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Earl Titus, Son-in-Law of Cong. Maxine Waters, Passes Away
January 19, 2022
U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) announced that her son-in-law, Earl Lynn Titus, the husband of her daughter, Karen Waters Titus, passed away on January 17, after a massive heart attack. ... read more »
Attorney General Reverses Jim Crow, Pro-Segregation Opinions
January 14, 2022
Outgoing Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Thursday reversed more than 50 legal opinions issued by predecessors during the Jim Crow and Massive Resistance eras that justified segregation, interracial marriage bans and other racist laws. ... read more »
Ibram X. Kendi writing children’s story ‘Goodnight Racism’
January 14, 2022
The next book in Ibram X. Kendi's prolific and award-winning publishing career is a picture story with a hopeful message. ... read more »
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Black history sites in 5 Southern states to receive grants
January 14, 2022
Sites associated with Black history in five Southern states will each receive grants of $50,000 from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal advocacy group based in Alabama, the organization said Tuesday. ... read more »
January 14: The George Leary,” First Steamboat Organized by Black People, 1895
January 14, 2022
January 14: The George Leary," First Steamboat Organized by Black People, 1895 ... read more »
Kimberlé Crenshaw Discusses ‘Intersectional Feminism’
January 13, 2022
Women's and Gender studies major Sara Hayet ’18 interviews Kimberlé Crenshaw about "Intersectional Feminism." Crenshaw served as the keynote speaker on Sept. 17, 2015, for the 30th anniversary of Women’s and Gender Studies at Lafayette. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Solange Knowles Opens Up About How She Turned Her Trauma , Rage and Anger into Her Art
January 13, 2022
Solange Knowles opens up about how she turned her trauma, rage and anger into her art ... read more / watch video »
Solange Knowles & Toyin Odutola discuss ‘inspiration’
January 13, 2022
In the final episode of the series in conjunction with EDITION Hotels, singer-songwriter Solange Knowles and visual artist Toyin Odutola discuss the theme of 'Inspiration.' ... read more / watch video »
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WATCH:15 Untold Black History Inventors Wasn’t Taught At School
January 13, 2022
Most people have heard about famous inventions like the light bulb, the cotton gin and the penicillin. Take a moment and look around. Do you see any inventions? Inventions are everywhere you look! Your computer, your clothes, your notebook, your furniture - inventions are all around you. An object may have been invented a long time ago, or it may be an improvement based on other inventions, but every man made object you see was originally an invention of some kind. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Race and Space Pt. 1
January 13, 2022
In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts spoke with three Black astronomers to discuss the relationship of race and space. In Part 1, they discuss the important question of 'why are there so few Black astronomers?' ... read more / watch video »
Rereading King in Critical Times: Mapping and Making Our Way Forward
January 13, 2022
This is a revisiting and rereading of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, work and legacy, and another attempt to extract from the enduring relevance of his insight and experiences, lessons by which we can better live our lives, do our work and wage our righteous and relentless struggle for good in the world. ... read more »
Martin Luther King, Jr. – The Other America 2.0
January 13, 2022
In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., espoused that America literally existed as two Americas.  In his depiction of the two Americas, Dr. King spoke of one America where the land overflowed with the “milk of prosperity and the honey of opportunity.”  King implored Blacks to imagine experiencing the unencumbered pursuit of happiness.  ... read more »
January 13: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Denied to Become State Holiday,1987
January 13, 2022
January 13: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday was Denied to Become State Holiday,1987 ... read more »
January 12: American Playwright, Lorraine Hansberry Died, 1965
January 12, 2022
January 12: American Playwright, Lorraine Hansberry Died, 1965 ... read more »
Congresswoman Lee Applauds U.S. Mint Release of Maya Angelou Quarter
January 11, 2022
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) today applauded the United States Mint for beginning shipments of the first coins in the American Women Quarters (AWQ) Program, starting with the Maya Angelou quarter ... read more »
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