Black History Month 2019

Arts & Entertainment

Nikki Giovanni was born Yolande Cornelia Giovanni, Jr., on June 7, 1943, in Knoxville, Tennessee.  She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. Giovanni worked to graduate with honors , proudly from her grandfather’s alma mater, Fisk University in 1967. Nikki Giovanni is currently a distinguished Professor , at Virginia Tech. She has worked there since 1987. […]

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A character guide to one of our featured Black History Month heroes, Serena Williams.

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Today for Black History Month 2019, we are highlighting the mogul Sean Combs. Birth Date: November 4, 1969 Hometown: New York City, New York Fun Facts:  Sean goes by many names such as Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, and simply Diddy Sean is an entrepreneur, producer, and artist that started Bad Boy Entertainment in 1993 Sean is also known […]

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William Henry Duke, Jr. (born February 26, 1943) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer of film and television. Known for his physically imposing frame, Duke’s works primarily in the action and crime drama genres, but occasionally appears in comedy.[1] Frequently a character actor, he has starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando and Predator, […]

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Today for Black History Month 2019, we are highlighting media mogul Cathy Hughes. Birth Date: April 22, 1947 Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska Fun Facts:  Cathy founded Radio One (now known as Urban One) in 1980, and today is the chairman of the billion dollar company that operates in 16 markets with 54 stations Cathy has 1 son, Alfred Liggins, […]

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Know your history, know yourself.

Black History Month

How well do you know black TV dads?

Malcolm Little was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, the fourth of eight children born to Louise and Earl Little.  Malcolm is known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz which is Arabic.  Malcolm’s father was killed by white supremists. When he was 13, his mother was placed in a mental institution while he was placed […]

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On day 35 of the government shutdown, TSA agents at John F. Kennedy airport were prompt for work on what was supposed to be pay-day. Their uniforms were neat and to professional standards listed in the TSA uniform policy. Despite the thick fog of unspoken truth gathered in Terminal 4, they were pleasant as they […]

Eleven years before Rosa Park took her famous seat on that Birmingham bus, Irene Morgan Kirkaldy refused to move, sparking a landmark supreme court case. One summer morning in 1944 Irene Morgan boarded a Greyhound bus in Gloucester, Va, where she took her seat in the ‘colored’ section and settled in for her four-hour trip to Baltimore, Md. A short […]

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Oscar Devereaux Micheaux (January 2, 1884 – March 25, 1951) was an African-American author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films. Although the short-lived Lincoln Motion Picture Company was the first movie company owned and controlled by black filmmakers, Micheaux is regarded as the first major African-American feature filmmaker, a prominent producer […]

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Fresh off a year that saw a number of notable firsts for African-Americans, 2019 has already been capitalizing on that momentum and seems set to be a legitimate challenger for one of the most significant set of 12 months in the annals of Black history.