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Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee Dies at age 102
January 20, 2022
Decorated Tuskegee Airman Brigadier Gen. Charles McGee has died at age 102. He passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday morning, January 16, according to family spokesperson. ... read more »
Attorney General Reverses Jim Crow, Pro-Segregation Opinions
January 14, 2022
Outgoing Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Thursday reversed more than 50 legal opinions issued by predecessors during the Jim Crow and Massive Resistance eras that justified segregation, interracial marriage bans and other racist laws. ... read more »
Black history sites in 5 Southern states to receive grants
January 14, 2022
Sites associated with Black history in five Southern states will each receive grants of $50,000 from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal advocacy group based in Alabama, the organization said Tuesday. ... read more »
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Black History Month Around The World
January 13, 2022
"Black History is everyone's history." ... read more / watch video »
WATCH:15 Untold Black History Inventors Wasn’t Taught At School
January 13, 2022
Most people have heard about famous inventions like the light bulb, the cotton gin and the penicillin. Take a moment and look around. Do you see any inventions? Inventions are everywhere you look! Your computer, your clothes, your notebook, your furniture - inventions are all around you. An object may have been invented a long time ago, or it may be an improvement based on other inventions, but every man made object you see was originally an invention of some kind. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Race and Space Pt. 1
January 13, 2022
In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts spoke with three Black astronomers to discuss the relationship of race and space. In Part 1, they discuss the important question of 'why are there so few Black astronomers?' ... read more / watch video »
Martin Luther King, Jr. – The Other America 2.0
January 13, 2022
In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., espoused that America literally existed as two Americas.  In his depiction of the two Americas, Dr. King spoke of one America where the land overflowed with the “milk of prosperity and the honey of opportunity.”  King implored Blacks to imagine experiencing the unencumbered pursuit of happiness.  ... read more »
Congresswoman Lee Applauds U.S. Mint Release of Maya Angelou Quarter
January 11, 2022
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) today applauded the United States Mint for beginning shipments of the first coins in the American Women Quarters (AWQ) Program, starting with the Maya Angelou quarter ... read more »
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Last Parent of a Child Killed in 1963 Church Bombing Dies
January 4, 2022
Maxine McNair, the last living parent of any of the four Black girls killed in a 1963 Alabama church bombing, died Sunday. She was 93. ... read more »
Mary Alice Jervay Thatch, Freedom Fighting Publisher of Wilmington Journal Dies
December 30, 2021
Mary Alice Jervay Thatch, who often told the story of how as a baby, she used her diaper to clean the floor of the Wilmington Journal and who went on to become the editor and publisher of the historical newspaper, has died at the age of 78. ... read more »
Aaron, Elder Overcame Hate to Achieve Records, Milestones
December 28, 2021
Henry Aaron made history with one swing of his bat. A year later and on the other side of Georgia, Lee Elder made history with one swing of his driver. They both overcame racist threats to reach milestones that will always be part of sports lore. ``Hammerin' Hank'' supplanted Babe Ruth at the top of baseball's all-time home run list and Elder became the first Black golfer to play in the Masters. ... read more »
Procession, Festival Mark Start of Kwanzaa
December 27, 2021
The 45th edition of what organizers say is the world's oldest Kwanzaa procession was held today in South Los Angeles to mark the start of the seven-day African-American festival. ... read more »
Dr. Charles Johnson, Duke Medical School Pioneer, Dies at 94
December 20, 2021
Dr. Charles Johnson, the first Black faculty member in the Duke University School of Medicine and first Black physician on the university faculty, has died. He was 94. ... read more »
Doc on Civil Rights Icon Fannie Lou Hamer to Air in February
December 20, 2021
A documentary about Mississippi Delta sharecropper and civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer will open the 10th season of the Emmy award-winning PBS series, America ReFramed. ... read more »
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