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IN MEMORIAM: Earl Graves Sr., Black Enterprise Founder Dies
April 9, 2020
"At 9:22 p.m. this evening, April 6, my father and hero, Earl Graves, Sr., the founder of Black Enterprise, passed away quietly after a long battle with Alzheimer's," Earl Graves Jr. wrote on Twitter. "I loved and admired this giant of a man and am blessed to be his namesake. Love you, dad." ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Jan. 30, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
January 30, 2020
Coretta Scott King passed away at a rehabilitation center in Rosarito Beach, Mexico, 2006. ... read more »
Coretta Scott: The Queen Behind the King
January 16, 2020
  She is most notable as the wife of the one of the most iconic Civil Rights figures in the world, but Coretta Scott King’s legacy can stand all on its own. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Nov. 15, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
November 15, 2019
Coretta Scott King called for a commission to be established to investigate who the true assassin was of Dr. King, 1999. ... read more »
Black365 releases Black History Cards
September 6, 2019
A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center indicates that high school dropout rates for African Americans are declining; however, the African American dropout rate is still extremely high in comparison to other racial groups. One theory on why the African American dropout rate remains high is the problem of implicit bias. A recent Los Angeles Times article revealed that some educators, despite race, view African American students through a biased lens. This results in lowered expectations and lower academic performance. These lowered expectations occur as a result of educators and student not being informed about the significant accomplishments that African Americans have made around the globe. Some educators have a diminished view of students' potential. ... read more »
Ebony and Jet Images to be Donated After Photo Archive Sale
August 2, 2019
On Thursday, Walker as president of the Ford Foundation and Elizabeth Alexander, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, shepherded a $30 million deal to buy the photo archive of America's most iconic Black magazines. A judge in Chicago approved the sale as part of an auction to pay off secured creditors of the Johnson Publishing Company, which sold the magazines three years ago. ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Sterling Tucker, Civil Rights Leader and Activist Politician, Dies at 95 By Lauren Victoria Burke
July 25, 2019
Prominent American civil rights activist and Washington, D.C. politician Sterling Tucker passed away on July 14, in Washington, D.C. Tucker was the first chair of the District of Columbia City Council and ran for mayor in 1978. He was defeated by Marion Barry by 1,500 votes. ... read more »
Los Angeles Public Library Launches Coretta Scott King Book Award 50th Anniversary Celebration
April 25, 2019
The awards are presented annually by the American Library Association ... read more »
At 94, The Legendary Cicely Tyson Remains an ‘Optimist’
February 14, 2019
There isn’t a day – I’m grateful to say – that when I walk out of my doors, I don’t run into somebody who says, ‘I can’t tell you what you’ve done for me. ‘You changed my life,’” Tyson shared with TIME. “It just confirmed for me that I was on the right track and I stayed on the right track.” ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: The Struggle is Still Real
January 17, 2019
When I first started my event planning business over a quarter of a century ago, one of my favorite clients was working for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).  I was originally hired by Genethia Hudley Hayes who was the executive director at the time.  She wanted me to come in and help with what was known as “King Week.”  ... read more »
Cardi B Apologizes to King Family for Disrespectful Skit of Coretta Scott King
August 28, 2018
According to TMZ, “Cardi B stepped into the role of ... ‘s late wife for a skit called “Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement.” The sketch is part of “Wild ‘N Out” ... read more »
King daughter says her mother’s papers should be published
April 5, 2017
King daughter says her mother's papers should be published ... read more »
Debate on Sessions Nomination Explodes Over Coretta Scott King Letter
February 15, 2017
  The United States Senate debate over Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (D-Ala.) boiled over into confusion and accusations on Tuesday, February 7 as Senate Democrats carried their opposition into an all-night long protest. ... read more »
King letter and statement criticize Sessions prosecution
February 9, 2017
A letter sent by Coretta Scott King saying Jeff Sessions would be a bad choice for a lifetime federal judgeship is receiving new attention after Sen. Elizabeth Warren was rebuked Tuesday evening for quoting King's letter on the Senate floor. ... read more »
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