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This Week in Black History (July 30)
July 30, 2015
This week's facts about Black history figures. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (July 22)
July 23, 2015
A week by week lesson on Black History. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (July 16)
July 16, 2015
A dose of black history every week. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (July 9)
July 9, 2015
1955- E. Frederic Morrow was appointed as an administrative aide to President Eisenhower and became the first African American to hold an executive position in the White House staff. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (July 2)
July 2, 2015
(July 2) 2001- Robert Tools became the first recipient in the world to receive an AbioCor, a self contained artificial heart, at Saint Thomas hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (June 25-July 1)
June 25, 2015
June 25 1968- Lincoln Alexander became the first African American Member of Parliament in the Canadian Parliament. June 26 1967- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was denied freedom of speech in Chicago area churches because of the accusations of being a radical preacher. ... read more »
Veteran News Anchor to Receive Los Angeles Area Governors Award
June 11, 2015
Pat Harvey, iconic local news anchor and nationally-renowned broadcast news reporter, has been selected as this year’s Los Angeles Area Governors Award recipient.  The announcement was made recently on the CBS2 News at 5pm by Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (June 11-17)
June 11, 2015
June 11 1964- Anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly attempting to sabotage the white South African government.  June 12   1991- Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers, ... read more »
This Week in Black History (June 4-10)
June 4, 2015
June 4 1989- Actress and singer Ruth Brown, alongside three other African American actors, was nominated for a Tony Award for her work in the play “Black and Blue”.   ... read more »
This Week in Black History (May 28-June 3)
May 28, 2015
May 28 1944-Four time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and humanitarian Gladys Knight was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She is best known for her hits recorded in the 1960’s and 1970’s for Motown and Buddah records. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (May 21-27)
May 21, 2015
May 21 1975- Lowell W. Perry was confirmed as the chairman of the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC). He was later sworn into office on May 27. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (May 14-20)
May 14, 2015
May 14 1969- John B. McLendon Jr. became the first African American coach in the American Basketball Association when he signed a two-year contract with the Denver Rockets, ... read more »
This Week in Black History (May 7-13)
May 7, 2015
May 7 1976- American lawyer and public official William H. Hastie was inaugurated as the first Black Governor of the United States Virgin Islands. Hastie was known for his advocacy for the civil rights of African Americans. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (April 30-May 6)
April 30, 2015
April 30 1992- The iconic family sitcom “The Cosby Show” featuring Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad ended. The successful show, which chronicled the lives of an upper middle class African-American family, ... read more »
This Week in Black History (April 23-29)
April 23, 2015
(Charlotte Ray) April 23 1872- Charlotte E. Ray became the first female African American lawyer in the United States admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. ... read more »
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