Thursday, January 26, 2023
COMMENTARY: Your Obituary Goes Right Here! “Quit Playin”
November 24, 2022
We get syrupy about “Hidden Figures” from all over and know little about the heroes and sheroes who grew up in our own back yard. Mrs. French L. Cowens was born French L. Jackson to Willie Mae and Willis Jackson in Gladewater, Texas. She grew up in old North Central Dallas. ... read more »
The UCLA/USC Rivalry Game Slated to Feature Two Black Quarterbacks
November 18, 2022
The rivalry game between No. 16 UCLA Bruins and No. 7/6 USC will be a historic matchup as both teams have a Black starting quarterback. This is the first time in the history of the rivalry game that two Black quarterbacks—Caleb Williams of USC and Dorian Thompson-Robinson of UCLA—will battle against each other. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Nigel Buckley
September 8, 2022
Serra senior catcher Nigel Buckley knew that baseball was the sport for him at the age of 12. ... read more »
First Black Marines Featured in ‘Our America: Mission Montford Point’
September 1, 2022
History has largely overlooked the trailblazers who were the first Black men to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps, the Montford Point Marines, named after the segregated section of Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, where they trained. ... read more »
COMMENTARY: Black No More 
April 21, 2022
It is worth noting that recounting the horrors of slavery, remembering heroes of the civil rights movement, along with a few 19th and 20th century inventors, athletes and entertainers, in no way sufficiently pays proper tribute to the totality of our past. Only by passing down our complete stories and sharing the fullness of our heritage do we properly honor our ancestors and history, a history that long predates the 17th century in North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. We were Africans long before becoming New Yorkers, Jamaicans, Brazilians, Haitians, Cubans or Puerto Ricans.  ... read more »
March 13: “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man”,1954
March 13, 2022
Muddy Waters' song, "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie man," charted on the R&B charts, 1954 ... read more »
March 12: “Grazing in the Grass”,1968
March 12, 2022
"Grazing in the Grass", a song that was inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame was recorded by Hugh Masekela, 1968 ... read more »
March 11: A Raisin in the Sun, 1959
March 11, 2022
A Raisin in the sun, the first Broadway play produced by an African American woman debuted, 1959. ... read more »
March 10: Harriet Tubman Passes Away at the Age of 93, 1913
March 10, 2022
After letting those around her know, "I go to prepare a place for you," Harriet Tubman passed away at the age of 93, in 1913. ... read more »
March 9: “Bella Dear the Engineer”, 2018
March 9, 2022
STEM activist and author, Billye Boddie, published "Bella Dear the Engineer" to excite girls about STEM careers, 2018. ... read more »
March 8: Henry Marsh III, 1977
March 8, 2022
Activist and lawyer, Henry Marsh III, became the first African American mayor of Richmond, VA, 1977. ... read more »
March 7: Black College Anthem, 2021
March 7, 2022
Rapper Griot B's song, "HBCU There", aka the Black College Anthem, was featured during the 70th NBA All-Star Game halftime show, 2021 ... read more »
March 6: “A Change is Gonna Come”, 2007
March 6, 2022
The Library of Congress selected, "A Change is Gonna Come," to the National Recording Registry, 2007 ... read more »
March 5: Wiley G. Overton, 1911
March 5, 2022
Wiley G. Overton was sworn in as Brooklyn PD's first African American officer, 1911 ... read more »
March 4: Bobby Womack, 1944
March 4, 2022
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Bobby Womack, was born in Cleveland, OH, 1994 ... read more »

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