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WATCH: Nate King Cole Rare Performance, Today the Legend Turns 100-March 17
March 17, 2019
Complete wold famous BBC TV special from 1963 September by Nat King Cole in HD resolution. ... read more »
New Interactive Website Featuring Henry Louis Gates, Tracks Slave Voyages
March 7, 2019
The new slave voyages website counts as the product of three years of development by a multi-disciplinary team of historians, librarians, curriculum specialists, cartographers, computer programmers, and web designers, in consultation with scholars of the slave trade from universities in Europe, Africa, South America, and North America. ... read more »
At 88, Toni Morrison Personifies the Strength of Black Womanhood
February 28, 2019
With each masterful stroke of her pen, typewriter or (later) her computer keyboard, Legendary author, Toni Morrison keeps readers of her works and listeners of her words spellbound. “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives,” she once said. ... read more »
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., A Civil Rights Trailblazer for the African American People  
February 28, 2019
Pastor, politician, and activist Adam Clayton Powell Jr. is arguably the greatest African American political leader of his time. This is his story.   ... read more »
The Peters Sisters Dominated Black Tennis
February 28, 2019
In 1916, the American Tennis Association (ATA) was founded when Black people were being banned from USLTA-sanctioned events. They began an annual national championship tournament a year later. Around Margaret Peters and Matilda Roumania Peters were born, Margaret in 1915 and Matilda in 1917. ... read more »
Black History Month: Black Designers
February 28, 2019
We look at the amazing contributions Black men and women have made to the world of fashion. ... read more »
This Week in Black Faith History – Minister Jarena Lee
February 27, 2019
Minister Jarena Lee was the first authorized female  ...  in the  ...  Church. Lee, whose family or maiden name is unknown, was born to a poor but free black family on February 11, ... read more »
Ross Dickinson’s Mural: A Timeless Connection with Jefferson High and the Eastside Community
February 21, 2019
 Recently I visited the Jefferson High Library to conduct research on the history of the school. As I gathered data, four individuals from the Los Angeles Unified School District walked in to conduct a survey of the library that will provide input to the Board of Education as plans are being finalized for the school’s 130 million-dollar renovation project. ... read more »
NAACP Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Freedom Fighting
February 21, 2019
“Had there been no May 17, 1954 (the day the Supreme Court ruled in Brown V. Board of Education), I’m not sure there would have been a Little Rock. I’m not sure there would have been a Martin Luther King Jr., or Rosa Parks, had it not been for May 17, 1954. It created an environment for us to push, for us to pull,” Lewis said. ... read more »
The Flood v. Kuhn Case Was a Catalyst to Free Agency in Pro Sports
February 21, 2019
Throughout history, professional athletes battled against the league they play for over unfair treatment. ... read more »
Black History Month: Two Centuries of Black History and the Black Press 
February 21, 2019
“The Black Press is an aspect of the fabric of the Black existence in America that is not getting enough attention or support from the community,” Kisha A. Brown, the founder and CEO of Justis Connection, told NNPA Newswire.   ... read more »
Roberta Reddick – Early Trailblazer for Black Females in Law Enforcement 
February 21, 2019
When Roberta Reddick entered LAPD’s ranks in 1947, only a very small number of Black females - less than 10 – were on the force.    ... read more »
Sundance 2019: Chinonye Chukwu First Black Woman to Win U.S. Top Prize
February 14, 2019
Clemency is the second feature film for writer/director Chukwu, who worked on the clemency campaign for Tyra Patterson. Patterson was wrongly accused of murder and eventually released after serving 23 years in prison. ... read more »
Prominent Figures of the Negro Leagues
February 14, 2019
Before Jackie Robinson, many African Americans displayed top-notch performances on a baseball diamond ... read more »
Black History Month: Black Inventors
February 14, 2019
We look at the amazing contributions Black men and women have made to society ... read more »
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