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Women’s Hall of Fame honors Aretha Franklin, Morrison, Lacks
December 10, 2020
“Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin and Nobel laureate and “Beloved” author Toni Morrison will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame Thursday as part of a posthumous class of Black honorees that also includes Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were widely used in biomedical research; Barbara Hillary, the first Black woman to travel to both the North and South Poles, and civil rights activists Barbara Rose Johns Powell and Mary Church Terrell. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Feb. 18, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
February 18, 2020
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, OH 1931. ... read more »
Notable Deaths of 2019
December 26, 2019
This year, we said goodbye to amazing men and women, who left lasting legacies with their work, talents and time… ... read more / view gallery »
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Master of Comedy Dave Chappelle Receives ‘Mark Twain Prize for American Humor’
October 31, 2019
Gifted with a spirit of perseverance, determination and extreme creative intelligence, the award recognizes Chappelle as one of the world’s greatest humorists. ... read more »
Morrison Appreciated for Giving Black Women a Voice
August 21, 2019
Random House senior editor Porscha Burke keeps a copy of the Toni Morrison-edited The Black Book — an expansive encyclopedia on the accomplishments of African-Americans — on her desk at work, ... read more »
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88
August 8, 2019
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ″Sula” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. ... read more »
BREAKING NEWS- Beloved Toni Morrison has Died at 88
August 6, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has died. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf says Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
July 11, 2019
When she helped school her white editors on the power of her works and viewpoints on African American culture and experiences, she faced the same challenge that many African Americans encounter when dealing with their white counterparts in business, education, politics, etc. Resistance. As she recounts her experiences, Morrison is poised, resolved and reflective. Somewhat akin to an intelligent philosopher or an academic who patiently teaches a class of inquisitive but slow-learning freshmen. ... read more »
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Arts and Letters Academy Awards Gold Medal to Toni Morrison
April 29, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison is being honored this spring by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The academy announced Monday that Morrison, ... read more »
At 88, Toni Morrison Personifies the Strength of Black Womanhood
February 28, 2019
With each masterful stroke of her pen, typewriter or (later) her computer keyboard, Legendary author, Toni Morrison keeps readers of her works and listeners of her words spellbound. “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives,” she once said. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (Feb.18-23)
February 17, 2016
Weekly Black history facts ... read more »
Nobel Laureate Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison Receives UCLA Medal and Discusses the #BlackLivesMatter Movement
October 15, 2015
(LOS ANGELES, CA) – On Monday, October 5, 2015, Nobel Laureate Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison was honored at UCLA’s Royce Hall for her remarkable contributions to American literature and culture. ... read more »
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