Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tag: Black History

10 Fascinating Facts About Abraham Lincoln and...

In the 1840s, the self-educated Abraham Lincoln represented slave owner Robert Matson, who wanted to once again enslave a free, mixed-race woman. Lincoln lost the case,...

Before Enslavement: Africa’s Ancient Diaspora

BY RUNOKO RASHIDI* INTRODUCTION I have argued for many years now that the worst crime that we can commit is to teach our children that our...

7 Incredible Facts About the Stono Rebellion

The Aftermath of the Stono Rebellion The Stono Rebellion, or Cato’s Rebellion, took place on Sept. 9, 1739, on the Stono River in South Carolina....

10 Amazing Facts About ‘Native Son’ Author...

Celebrating Black Excellence: Richard Wright 'Words Can Be Weapons Against Injustice' Author Richard Wright was born Sept. 4, 1908, in Roxie, Mississippi. He came from a...

10 Facts You May Not Know About...

John Henrik Clarke: The Pan-African Scholar Dr. John Henrik Clarke was born Jan. 1, 1915, in Union Springs, Alabama. He was a professor emeritus at...

7 Great African Military Leaders Who Repelled...

African military history is considered one of the oldest in the world. These militaries were led by some of the greatest leaders in time....

Senator Rand Paul Tries to School Howard...

As part of the Republican Party's new effort to woo black voters, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul went to Howard University yesterday and presented a...

ABS Honors Malcolm X For His Economic...

This week, ABS honors the leaders who took a strong stand to improve the economic conditions of black people. Malcolm X is often remembered by...

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Women Legends Honored...

Filling the hall with her deep, warm and triumphant voice, Freedom Singer Rutha Harris led a conference room full of union members in song...

Rare Photo of Noted Black Female Sculptor...

A stroll through a Baltimore antique shop has turned up an unsuspected treasure — a rare photograph of Mary Edmonia Lewis, the first 19th...

Martin Luther King Was an Angry Black...

We have entered the time again when the nation ponders the life and words of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It is King’s birthday...

Tavis Smiley’s ‘America I AM’: The 500-year...

With "America I Am: The African American Imprint" making its home in Charlotte, N.C., while 35,000 visitors descend on the city for the Democratic...

Martin R. Delany, Father of Black Nationalism,...

Martin R. Delany (1812–1885) has been called the “Father of Black Nationalism,” but his extraordinary career also encompassed the roles of abolitionist, physician, editor,...