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5 Malcolm X Quotes That Are More Relevant Than Ever

by Britni Danielle

Like a lot ‘80s babies, my first real introduction to el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, known to the world as Malcolm X, came from Spike Lee’s… Read More

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Frank Smith's Journey from Civil Rights Activist to Civil War Curator

by Avis Thomas-Lester / Urban News Service

Frank Smith, Jr. emerged from a Mississippi jail and learned that he was wanted — by Uncle Sam. The 20-year-old civil rights worker… Read More

Cinco de Mayo & Afro-Mexican History, 5 Things You May Not Know

Cinco de Mayo & Afro-Mexican History, 5 Things You May Not Know

by Britni Danielle

Despite its popularity here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day (that’s September 16). Instead, the date marks Mexico’s… Read More

69 Years Later: Why Jackie Robinson STILL Matters

69 Years Later: Why Jackie Robinson STILL Matters

by Greg Simms Jr.

Let’s be clear. Jackie Robinson wasn’t the first man. He wasn’t the first Black athlete to play in a professional… Read More

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination: Rare Images from the Day

On the evening April 4, 1968 a shot rang out aimed at Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., striking him in the chin and neck, almost certainly killing him… Read More

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Is a Star in Her Own Right

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Is a Star in Her Own Right

by Wendy L. Wilson

It’s hard to stand out when you’re the oldest of five talented siblings, one of whom is internationally recognized superstar Diana Ross… Read More

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[UNSUNG SHEROES] Beauty Pioneer Annie Turnbo Malone Opens Doors for Others

by Demetria Irwin

The name Madam CJ Walker is synonymous with Black hair care and Black wealth. Walker built a beauty empire and amassed a fortune in the early 20th… Read More

[FREEDOM FIGHTERS] Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica's Visionary

[FREEDOM FIGHTERS] Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica's Visionary

by Shantell E. Jamison

More than 40 years ago, Simpson-Miller, now 70, stepped onto the Jamaican political scene in hopes of changing her homeland. The working-class native… Read More

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[UNSUNG SHEROES] Queen Nanny of the Maroons -- Taking Freedom Back

by Demetria Irwin

Although we hear the history of Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution of the 1790s, Jamaica’s Maroons (or Windward Maroons) were actually… Read More

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