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Photographer Captures Black History In A Visual Book

Photographer Captures Black History In A Visual Book

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger What started as a Black History month photo collection last year has grown into a full –time job, campaign and book with more than 375 photos of famous and relatively unknown blacks taken when they were children. Photographer Eunique Jones Gibson launched a campaign named “Because of Them, We Can,” which […]

Porsha Stewart Explains Why She Thought The Underground Railroad was a Real Train

Porsha Stewart Explains Why She Thought The Underground Railroad was a Real Train

by Angela Copel Porsha Stewart recently embarrassed herself, her family and the entire public school system when she admitted that she thought that the Underground Railroad was an actual train.  During a classic episode of Real Housewives, Porsha did a tour of a black history museum and asked a series of questions that made the […]

5 African Kings and Queens Well-Worth Making Movies About

5 African Kings and Queens Well-Worth Making Movies About

by Barry Burch Jr. Nick Cannon took the words out of the mouths of many when he voiced his opinion about the lack of movies geared towards uplifting black people.  Why is there not more Black films based on the Great African Kings and Queens of which there are many, he questioned. Your Black World […]

Nelson Mandela’s Funeral Set To Broadcast Around The World December 15th

Nelson Mandela’s Funeral Set To Broadcast Around The World December 15th

By: Britt L The world is still mourning the death of South African leader and philanthropist Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95. Memories, photographs, and the outpouring of love hasn’t stopped since the reports of the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s death. Nelson Mandela will be buried in a state funeral on […]

Idris Elba Plays Convincing Role in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

Idris Elba Plays Convincing Role in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

By Lillian Armstead The actor Idris Elba who is playing the role of Nelson Mandela in the movie “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” spent countless hours studying video footage and rehearsing scripts to understand the mind, mannerism and speech of the 95 year old Nelson Mandela. Elba was convinced that he could transform himself into […]

Kamara Taylor: What Did Brown Vs. Board of Education Really Do For Black Children?

Kamara Taylor: What Did Brown Vs. Board of Education Really Do For Black Children?

By: Kamara Taylor The Economic Resurrection of Brown v. Board of Education The idea that the legislative landmark of Brown v. Board helped to end school segregation can be looked at as another ploy to manipulate minds into the old Negro way of thinking.  Theoretically, schools were integrated as Blacks were allowed to attend school […]

What Does 100 Years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean?

What Does 100 Years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean?

By: Dr. Kimberly Brown What Does 100 years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean? The District of Columbia should brace itself. The phrase, “paint the town red,” will take on a new and vibrantly literal meaning as immeasurable numbers of women of the illustrious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated descend upon the city this weekend […]

Preserve Black History & Save The Home Of 20th Century African-American Journalist

Preserve Black History & Save The Home Of 20th Century African-American Journalist

By: Madam Prezident I was sitting with a friend last night discussing the strength of our African American ancestors. Could you imagine the courage Harriet Tubman carried in her soul to not ask people if they wanted to be free, but to force people to pursue their own freedom? The list of courageous African Americans […]

Racism Alive And Well: Glenn Beck Says NAACP Is A ‘Joke’

Racism Alive And Well: Glenn Beck Says NAACP Is A ‘Joke’

Glenn Beck is know for his witty banter and conservative views, so it comes as no surprise that he had a few thoughts on the IRS political targeting scandal,and the NAACP on his radio show. He bluntly called the NAACP a “joke” and an “affront” to legendary civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr., Booker T. Washington, and […]

Alabama Pardons Scottsboro Boys 82 Years After Injustice

Alabama Pardons Scottsboro Boys 82 Years After Injustice

Eighty-two years ago, all-white juries in Alabama imposed the death sentence on eight black teenagers falsely accused of raping two white women, setting the stage for a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Now, the Scottsboro boys are poised to be pardoned. Jeremy King, a spokesman for Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, said he expects the bill […]

Scottsboro Boys Are To Receive Postumous Pardon

Scottsboro Boys Are To Receive Postumous Pardon

The moment for true justice has finally come. The Scottsboro boys is the name given to a group of nine black teens at the time, who were wrongfully convicted of rape. This conviction occurred over 80 years ago and has stained the reputation of Alabama’s just system every since. Well now they are set to […]

Civil Rights Activists “Wilmington 10″ Pardoned, Forty Years After Their Conviction

Civil Rights Activists “Wilmington 10″ Pardoned, Forty Years After Their Conviction

Forty years after they were wrongfully convicted for firebombing a grocery store in Wilmington, N.C., the civil rights activists who became known as the Wilmington 10 were pardoned by outgoing Gov. Beverly Perdue on Monday. The NAACP had close ties to the case, and not just because its former head, Benjamin Chavis, was among the […]

US Postal Service Issues Limited Edition Stamp To Mark 150th Anniversary Of The Emancipation Proclamation

US Postal Service Issues Limited Edition Stamp To Mark 150th Anniversary Of The Emancipation Proclamation

The U.S. Postal Service marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation by issuing a limited edition stamp that will go on sale Wednesday at post offices nationwide, NBC Washington reports. The stamp was unveiled at the National Archives, where the original Emancipation Proclamation is on display through 5 p.m. Tuesday, the final day of […]

Origins of the “Night Watch” and Celebrating The 150th Anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation

Origins of the “Night Watch” and Celebrating The 150th Anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation

      Black Methodists and Baptists celebrate Watch Night, December 31, 1862: the Emancipation Proclamation would go into effect at midnight. This is why the celebration continues in African American churches today, striking a more joyous note than prior penitential Watch Nights. ————— Celebrate 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation on New Year’s Eve […]

Amazing Photographs Of Former Slaves Taken Seventy Years After The Emancipation Proclamation

Amazing Photographs Of Former Slaves Taken Seventy Years After The Emancipation Proclamation

In the 1920s and 1930s, an interest in slave narratives was rekindled, and as part of the Federal Writers’ Project of the Work Progress Administration, more than 2,000 first-person accounts of slavery were collected, as well as 500 black and white photographs.  The collection was compiled in 17 states between 1936 and 1938. Many of […]

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