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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 »
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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 »
Community systems offer alternative paths for solar growth
November 29, 2021
Strolling his church's rooftop among 630 solar panels, Bishop Richard Howell Jr. acknowledged climate change isn't the most pressing concern for his predominantly Black congregation _ even though it disproportionately harms people of color and the poor. ... read more »
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Hollywood Christmas Parade Returns After 2020 COVID Cancellation
November 29, 2021
After a hiatus in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Christmas Parade returned tonight, moving through the streets of Tinseltown with its 89th edition to mark the unofficial start to the holiday season -- though one still being celebrated in the shadow of COVID-19. ... read more »
Ahmaud Arbery’s Mom: Thankful for justice and son’s legacy
November 29, 2021
Ahmaud Arbery's mother woke up Thursday with a new, very important blessing on Thanksgiving Day. ... read more »
In French Pantheon, Josephine Baker makes History Yet Again
November 29, 2021
France is inducting Josephine Baker _ Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy and civil rights activist _ into its Pantheon, the first Black woman honored in the final resting place of France's most revered luminaries. ... read more »
November 29: Chadwick Boseman known for his portrayals of real life historical figures was born in Anderson, SC, 1977
November 29, 2021
November 29: Chadwick Boseman known for his portrayals of real life historical figures was born in Anderson, SC, 1977 ... read more »
November 28: Record executive, songwriter, and film producer Berry Gordy Jr. was born in Detroit, MI, 1929
November 28, 2021
November 28: Record executive, songwriter, and film producer Berry Gordy Jr. was born in Detroit, MI, 1929 ... read more »
November 27: Author Charles Johnson was awarded the National Book Award for his book “Middle Passage,” 1990
November 27, 2021
November 27: Author Charles Johnson was awarded the National Book Award for his book “Middle Passage,” 1990 ... read more »
November 26: Cicely Tyson and legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis were married, 1981
November 26, 2021
November 26: Cicely Tyson and legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis were married, 1981 ... read more »
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