Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tag: Black History

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...

Historian Tours, Sleeps in Former Slave Quarters...

Joseph McGill is currently undergoing a project that might make many Black people uncomfortable. He is preserving slave quarters around the country — and...

Black Memorabilia Collection Ties America’s Ugly Racial...

A collection of Black memorabilia on display in Virginia includes some ugly items that remind people of America’s racial past. However, one of the...

Kendrick Lamar’s Unapologetic Blackness Lights Up the...

The Grammys have been historically criticized for being out of touch. One of the biggest snubs over the past years was not rewarding Kendrick...

5 Things You Should Know About Dr....

Background  Born December 3, 1922, Ralph Alexander Gardner became one of the leading pioneers in the field of hard plastics. The chemist was born in Cleveland...

7 Dead Giveaways You’re Attending A Black...

People Catch The Holy Ghost Once the congregation begins to stand to their feet and the organs strike a chord, the Holy Ghost becomes abundantly...

Remembering Author Zora Neale Hurston on 125th...

Today marks novelist, poet, essayist, anthropologist, and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston's 125th birthday. She was born January 7, 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama, and died  January 28, 1960....

8 Little Known Facts About the Negro...

Early Days  Baseball has been considered by many to be America's past time but not all people in America were allowed to partake in the...

New Project ‘Heroes of Color’ Brings the...

Atlanta Blackstar recently spoke to animator, educator, and entrepreneur David Heredia about his new project Heroes of Color, that aims at teaching young people about the...

8 Fascinating Facts About Civil Rights Leader...

Early Life  Shuttlesworth was born in Mount Meigs, Alabama during the height of lynching and segregation in the south. In his youth, his family moved to...

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

Dambe According to Slate, "Dambe was historically practiced by the Hausa butchers’ guild around harvest or festival time and was considered to be a test...

The African American History Museum Will Feature...

Acclaimed documentary and narrative filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Jr. has been making films that focus on African-American and Native American history since 1989. Nelson has directed...

8 Things You Should Know About Martin...

Early Life  Journalist, abolitionist, physician and editor, Martin Robison Delany ( May 6, 1812- Jan. 24, 1885) was born free in Charles Town, Virginia.  Delany's mother believed...

7 Little Known Facts About the First...

The Creation of Orange Mound  In 1890, white developer E. E. Meacham purchased land from the Deaderick family, plantation owners in Memphis Tennessee.  He sold lots to African-Americans for...

9 Little Known Facts About Jazz Great...

Celebrating the Life and Work of John Coltrane (Sept. 23, 1926-July 17, 1967) Early Life Coltrane was born in Hamlet, North Carolina during the height of lynching...

7 Facts About Marcus Garvey’s Friend, Duse...

Early Life Duse Mohamad Ali (November 21, 1866 – June 25, 1945) was born to an Egyptian father who served in the army and a...

‘Roots’ Reboot Adds Forest Whitaker to its...

The groundbreaking series about the history of the enslavement of Black people will get a reboot for a new generation of viewers. This week...

6 Things to Know About Dr. Mark...

Early Life and Education Mark Dean (March 2, 1957) started his career at IBM as a engineer working on the very first personal computers in...

9 Amazing Facts About the Life of...

Celebrating the Life of Abolitionist James Forten Forten's Grandfather Freed Himself from Enslavement by Escaping to Philadelphia James Forten (Sept. 2, 1766 – March 4, 1842)...

More Than Bessie Coleman: 7 Other Famous...

Willa Brown (Jan. 22, 1906 – July 18, 1992) In 1936, Brown became the first woman to obtain a private pilot's license in the U.S. She was...