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Black Fact of the Day: June 2, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
June 2, 2019
  On this day June 2, 1863, Harriet Tubman led soldiers on a raid in South Carolina that freed nearly 1,000 enslaved Africans. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Experts: Reparations Are Workable and Should Be Provided
May 3, 2019
“With the racial divide stoked by President Donald Trump’s racial bias, the need for some healing among the races is a progressive and necessary policy and redress and reparations promote this healing so that we can move toward a less factionalized, less racially divided country,” Minami said. ... read more »
Georgetown Students Approve Reparations Measure
April 26, 2019
The school’s undergraduates voted Thursday, April 11, on the referendum, which would increase tuition by $27.20 per semester to create a fund benefiting descendants of the 272 slaves sold to pay off the Georgetown Jesuits’ debt – a move that saved the university financially. ... read more »
Four Hundred Years and We Still Ain’t Clear: Distortions of Black History
February 28, 2019
“…there is this misguided group of Afrodescendants, who are throwing shade at those who are not ‘American descendants of slaves’ ADOS. Their shade is an odd version of the "am I Black enough for you" game that some folks ran against President Barack Obama, and are now running against Presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Corey Booker.” ... read more »
Ask Dr. Jeanette Success On “The Way”: Who’s The Greatest??
February 14, 2019
12.5 million Africans shipped during the Transatlantic Slave Trade, fewer than 388,000 arrived in the United States. In the late 15th century, the advancement of seafaring technologies created a new Atlantic that would change the world forever. As ships began connecting West Africa with Europe and the Americas, new fortunes were sought and native populations were decimated. ... read more »
Transatlantic Slave Trade, A Five Hundred-Year-Old Shared History
February 7, 2019
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has launched a global news feature series on the history, contemporary realities and implications of the transatlantic slave trade.  This is Part 3 in a Series on Slavery in America.   ... read more »
The Transatlantic Slave Trade: 500 Years Later the Diaspora Still Suffers
January 10, 2019
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has launched a global news feature series on the history, contemporary realities and implications of the transatlantic slave trade. This is Part 9 in the series. (Read the entire series: Slavery Part 1, Slavery Part 2, Slavery Part 3, Slavery Part 4, Slavery Part 5, Slavery Part 6, Slavery Part 7, Part 8) ... 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 »
Skirball Cultural Center Announces its Twenty-second Annual FREE Summertime Outdoor Concert Series
July 27, 2018
The Skirball Cultural Center announces the lineup for its twenty-second annual free summertime live music series, Sunset Concerts. This year’s artists showcase local and global influences from Malawian Nyanja Vibes, socially conscious R&B, psychedelic dream-pop, and Afro-Americana to experimental indie rock and Ethiopian funk. In addition to pioneering new sounds inspired by their own cultural identities and traditions, they utilize their art to bridge communities. Presented every summer since 1997 in the Skirball’s picturesque hillside setting, Sunset Concerts features both emerging and established talents, drawing music fans from across greater Los Angeles. ... read more »
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