Black History News

Motown Founder Berry Gordy Retires

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia From the Miracles, Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, and the shaping of the original Little Steven, to being the genius behind the launch of the man that would become known as “the King of Pop,” Berry Gordy long ago indelibly cemented his place as one of the…

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Legendary Olympic Athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos Earn Induction into U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Their raised fists were as legendary as they were controversial. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, known for their Black Power salute during the 1968 Olympics medal ceremonies, have earned induction into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. The induction is scheduled for Nov. 1. Smith’s and Carlos’…

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Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month Begins

The founders of Black History Month, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), will host their annual conference in North Charleston at the beginning of October to coincide with the Moja Arts Festival. ASALH honored Queen Quet of the Gullah Geechee Nation as a “Living Legend” during a special luncheon on Capitol Hill and she…

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ASALH Celebrates “Black Migrations” at its 104th Annual Meeting and Conference in Charleston

  The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Annual Conference is an occasion to explore the history and culture of people of African descent. The conference assembles more than 1,000 educators, students, community leaders, business professionals, and others who share an interest in learning about the contributions of African Americans to this…

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Civil Rights Icon Angela Davis Inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Civil rights icon Angela Davis has earned induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. The activist, educator, and former Black Panther earned the honors because of her dedicated work during the civil rights movement and Davis’ continued fight to secure equal rights and social justice for…

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Black Press Exclusive: Dr. Lonnie Bunch’s African American Museum Dream Fulfilled

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Dr. Lonnie Bunch III, the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, sat down for an exclusive interview with National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The two discussed Bunch’s timely new…

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