to the NMAAHC, visit https://nmaahc.si.edu. For questions about your membership, please call 1-866-297-4020.
We look forward to seeing you at the NMAAHC during our anniversary month and beyond!
The NMAAHC Membership Team National Museum of African American History and Culture
Date: June 12, 2017 at 8:20:47 PM EDT Subject:Black people eat more fast food than anybody else
Hello, I hope you're doing well.
I recently read a story about the fact that African Americans consume more fast food than any other race in America. There was a part of me that thought about the food desserts in our communities and the fact that healthy food can be more expensive.
There was another part of me, however, that thought about other studies that show that African Americans watch more TV than other people. I then wondered how much individual choice plays a role in our daily decision making and whether or not some of us are buying what we WANT but claiming to not be able to afford the things that we NEED.
In our quest for self-awareness as a community, it might make sense for us to openly challenge some of our habits, and ask ourselves: If I can afford to spend $10 a day on fast food, can I also afford $10 a day to invest for my future?
Sure, a stock portfolio doesn't taste as good as a cheeseburger, but it also doesn't give you diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. A big piece of our personal and collective success often comes down to making sacrifices and focusing less on our limitations than our possibilities. In fact, I dare say that if black people were to invest as much money into the stock market as we invest in McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's fast food, our wealth would grow by at least a trillion dollars within one generation.
About BCA Community Grants: Each year BCA provides individual artists, collectives and organizations the opportunity to apply for funds to support grassroots and organizational community-centered arts and culture initiatives and projects. BCA Grants seek to foster the continuing development of local cultural resources, responsive to community needs. Each grant program supports projects and activities between January 1st and December 31, 2018, grants range from $1,000 to $5,000. Applications for the 2017-2018 grants will be available from the Bronx Council on the Arts beginning July 1st 2017.