Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag: Black History

Lena Horne, The Elegant and Beautiful Talent...

Lena Horne (1917-2010) Horne became a part of the Civil Rights Movement and performed at rallies on behalf of the NAACP and the National...

Fred Hampton, A Young Revolutionary Gone Too...

Fred Hampton (1948-1969) Hampton was a Black activist and deputy chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. He was only 21 years old when...

‘Long Live Africa!’ Meet the Gallant Congolese...

Patrice Hemery Lumumba (1925-1961) Patrice Lumumba was an African nationalist and the first legally elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

Charleston’s Int’l African-American Museum Receives Another $500K...

After receiving a $500,000 pledge from Wells Fargo just last month, Charleston's International African-American Museum has another $500,000 in its pocket thanks to a...

Afro-Centric Trivia Game Brings #BlackJoy to Black...

Most people are familiar with "Cards Against Humanity," the popular card game most often played at parties with a drunken group of friends. Players...

Nation Commemorates End of Slavery with Juneteenth...

On June 19, Juneteenth is traditionally observed to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. In many Black communities across the nation,...

Historic Honor Brings Former Underground Railroad Stop...

A Black community in southern New Jersey that once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad for enslaved Africans on their journey to...

UT Student Has the Perfect Response to...

It all started with a quiz question regarding slavery that prompted University of Tennessee student Kayla Renee Parker to challenge her professor, sparking a...

Retired Schoolteacher Ready to Part with Impressive...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaELEp0hTm0 Elizabeth Meaders has been building her collection of 50,000 Black history items for years and now she's ready to part with it. "I've spent every...

8 Things You Should Know About Martin...

Martin R. Delany was an abolitionist, physician, journalist and the first African-American to explore Africa. His main goal was for all Black people to be...

Remembering The Father of Black Nationalism: 8 Facts...

Despite extreme racism and white backlash, Martin R. Delany (May 6, 1812-Jan. 24, 1885) became the father of Black nationalism while achieving numerous academic...

Nat Turner’s Bible Donated to National Museum...

Washington D.C.'s National Museum of African-American History and Culture is acquiring yet another important piece of Black history, thanks to the generosity of a...

Nas’ ‘Blk Hstry 2017’ Celebrates Black History Month...

Nas has launched a new charity collection in his clothing line dedicated to Black History Month in a move he said is designed to...

Zendaya Unfazed by Spider-Man Casting Controversy, Talks Using...

Zendaya has been in the news for everything from her reported casting as Spider-Man's love interest to calling out a grocery store on Snapchat...

New Emmett Till Miniseries From Will Smith...

Actor Will Smith and rapper-mogul Jay Z are teaming up to bring Emmett Till's brutally tragic story to cable television. The pair just nabbed...

10 Things Other Than Sports, Singing and...

https://youtu.be/7WiKeuKN4js Black people were the first to develop mathematics in Africa 37,000 years ago, as it was the first method of counting. Africans in the...

7 African Martial Arts You Probably Didn’t...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3VXkFYAl04&feature=youtu.be Dambe was historically practiced by the Hausa butchers’ guild around harvest or festival time and was considered to be a test of bravery, a...

12 Incredible Black History Museums Everyone...

  California African American Museum – Los Angeles Founded in 1981, the California African American Museum has three full-size exhibition galleries, a theater hall and a...

Ruth Inge Hardison, Sculptor Who Honored Black...

New York City-based artist Ruth Inge Hardison — best known for a series of sculpted portraits titled “Negro Giants in History” — died at...

Ex- ‘Fresh Prince’ Star Karyn Parsons Hopes to...

Karyn Parsons became famous for her role as Hilary Banks in the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but today the actress has...

San Francisco Church of Jazz Great John...

The Church of Saint John Will-I-Am Coltrane has been a mainstay on Fillmore Street in the Bay area for nearly 50 years, but due...