Black History News

Black Press of America Celebrates 193 Years of Freedom-Fighting Journalism

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia From Freedom’s Journal to The North Star to John Abbott’s Chicago Defender, African American-owned newspapers have sparked fires for truth and equality that have burned with the passion for fighting for freedom throughout history. Monday, March 16, 2020 marks the 193rd anniversary of the Black Press…

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Allen University celebrates Women’s History Month with Women Achievers Panel, “Women Who Mattered” Portrait Exhibit

Monday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Chappelle Hall Gallery, Allen University will host an opening reception for its portrait exhibit, “Women who Mattered.” The exhibit will feature women who played an integral role to Allen University. The exhibit will include historical figures, such as Dr. Sylvia Poole Swinton, an alum who served as interim…

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‘THE AMERICAN AUDIT’ exposes America as a 400-year old business and its toll on Black humanity

By Candice Semien, The DRUM Newspaper Baton Rouge spoken-word artist and activist Donney Rose has amassed more than 2,000 travel miles conducting hours of interviews and days of research in order to create an epic narrative that unravels 400 years of American History. It is an ambitious presentation called “The America Audit” where Rose explores…

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Black PR Wire Power Profile: Diana Ross

  is an iconic singer, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group, The Supremes, who during the 1960s became Motown’s most successful act, and are the best-charting female group in US history, as well as one of the world’s best-selling…

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No War on Poverty: The King Holiday and American Hypocrisy

By Charlene Muhammad, The Final Call @sischarlene Across the United States, celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth with weeklong tributes, including awards ceremonies, banquets, prayer breakfasts, school pageants, parades, and special church services were planned with the official Dr. King federal holiday. “The first thing you need to realize, Dr. King was assassinated.…

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American Masters Spotlights 26 Unsung Women Who Changed History with Unladylike2020

Beginning this Women’s History Month, American Masters illuminates the inspiring stories of little-known American heroines from the early years of feminism and the women who now follow in their footsteps with Unladylike2020, an innovative multimedia series launching in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Narrated by Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife; ER; Billions)…

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150 Years After Ratification of the 15th Amendment, Black Votes Are Still Contested

By Mel Reeves, Community Editor, Minnesota Spokesman-Review As conservatives in some states continue to assault the fundamental right of citizens to vote by purging voter rolls, requiring certain ID’s and adding onerous burdens to dissuade folks from voting it’s important to note that this is nothing new. In fact, this week marks the 150th Anniversary…

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