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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 »
Rereading King in Critical Times: Mapping and Making Our Way Forward
January 13, 2022
This is a revisiting and rereading of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, work and legacy, and another attempt to extract from the enduring relevance of his insight and experiences, lessons by which we can better live our lives, do our work and wage our righteous and relentless struggle for good in the world. ... read more »
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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 »
January 13: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Denied to Become State Holiday,1987
January 13, 2022
January 13: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday was Denied to Become State Holiday,1987 ... read more »
January 12: American Playwright, Lorraine Hansberry Died, 1965
January 12, 2022
January 12: American Playwright, Lorraine Hansberry Died, 1965 ... 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 »
January 11: Singer Mary J. Blige was Born
January 11, 2022
January 11: Singer Mary J. Blige was Born ... read more »
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The National Civil Rights Museum Shifts to Hybrid King Day Event
January 10, 2022
The National Civil Rights Museum has pivoted to present King Day: An All-Day Hybrid Celebration on January 17, 2022, with free admission to the museum from 8:00am to 6:00pm.  The museum is at limited capacity to uphold health and safety protocols. Guests must reserve museum passes online at kingday.org. ... read more »
January 10: President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address, 2017
January 10, 2022
January 10: President Barack Obama's Farewell Address, 2017 ... read more »
January 9: Poet, Countee Cullen passed away, 1946
January 9, 2022
January 9: Poet, Countee Cullen passed away, 1946 ... read more »
January 7: Zora Neale Hurston was Born
January 7, 2022
January 7: Zora Neale Hurston was Born ... read more »
The Joy and Justice of Archbishop Tutu: In Remembrance, Reflection and Honor
January 6, 2022
We honor Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu in his name and work, as honored priest and prophet of his faith; self-giving servant of his people; theologian who placed the well-being of the world at the center of his thought and practice. ... read more »
January 6: Oscar Grant was wrongfully shot, 2009
January 6, 2022
January 6: Oscar Grant was wrongfully shot, 2009 ... read more »
“Skip” Cooper, Longtime BBA President, Announces Retirement
January 5, 2022
Earl “Skip” Cooper II officially retired as president and chief executive officer of the Black Business Association (BBA) on December 31, but not before sharing parting words that encapsulate his unwavering dedication to the organization. ... read more »
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