Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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 »
LA Pride Set to Return June 12
March 3, 2022
The LA Pride Parade, canceled for the past two years, is returning and taking a new route in the community where the movement started. ... read more »
Howard gets $2M grant to digitize Black newspaper archive
March 3, 2022
Howard University has received a $2 million donation to digitize a major collection of Black newspaper archives in hopes of making it more broadly available to researchers and the public. ... read more »
“Black History is L.A. History”
March 3, 2022
The history of Los Angeles has made a major impact on the history of black people. Black Angelenos have broken barriers, creating illustrious businesses, taking ownership of property, creating cultural institutions, and so much more since the city’s start over 150 years ago. ... read more »
March 3: Margaret Bonds, 1913
March 3, 2022
Margaret Bonds, one of the first famous composers and pianists, was born in Chicago, IL, 1913. ... read more »

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