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NASA Names Headquarters After ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson
June 25, 2020
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Wednesday the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA. ... read more »
Juneteenth—An American Holiday for Freedom
June 18, 2020
June 19, celebrated as “Juneteenth,” a special moment in American history, our nation’s second Independence Day. A day that established a progressive step for human rights, and commemorates the end of slavery in all 50 states. ... read more »
Back Fact of the Day: April 23, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
April 23, 2020
Leroy T. Walker, the first Black president of the United States Olympic Committee, passed away, 2012. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: April 22, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
April 22, 2020
Dr. Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, who was once denied admission in Law school in OK, was appointed to the Board of Regents of the Univ. of OK, 1992. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: April 21, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
April 21, 2020
A ship named "Azor" left Charleston, SC on embark on a 42 day trip with 206 Africans to return to Liberia (West Africa), 1878. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: April 16, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
April 16, 2020
Michael Jordan played his final game and received a three minute standing ovation, 2003. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: April 15, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
April 15, 2020
The first African American mayor of Chicago, Harold Washington, was born, 1922. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: April 14, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
April 14, 2020
Classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop singer Nina Simone was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2018. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: April 8, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
April 8, 2020
The most respected bridge builder of the 19th century, Horace King, was born in South Carolina, 1807. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: April 7, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
April 7, 2020
General Roscoe Robinson Jr. Auditorium was dedicated at West Point in honor of Army 4-star General, Roscoe Robinson Jr., 2000. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: April 3, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
April 3, 2020
The father of Black History Month, Carter G. Woodson, passed away at the age of 74, 1950. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: April 2, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
April 2, 2020
South African politician and activist, Winnie Mandela, passed away in Johannesburg, South Africa, 2018. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: April 1, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
April 1, 2020
African and Mexican revolutionary, Vicente Ramón Guerrero Saldaña, became Mexico's second president, 1829. ... read more »
Black Press of America Celebrates 193 Years of Freedom-Fighting Journalism
March 19, 2020
“As we deal with some of the most challenging times in modern history, it is important that we understand the significance of the Black Press in reporting on and recording our history,” said National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chair, and publisher of the Houston Forward Times, Karen Carter Richards. The NNPA is the national trade association representing America’s Black Press. ... read more »
150 Years After Ratification of the 15th Amendment, Black Votes Are Still Contested: The Black fight for the franchise
March 12, 2020
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” So reads the 15th Amendment, ratified on February 3, 1870, the third of what came to be known as the Reconstruction amendments. ... read more »
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