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BECOMING by Michelle Obama Set to Release This Fall
June 1, 2018
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. ... read more »
Celebrating Writer and Educator Charles Johnson
May 31, 2018
While a graduate student at SUNY, Johnson produced numerous short stories. In these works, Johnson experimented with the fusing of philosophical interpretative method to literary form.  He later used this technique in his two most important non-fiction books: Being and Race (1988) and Turning the Wheel: Essays in Buddhism and Writing (2003). ... read more »
The Legacy of Dr. King and the “Bank In” Movement
April 19, 2018
After 50 years, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on through the legacy of Unity Bank and Trust, the current work of OneUnited Bank and all Black banks. We are honored to carry the torch…and recognize the importance of passing the baton from “bank in” to #BankBlack. ... read more »
The Legacy of Jazz Pioneer Buddy Collette
April 12, 2018
William “Buddy” Collette, the iconic jazz bandleader and educator, will be honored by the California Jazz Foundation Saturday, April 14, at the 6th annual “Give the Band a Hand” gala.  ... read more »
Linda Brown, the central figure of the Brown v. Board of Education case, dies at age 76
March 27, 2018
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. He and several black families were turned away, sparking the Brown v. Board of Education case that challenged segregation in public schools. ... read more »
Women’s History Month: Black Women In Comics
March 15, 2018
During this Women’s History Month, we take a look at Black women who are contributing to the comic book industry. Whether showcasing black characters as super heroes and adventurers or opening the door to fantasy from a Black LGBTQ perspective, these women are changing the face of comics. ... read more »
15 Past and Modern Day Female Activists of Our Time 
March 1, 2018
Since the beginning of its inception, women have dedicated their lives to shaping and transforming America into the country we see today. This week, we kick-off the celebration of Women’s History Month by paying homage to a few women of color, who have rallied for change both locally and nationally.  ... read more »
Athlete Activists: Sports Figures Who Spoke Up for the Masses
February 22, 2018
These athletes rallied for the masses in order to enforce equality ... read more »
Black History Month – Thomas A. Dorsey
February 7, 2018
A Moment in African American Faith History – Thomas A. Dorsey Thomas A. Dorsey, widely considered as “The Father of Black Gospel Music,” was born in Villa Rica, ... read more »
Notable Black Soccer Players in History
February 1, 2018
People throughout the African diaspora have shown off their skills and inspired others with their talents on the field. ... read more »
This Week In Black History (January 18 – January 24)
January 25, 2018
This Week In Black History (January 18 - January 24) ... read more / view gallery »
Lorraine Hansberry, Beyond ‘A Raisin in the Sun’
January 18, 2018
The documentary tilted, “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” is part of PBS’s American Masters year-long series and Inspiring Woman online campaign. ... read more »
This Week In Black History (January 11 – January 17)
January 17, 2018
This Week In Black History (January 11 – January 17) ... read more / view gallery »
Agree to Disagree: The King and the Greatest Form a Bond Amid Criticism
January 11, 2018
Initially, they did not share the same views, but they grew to support each other. ... read more »
This Week In Black History (January 4 – January 10)
January 10, 2018
This Week In Black History (January 4 – January 10) ... read more / view gallery »
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