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NASA Celebrates Legacy of First Black American Astronaut
December 21, 2017
Earlier this year, the Chicago Crusader reported about the lack of visibility of NASA’s first Black American astronaut and helped to raise awareness about Lawrence’s incredible journey. ... read more »
Online Search Engine Brings Black History to Light
November 2, 2017
An online search engine birthed by a small team of researchers at the University of Minnesota connects students, artists, scholars, educators, and the general public to the great history of Blacks in America. ... read more »
Dick Gregory Dies at 84
August 21, 2017
Legendary civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory died on Saturday. He was 84. ... read more »
Behind the Lens With the First Black Female Director of White House Photography
May 2, 2017
You may not know her name, but her photography skills earned her a Place in history. NewsVision reporter Daesha Smith goes behind the lens with the first black women to serve as the director of White house photography. ... read more / watch video »
(Part 7) DA Jackie Lacey speaks on family and up bringing
March 23, 2017
"My dad, he loved talking about history," -DA Jackie Lacey ... read more / watch video »
Black Female Inventors and Scientist  
March 1, 2017
This week in Women’s History Month, we focus on the great accomplishments Black female inventors and scientists have contributed to the world.   ... read more »
Black Business Group, Black Banks Making Black History With Economic Justice
February 15, 2017
It is the number one reason that Black-owned businesses fail: Simply put - not enough money and not enough places to get it. That's why as America commemorates Black History Month, the US Black Chamber Inc. (USBC), an association of more than 122 Black chambers and 265,000 business owners, is escalating publicity on its partnership with historic, Black-owned Liberty Bank. Both entities are determined to break economic barriers that have historically oppressed Black people. ... read more »
Black Church boasts rich history in America
February 1, 2017
The Black Church has been the center of African American life since the earliest congregations were established in the 1700s. Its role has always extended beyond worship and fellowship to encompass education, ... read more »
Principal of Resistance Found Throughout Black History
February 1, 2017
“We must learn that passively to accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, and thereby to become a participant in its evil.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. ... read more »
Historical marker commemorates ‘Buffalo soldiers’ in Vermont
December 3, 2016
A new historical marker on the site of a long-closed Army base is commemorating the Vermont basing of a regiment of African-American service members known as Buffalo Sold ... read more »
Smithsonian’s African-American museum gears up for schools
October 19, 2016
schools are penciling in the National Museum of African American History and Culture to give students a real-life look at the past as well as a tangible representation of the places and people in their textbooks. ... read more »
New museum is a stunning achievement
October 5, 2016
It reminds us that slavery ended barely more than 150 years ago, the span of two long lives ... read more »
At Last: President Obama Dedicates New Black History Museum on the National Mall
September 28, 2016
President Barack Obama speaks during the grand opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. ... read more »
The story this museum tells
September 28, 2016
It is important that the National Museum of African American History and Culture tells the unvarnished truth of America's history ... read more »
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