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Little Miss African American Pageant Extends Deadline to Participate
June 9, 2022
Applications will be accepted online until June 17, for the 28th Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant, which takes place on Sunday, August 14, at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Kindred Arts in Collaboration with the 10th Council District, Hosts Monumental Tour  
February 17, 2022
Kindred Arts created a bridge with the 10th Council District, to host a Monumental Tour exhibit within South Los Angeles.   ... read more / view gallery »
July 14: George Washington Carver National Monument, the first monument for an African American, was dedicated, 1943
July 14, 2021
July 14: George Washington Carver National Monument, the first monument for an African American, was dedicated, 1943 ... read more »
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March 26: William Hastie was appointed to the US District Court of the Virgin Islands becoming the first African-American Federal judge, 1937
March 26, 2021
March 26: William Hastie was appointed to the US District Court of the Virgin Islands becoming the first African-American Federal judge, 1937 ... read more »
ACLU, for first time, elects Black person as its president
February 4, 2021
Deborah Archer, a professor at New York University School of Law with expertise in civil rights and racial justice, has become the first Black person in the 101-year history of the American Civil Liberties Union to be elected its president. ... read more »
Dr. Ladson-Billings Earns 2020 NNPA Leadership in Education Award
September 17, 2020
“We have COVID, we have anti-Black, we have the very tenuous economy and we have the climate catastrophe,” said Dr. Ladson-Billings. ... read more »
Illinois Prison Bans Black History Books
November 8, 2019
According to published reports, three out of every four inmates in Illinois prisons are African American, causing some to conclude that banning the books was a means for prison officials to deprive Blacks of learning their history. ... read more »
WATCH: Rochelle Riley, Author of “The Burden,” Discusses the Modern Legacy of Slavery
August 12, 2019
Los Angeles Sentinel contributing writer Imani Sumbi asks Rochelle Riley about her 2018 book, “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery” and her vision for how America ought to confront its history of racism. ... read more / watch video »
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Black Fact of the Day: July 28, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 28, 2019
On this day, July 28, 1866, The Buffalo Soldiers were officially formed. In 1992, this day was dedicated as Buffalo Soldier Day. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 13, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 13, 2019
      On this day May 13, 1891, Jockey, Isaac Murphy, upon a horse named Kingman, became the 1st jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times. ... read more »
Statement from Councilmember Harris-Dawson Regarding Potential Hate Crime in South LA
November 29, 2018
Four swastikas were painted over the images of women Black Panthers on the historic Crenshaw Wall, a two-block-long work of art in the heart of the Crenshaw community.   This is yet another example of dangerous, racist sentiment and actions that are beginning to characterize this period of time, and we are not immune to it in Los Angeles. ... read more »
2017 Buick LaCrosse Drive Experience: Black journalists discuss emotions after touring Smithsonian National African American Museum of History & Culture
April 6, 2017
During an intimate dinner, journalists discussed their experiences after touring the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. ... read more / watch video »
I HEART OBAMA (Part 3 of 3)
December 14, 2016
Author and scholar Ishmael Reed said the white supremacy Obama had to fight was diffused yet pervasive. ... read more »
Family of Marcus Garvey pushing for presidential pardon
August 25, 2016
The younger Garvey said he has lived his whole life with the fact that his famous father was a convicted criminal ... read more »
This Week in Black History (September 24)
September 23, 2015
This week in Black History ... read more »

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