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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
November 30: Shirley Chisholm, one time U.S. presidential candidate, was born in Brooklyn, NY, 1924
November 30, 2021
November 30: Shirley Chisholm, one time U.S. presidential candidate, was born in Brooklyn, NY, 1924 ... read more »
Nonprofit to Redevelop Bank Damaged during Floyd Protests
November 29, 2021
 A Minneapolis bank that was badly damaged during protests over the death of George Floyd is giving the property to a nonprofit developer to build affordable housing, commercial space and a home for cultural organizations. ... read more »
Their Own Words may have Doomed Men who Killed Ahmaud Arbery
November 29, 2021
The video of Ahmaud Arbery's shotgun death was a shocking piece of evidence that suddenly brought the Black man's killing into the national consciousness. ... read more »
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