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Project Documents Black Man Banned by Mississippi University
December 6, 2021
Some University of Southern Mississippi students are working on a project to document the story of a Black man who was barred from attending the university in the 1950s. ... read more »
December 6: First Black Internationally Known Opera Singer Dies, 1967
December 6, 2021
December 6: First Black Internationally Known Opera Singer Dies, 1967 ... read more »
December 5: Mary McLeod Bethune created the National Council of Negro Women, 1935
December 5, 2021
December 5: Mary McLeod Bethune created the National Council of Negro Women, 1935 ... read more »
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Murder charge for Ohio deputy in Casey Goodson Jr. shooting
December 4, 2021
The Ohio sheriff's deputy who shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times was charged with murder Thursday, as Goodson's family also filed a federal civil rights lawsuit and the now-retired deputy publicly shared details of what happened from his perspective for the first time. ... read more »
Florida law school creates Ben Crump social justice center
December 4, 2021
A South Florida law school on Thursday announced the creation of a social justice center named after Ben Crump, the Black civil rights attorney who has gained national prominence representing victims of police brutality and vigilante violence. ... read more »
WATCH: Annie Sings the Iconic Song “Tomorrow” | NBC’s Annie Live!
December 4, 2021
Annie (Celina Smith) sings the classic "Tomorrow" during Annie Live! ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Josephine Baker becomes first Black woman to enter France’s Panthéon
December 4, 2021
Josephine Baker becomes first Black woman to enter France’s Panthéon • FRANCE 24 English ... read more / watch video »
December 4: Tyra Banks was Born
December 4, 2021
December 4: Tyra Banks was Born ... read more »
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WATCH: Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune : Bethune-Cookman University
December 4, 2021
With grit, tenacity, passion, and $1.50, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune built Bethune-Cookman University. This sacred campus has transformed countless lives. Her story and legacy live on and through our work every day. ... read more »
WATCH: What is Kwanzaa and How is it Celebrated
December 4, 2021
Every December 26th, the holiday of Kwanzaa begins. Kwanzaa is rooted in African celebrations of harvest, but its formal origin is surprisingly recent. ... read more / watch video »
December 3: The first Black ‘Miss World’ was Jennifer Josephine Hosten, 1970
December 3, 2021
December 3: The first Black 'Miss World' was Jennifer Josephine Hosten, 1970 ... read more »
December 2: Granville T. Woods patented an improved telephone transmitter, 1884
December 2, 2021
December 2: Granville T. Woods patented an improved telephone transmitter, 1884 ... read more »
What the Ahmaud Arbery Verdict Means to the Black Community
December 2, 2021
A Georgia jury made up of nine White women, two White men and one Black man, deliberated for just about 11 hours, returning a verdict of guilty on Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., three White men found guilty of killing Ahmaud Arbery by a jury of their peers. ... read more »
The Ahmaud Arbery Verdict and Victory:
December 2, 2021
Our waiting for and finally hearing the verdict in the trial of the three murderers of Ahmaud Arbery, like that with George Floyd, compelled us to ride a roller coaster of mixed emotions, from relief and rejoicing to reflection and recommitment, and always, whether evident or just below the surface, a righteous anger and sadness at the evil and injustice committed. ... read more »
December 1: Founder of the NAACP, Arthur Spingarn was born, 1878
December 1, 2021
December 1: Founder of the NAACP, Arthur Spingarn was born, 1878 ... read more »
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