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This Week in Black History (December 18-24)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 18 December 2014
(Cicely Tyson) December 18 1996- Oakland, California School Board becomes the first in the nation to recognize Black English, also known as Ebonics, as a separate language, not a dialect or slang. December ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (December 11-17)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 11 December 2014
(Sam Cooke) December 11 1964- Legendary singer Sam Cooke died after he demanded entrance into his room at the Hacienda Motel, Los Angeles, where he was staying. After a brief physical struggle, the ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (December 4-10)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 05 December 2014
(Fred Hampton) December 4 1915- The Great Migration began with approximately two million African American Southerners move to the Northern industrial centers to find work within the next following ... read more >>
This Week In Black History (Nov. 27 - Dec. 3): The Truth behind Thanksgiving
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 27 November 2014
These photos depict the Pequot Massacre where hundreds of Native Indians were killed by Europeans and Pilgrims upset by a death of a fellow European Pilgrim  We all enjoy the holidays especially ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Nov. 20 - Nov. 26)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 20 November 2014
        (Elijah Muhammad) November 20 1962- President John F. Kennedy issued executive order barring racial discrimination in federally financed housing. November 21 1918- Henry B. Delany elected ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Nov. 13 - Nov. 19)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 13 November 2014
(Agbani Darego) November 13 1913- Dr. Daniel Hale Williams became the first African American elected to the American College of Surgeons. Williams was also the first person to perform open-heart surgery. 1940- ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Nov. 6 - Nov. 12)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 06 November 2014
(Charlie Sifford) November 6 1928- Oscar DePriest was elected to the 71st Congress from Illinois' First Congressional District in Chicago. He was the first congressman from the Northern part of the ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Sept. 25 - Oct. 1)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Contributing Writer 25 September 2014
(Bessie Smith)   September 25 1861- The Secretary of the Navy authorizes the enlistment of African Americans in the Union Navy. The enlistees could achieve no rank higher than “boys” and receive ... read more >>
This Week in Black History (Sept. 18 - Sept. 24)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Contributing Writer 18 September 2014
(Jimi Hendrix) September 18 1850- As part of the Compromise of 1850, U.S. Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Law. It required that all escaped slaves were, upon capture, to be returned to their masters ... read more >>
This Week In Black History (Sept. 11 - Sept. 17)
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Contributing Writer 11 September 2014
(Quincy Jones) September 11 1851- African Americans routed a band of slave catchers attempting on enslaving escaped slaves in Christiana, Pennsylvania. One white was killed and one wounded. 1965- ... read more >>
‘Queen of Creole Cuisine’ Leah Chase
Written by Kimberlee Buck Sentinel Intern 18 July 2014
In this Jan. 20, 2009 file photo, Chef Leah Chase, owner of Dooky Chase’ prepares for lunch at her restaurant in New Orleans. (Associated Press) Creole chef Leah Chase is practically synonymous with ... read more >>
Late Mississippi Civil Rights Hero Clyde Kennard Honored in D.C.
Written by Avis Thomas-Lester Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 26 November 2013
Greeted at Airport. Chicago, Illinois: Clyde Kennard, 35, the first Negro to try to integrate a Mississippi university, is greeted by his sister, Mrs. Sara Tarpley, at O'Hare Airport here early February ... read more >>
The Second District Steps into the Fight Towards a Cure for Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Written by Sentinel News Servicegeneralinfo@lasentinel.net 17 October 2013
Major support for the event was provided by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas.  Cancer activist and star of Emmy award-winning show “Felicity” and “Tyler Perry’s ... read more >>
Adam Clayton Powell & Wyatt Tee Walker
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor)n 29 November 2012
  Adam Clayton     Wyatt Tee Walker      “TWO PASTORS WHO SERVED BEYOND THE FOUR WALLS”     ADAM CLAYTON POWELL, JR.. Civil Rights Leader, Congressman, Baptist Minister When ... read more >>
AMBASSADOR SUSAN RICE
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 22 November 2012
AMBASSADOR SUSAN RICE “The First Black Woman to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations” At present, Susan Rice is the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations – she speaks for the U.S. in ... read more >>
“Some who fought for the ‘Right to Vote’- a weekly series counting down to the election”
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 October 2012
 Frederick Douglass     Fannie Lou Hamer, Pleading for the right to vote     For those who think that your vote doesn't count, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “NOTHING IN THE WORLD IS ... read more >>
BUSTAMANTE and MANLEY, the fathers of Jamaica’s independence
Written by Super User 23 August 2012
BUSTAMANTE and MANLEY, the fathers of Jamaica’s independence In honor of the 50th anniversary of the independence of Jamaica (August 6), and being the home of the world’s fastest man. (Usain Bolt).      SIR ... read more >>
A tribute to Black Athletes – past and present
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 August 2012
Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas The Black athletes who won gold medals during the XXX Olympiad in London included – but definitely not limited to – Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas (gymnastics), Serena and ... read more >>
Eula McClaney
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 August 2012
    Eula McClaney, in front of her Holmby Hills estate La-Doris McClaney McClaney's book       EULA MCCLANEY   She went from a sharecropper's shack to a Holmby ... read more >>
Tribute to Independence – Part Four
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 26 July 2012
Boukman’s voodoo ceremony at Bois Caiman   Alexandre Petion Dutty Boukman TRIBUTE TO INDEPENDENCE – Part four Dutty BOUKMAN and Alexandre PETION “Unsung Heroes of the Haitian Revolution” ... read more >>
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 June 2012
Dr. Kwame NkrumahNkrumah with the Father of the American Civil Rights MovementThe Big Six--Fathers of Africa's independence movements (Osageyfo) Dr. Kwame NkrumahFATHER of Ghana's independence & indeed ... read more >>
Media Pioneers
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 07 June 2012
William M. Trotter Media Pioneers"They chronicled the Black experience in different ways; print & film"William Monroe Trotter Civil Rights Activist and JournalistSunrise: April 7, 1872--Sunset: April ... read more >>
Inventors and Pioneers
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 31 May 2012
 Inventors and Pioneers Their works have lived on and have shaped our quality of lifeGeorge Washington Carver“The Wizard of Tuskegee”Sunrise: 1864 – Sunset: 1943      George Washington Carver ... read more >>
WILMA (Rudolph) and ALTHEA (Gibson)
Written by Super User 25 May 2012
WILMA (Rudolph) and ALTHEA (Gibson)They paved the way in Track-and-Field and Tennis for Flo-Jo, Jackie Joyner Kersee, and others; and Serena and Venus Williams, and many, many more. WILMA G. RUDOLPH (Sunrise: ... read more >>
Those Who Made a Difference and Are Not Well-Known
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 25 May 2012
“Women and Men who made a difference and are not well-known or remembered”MAGGIE LENA WALKER   Maggie Walker was the first woman to found a bank in the United States. She also established the ... read more >>



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