Black History News

Plan Launched to Rename Richmond’s Boulevard for Tennis Great Arthur Ashe, Jr.

By Jeremy Lazarus Special from the Richmond Free Press (TriceEdneyWire.com) – A new effort is underway to rename Richmond, Virginia’s Boulevard in honor of Richmond-born humanitarian and tennis great Arthur Ashe Jr. Richmond City Councilwoman Kim B. Gray says she plans to introduce legislation in September to change the street’s name to Arthur Ashe Boulevard.…

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Film Review: BlacKkKlansman

By Dwight Brown You just can’t make this stuff up! A black detective infiltrates the white racist Ku Klux Klan. When? Where? Why? How? If you want to know the details and want to be entertained while you catch up on this bit of Americana history, just set aside 2h 14min and watch this screen…

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Gullah/Geechee Save the Sea Islands Tour Gwine on wid de Chillun

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) has been on her annual world tour since the beginning of the year. Given that the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net), which she founded is now 20 years old, she returned to the theme that launched her into taking the Gullah/Geechee story internationally and themed the tour, “Gullah/Geechee…

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Atlantic Beach After Bikefest

By Barney Blakeney If not for the annual Memorial Day Weekend Black Bikefest, many members of Generation X and millennials would not know much about the Town of Atlantic Beach on the South Carolina Grand Strand. When the motorcycle rally began some 38 years ago, Atlantic Beach had seen its better days. Born during the…

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July 2nd Is My Independence Day

By Hank Sanders, Alabama District 23 Sen. Hank Sanders July 2nd is an important date to me.  It is important to others for different reasons. Let me tell you why. I grew up in a segregated society. It was not just segregated, but very oppressive. Most Americans think of segregation as just separation of the…

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