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‘Mightier Than the Sword –The History of the Black Press’
October 1, 2020
From the Freedom’s Journal to the Chicago Defender, and of course, the Los Angeles Sentinel, Black publications and journalists have been on the frontlines fighting for social justice, equality, and basic human rights for Black communities. With the recent killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, Black America is reminded of the power the Black press holds. The rage, the protests, the tears, and the chants screaming, “Black Lives Matter,” inspire Black newspapers and digital media outlets to keep advocating for change. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Sunday August 30, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
August 30, 2020
Black Fact of the Day: Sunday August 30, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365 Wilberforce University, was established by the AME Church and became the first HBCU founded by African Americans, 1856 Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com ... read more »
CSU Dominguez Hills to Receive Mayme Agnew Clayton Collection of African American History and Culture
July 26, 2020
California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) signed a historic agreement with the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum (MCLM) board of directors to house the Mayme A. Clayton Collection of African American History and Culture on campus in the Gerth Archives and Special Collections. The university intends to begin immediately cataloguing and archiving the collection so that it is more visible and accessible to the public. ... read more »
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Black Catholics’ history: Will US Catholic schools teach it?
July 26, 2020
The history of Black Catholics in the U.S. is a dramatic mix of struggles and breakthroughs, but it has been largely ignored in the curriculum of Catholic schools. That may soon change. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Sunday July 26, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
July 26, 2020
The West African country of Liberia, where a number of African Americans came from, became independent 1847. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com ... read more »
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 »
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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 »
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