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Black Fact of the Day: June 19, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
June 19, 2019
    On this day, June 19, 1865,  Juneteenth is observed, commemorating the day Africans in Texas heard of the end of legal enslavement in the U.S. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 14, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 14, 2019
  On this day, May 14, 1888, Africans in Brazil rejoiced on this day as their country became the last in the western hemisphere to end enslavement. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 12, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 12, 2019
  On this day May 12, 1862, Robert Smalls, while enslaved, stole a Confederate ship and freed a number of enslaved, 1862 This fact was brought to you by the Black 365 Calendar. ... read more »
In Black and White: Key Findings of American’s View on Race in 2019
April 26, 2019
According to a recent study by Pew Research, 84 percent of black respondents said people not seeing racial discrimination where it exists is a bigger problem than people seeing racism where it doesn’t exist. Whites were the only group where a majority, 52 percent, said the opposite was true – that the bigger problem is people seeing racism where it really does not exist. ... read more »
Success “On The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette ‘Brave and Courageous Women!’ Pharaoh and Herod: Villains Part 2
April 4, 2019
Shiphrah, Puah and Jochebed were most courageous and confident in their positions of rightness. They were fearless! Imagine having to confront the Pharaoh and disobey his command to kill the boy babies. Think about their response to him when he learned they were not killing the baby boys, explaining, ‘When they would get to the Hebrew women who were having the babies, the babies had already been born and “the women are “lively” and have already birthed the babies.” Jochebed, Moses mother his father saw Moses was a special child. Consider other fearless women: Harriet Tubman, an American abolitionist and political activist, born into slavery. ... read more »
2019 Oscars: Black Filmmakers Win Big 
February 28, 2019
The 2019 Academy Awards have come to an end and #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy were in full effect as some of our favorites walked away with statuettes, some after a 30-year uphill climb.  ... read more »
NNPA celebrates a successful year at Mid-Winter Training Conference 
February 7, 2019
The Black Press remains resilient and powerful with NNPA members providing excellent reporting from a Black perspective for more than 75 years while celebrating 192 years of the Black Press in America.  ... read more »
Sojourner For A Season: Truth-Speaker For Life
November 15, 2018
This is in rightful sankofa remembrance and raising up again our foremother, Sojourner Truth, fearless truth speaker who declared with great courage and conviction that she would not run away and hide from the devil but face him. And defeat his evil intentions and enslaving impositions on her and her people and open up righteous ways to move forward in the interest of history and humankind. ... read more »
Colorado Votes to Abolish Slavery, Finally
November 15, 2018
The Secretary of State’s Office said the amendment to Colorado’s Constitution received 65 percent of the votes already counted. “The margin is such that there is no doubt,” Lynn Bartels, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, told reporters. ... read more »
21st Century Challenges Require New Mindsets and New Behavior
October 18, 2018
Demographic changes in California and throughout the nation are profoundly altering the political landscape. Not the least of such changes is the impact of the huge increase in the Latino population. Cleary, Latinos are already asserting their new found political strength. This threatens many African Americans, who rather than work to strengthen relations with Latinos, for mutual benefit, seem determined to cling to their own highly limited  past political and economic gains, real and imagined.  ... read more »
UN Observes International Remembrance of Slave Trade
August 31, 2018
Each year, on Aug. 23, the United Nations hosts an International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition to remind the world of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade. ... read more »
“Wendy’s Window”: Juneteenth Runs Deep Even in the West
June 21, 2018
Juneteenth is celebrated across the country, but is recognized more in Southern states. Families celebrate the “holiday” in many ways, including family reunions, cookouts, fireworks and parades. ... read more »
Willie Lynch: Remnants of Slavery Persist
February 8, 2018
We internalized the poison fruit of Willie Lynch’s dehumanizing methods for controlling Black slaves which remain in the collective Black psyche. ... read more »
Federal Law Allowing Slavery In California
February 1, 2018
As of December 27, 2017, there were approximately 118,232 individuals incarcerated in California prisons. ... read more »
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