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Chicago Defender Newspaper Moves to Digital Only with its July 11 Edition
July 11, 2019
After 114 years of using ink on paper to deliver news that informs, educates and empowers the African American community throughout the Windy City, Real Times Media, parent company of the Chicago Defender, has announced that the Chicago Defender will move to a digital-only format with its July 11 edition. The final printed edition will be delivered Wednesday, July 10. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 22, 2019 Novelist Langston Hughes – Brought to you by Black365
May 22, 2019
  On this day May 21, 1967, Poet, essayist, and novelist Langston Hughes passed away in New York City. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Ford Theatres and the Arab Film and Media Institute present: An Evening of Hip-Hop & Arabic Poetry with Omar Offendum
June 28, 2018
Omar Offendum is a Syrian-American rapper and poet living in Los Angeles. Known for blending hip-hop and Arabic poetry, he has lectured at a number of museums, educational and cultural institutions including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, LACMA, Arab American National Museum, Poets House, Qatar Foundation International and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.  A graduate of the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, he has helped raise millions of dollars for various humanitarian relief groups and has been able to carve a distinct path for himself as a thoughtful entertainer and activist able to speak to a multitude of relevant issues over the course of his decade-long career. ... read more »
‘When They Call You a Terrorist’ a Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors with asha bandele, Foreword by Angela Davis Book Review
May 11, 2018
Although the African American community appreciated her efforts, the same couldn't be said for the LAPD which labeled Patrisse a terrorist and fabricated a flimsy excuse to conduct a SWAT team raid of her apartment. All of the above is revisited in riveting fashion in When They Call You a Terrorist, a fascinating combination autobiography and blow-by-blow account of the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. ... read more »
Ebony Repertory Theatre and The Kinsey Collection Partner for Black History Celebration
February 15, 2018
Presented in partnership with the Ebony Repertory Theatre, An Evening with the Kinseys: Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance is scheduled for Saturday, February 17th, 2018. ... read more »
This Week In Black History (December 7 – December 13)
December 13, 2017
This Week In Black History (December 7 – December 13) ... read more / view gallery »
In Dissent, Defiance and Resistance: Refusing to Concede to Elected Evil
November 16, 2016
we cannot go along with the tyranny of a majority in numbers or in electoral votes and turn a deaf ear to truth or a blind eye to injustice because of official or unofficial calls for compliance, calm or giving election-sanctioned evil a chance to prove itself. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (March 17)
March 16, 2016
This week facts of Black History. ... read more / view gallery »
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