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'Joker,' Tom Hanks' Mr. Rogers pic among TIFF selections

Jul. 23, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An origin story about the Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, a Mr. Rogers biopic with Tom Hanks and a film about strippers scamming Wall Street bankers with Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B are among the films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. TIFF Artistic...

A list of African American sites getting preservation grants

Jul. 5, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — This is a list of historic sites receiving grants from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, an effort by the National Trust for Historic Preservation: — African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School (Museum of African American History) - Boston, Massachusetts. The...

Group grants $1.6M for places that are part of black history

Jul. 5, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than $1.6 million in grants are going to 22 sites and organizations to help preserve black history. The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the grants Friday during the 25th annual Essence Festival in New Orleans. "The recipients of this funding shine a light on once...

Treasury's watchdog to look into Tubman bill delay

Jun. 24, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

The U.S. Treasury's watchdog says it will look into why the redesign of the $20 bill featuring abolitionist Harriet Tubman was delayed. The Office of the Inspector General said in a letter on Friday to Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., that it will consider the matter as part of an audit that is about to begin. The...