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Ambassadors (Part II)
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 26 February 2009
"They represented the United States throughout the World" Many of the Black men and women who represented the United States as ambassadors have done extraordinary work and for the most ... read more >>
PATRICE LUMUMBA
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 19 February 2009
"Legendary freedom fighter and founding Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo" "What we want for our country is its right to an honorable life, to a dignity without ... read more >>
Broadway Federal Bank
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 February 2009
"For over six decades, "Broadway" has been the community banker." As the nation's economic condition worsens, it is fitting to note that a local of bank, dedicated to serving ... read more >>
Charles C. Diggs, Jr.
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 January 2009
"As the first Black congressman from Michigan, he helped form the Congressional Black Caucus." "When we talk about self determination for the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.), ... read more >>
The Campaign
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 22 January 2009
"Obama's road to the White House changed the dynamics of presidential campaigns forever"THE ANNOUNCEMENT One of the cornerstones of American democracy is that every four years a president ... read more >>
The 1963 March on Washington
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 January 2009
"There Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I-Have-A-Dream" Speech" The 1963 March on Washington drew a crowd of over 250,000 people and it heralded the height of the ... read more >>
The Ambassadors
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
"They represent(ed) the United States throughout the world" United States ambassadors are high-ranking accredited diplomats who serve as the official representative of the U.S. to foreign ... read more >>
The Departed 2008
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 01 January 2009
"They're gone but their memories still linger on" JANUARY: ERNIE "ARROWHEAD" HOLMES--won two super bowls as anchor of Pittsburgh Steelers. (1/17) FEBRUARY: JOHNNIE CARR--succeeded ... read more >>
Bob Jones
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 December 2008
Though the name "Bob Jones" is a common name, there was nothing common about Robert Gooden Jones, a Motown legend, a publicist, an author and also well known as vice president of Michael ... read more >>
Plessy vs Ferguson
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 December 2008
"The dictum of this decision enshrined 'separate-but-equal' into the fabric of society" Prior to the Plessy vs Ferguson United States Supreme Court decision in 1896, Blacks and Whites ... read more >>
John Mercer Langston 1829 - 1897
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 04 December 2008
John Mercer Langston was born a free man in Louisa County, Virginia. He was the son of Ralph Quarles, a White plantation owner and Lucy Langston, a Black Native American woman, one of Quarles' ... read more >>
Rosewood
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 27 November 2008
Rosewood was a predominantly Black town in Florida that experienced one of the most vicious massacres of Black people in America early in the 20th century. That the massacre was not widely reported ... read more >>
The Senators
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 November 2008
Since the nation was founded, there have been five Black senators in the United States Senate—there were three Republicans and two Democrats. The Republicans were Hiram R. Revels and Blanche K. ... read more >>
Robben Island
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 October 2008
In the annuals of history, there have been numerous inhumane prisons where men have banished other men for crimes and “non-crimes” especially militant, political activities, the latter became ... read more >>
Norman Whitfield
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 09 October 2008
 Norman WhitfieldNorman Whitfield was one of the architects of the Motown sound during the 60s and 70’s; he was a talented songwriter, arranger and record producer extraordinaire. He did not ... read more >>
Fannie Lou Hamer
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 02 October 2008
Fannie Lou HamerIf Fannie Lou Hamer were alive today, the 2008 presidential campaign would bring tears to her eyes and a smile to her face. She would have been able to rest for a while, take a deep breath ... read more >>
Duke Ellington
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 September 2008
 Duke EllingtonBorn Edward Kennedy Ellington, the masterful music he made and left a distinguished legacy to the world. As one of the most important composers in the history of jazz, “Duke” ... read more >>
Shirley Clarke Franklin
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 28 August 2008
Mayor Shirley Clarke FranklinIn 2005, Mayor Shirley Clarke Franklin of Atlanta was named one of the top five best big-city mayors and one of the best leaders. She was the first woman ever to be elected ... read more >>
Isaac Hayes
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 August 2008
  1942 - 2008Isaac Hayes was called the Black Moses, but he would always let it be known that he was the Moses of Music and nothing more. As one of the leading artists for Stax Records, Hayes ... read more >>
Thomas ‘Tom’ Bradley
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 07 August 2008
 Mayor Tom Bradley Thomas J. “Tom” Bradley made history in 1973 when he became the first Black mayor of Los Angeles, the nation’s second largest city. He went on to be the longest ... read more >>
Willie L. Brown
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 31 July 2008
 Mayor  Willie BrownIn addition to serving two terms as the first Black mayor of San Francisco, Willie L. Brown is also well known as the longest serving Speaker of the California Assembly. ... read more >>
David Dinkins
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 July 2008
  David DinkinsWhen David N. Dinkins became the first Black mayor of New York City, he completed a coast-to-coast phenomenon that started with Los Angeles, Chicago and several large urban municipalities ... read more >>
Kenneth ‘Ken’ Gibson
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 17 July 2008
  Kenneth Gibson Kenneth Allen Gibson was an engineer for the New Jersey Highway Department, the chief engineer for the Newark Housing Authority and the chief structural engineer for Newark ... read more >>
Richard G. Hatcher
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 July 2008
 Mayor Richard G. HatcherAfter the Civil Rights Era of the 1960’s, the historic March on Washington and the passing of some sweeping civil rights laws, several Black mayors of major cities—especially ... read more >>
Coleman Young
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 July 2008
 Mayor Coleman Young views his cityColeman Young was famous for the blunt statements he sometimes used publicly because they were often peppered with profanity. He said, “Swearing is an art ... read more >>

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Sun Mar 1 12:00PM - 3:00PM
What Is…A Producer? Networking Event
Sat Mar 7 8:00AM -
Love You Madly: A Portrait of Duke Ellington
Sat Mar 14 12:00AM
8th Annual TST Ten Minute Play Festival
Sat Mar 21 8:00AM -
Bananas!
Sun Mar 22 8:00AM -
Bananas!