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George Taliaferro, First Black Player Drafted by NFL, Dies at 91

by Christina Santi   Oct 10, 2018

George Taliaferro, the first African-American man drafted by an NFL team, died Monday. He was 91, according to ESPN. Taliaferro was picked by the... Read More

Power Rising Summit Brings Out Hundreds of Black Women

Power Rising Summit Brings Out Hundreds of Black Women

by Shantell E. Jamison   Feb 23, 2018

A national summit that is geared towards African-American women has launched in Atlanta with a series of celebrities slated to make appearances. NBC reports... Read More

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: African-Americans in the Era of Black Lives Matter

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: African-Americans in the Era of Black Lives Matter

by Sheeri Mitchell   Feb 15, 2018

The African-Americans of the 2010s The start of the 2010s found America in the throes of an economic recession as a result of the Housing Market Collapse of... Read More

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: African-Americans in the Obama Era

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: African-Americans in the Obama Era

by Sheeri Mitchell    Feb 15, 2018

The African-Americans of the 2000s The decade that was predicted to begin with the Y2K disaster, the coding bug that would adversely affect every... Read More

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: The African-Americans of the 1990s

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: The African-Americans of the 1990s

by Sheeri Mitchell    Feb 15, 2018

The African-Americans of the 1990s Despite the technological advances that gave us widespread personal cell phone usage, the internet, email and the dotcom boom,... Read More

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: The Black Americans of the 1980’s

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: The Black Americans of the 1980’s

by Sheeri Mitchell    Feb 15, 2018

The Black Americans of the 1980’s If the wage gap between middle class black families and middle class white families began to close during... Read More

The Afro-Americans of the 1970s: Black History from the Pages of EBONY

The Afro-Americans of the 1970s: Black History from the Pages of EBONY

by Sheeri Mitchell    Feb 15, 2018

The Afro-Americans of the 1970s In a decade rife with turmoil, America witnessed the widening of the war in Vietnam; at least one infamous protest to that... Read More

The Blacks of the 1960s: Black History from the Pages of EBONY

The Blacks of the 1960s: Black History from the Pages of EBONY

by Sheeri Mitchell    Feb 15, 2018

The Blacks of the 1960s Despite the victory of Brown v. Board of Education in the previous decade, most African-Americans in the ‘60s found themselves... Read More

The Colored People of the 1950s: Black History from the Pages of EBONY

The Colored People of the 1950s: Black History from the Pages of EBONY

by Sheeri Mitchell   Feb 15, 2018

BLACK HISTORY FROM THE PAGES OF EBONY: The Colored People of the 1950s With WWII ending the previous decade, the ’50s found the United... Read More

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: The Negroes of The 1940’s

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: The Negroes of The 1940’s

by Sheeri Mitchell   Feb 15, 2018

The Negroes of The 1940’s In the 1940’s, African-Americans had become accustomed to all expressions of racism but had steadfastly refused to embrace anti-black... Read More