Black History

While the image of the Black Panther Party often conjures one of a man in the signature beret carrying a gun, women were right there alongside the men of the party, making up an estimated 50 percent of membership.

Add NASCAR as the next sport black excellence will be showcased on full display. Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr is the first full-time African American driver in NASCAR since 1971. Back then it was Wendell Scott who was the first to make his mark in a sport that was dominated by white men and racism. Now in […]

Nasa opens a new computer research center named after the woman who helped astronauts reach space. After the movie Hidden Figures, many of us have learned that was African American women who help get the USA in outer space. Now Nasa is honoring one of the heroes Katherine G. Johnson by naming a new computer research […]

September 25th, 1957 President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent in troops to escort nine black students to school at Little Rock Central High School marking the beginning of desegregation of schools in the U.S. This year marks 60 years since schools were desegregated, but has segregation in schools gotten better or worse?  The latest percentage enrollments […]

Jack Daniel’s may be the name on the bottle but was not the man behind the signature whiskey. Many of us may have been drinking the famous Jack Daniel’s whiskey not knowing the true history behind the bottle. Fawn Weaver found out the history and is now shedding light and honoring the man that help […]

William T. Coleman was a pioneering legal figure who argued major cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of civil rights. The longtime lawyer and former director of the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Education Fund died last Friday at his Alexandria, Va. Home. He was the oldest living former U.S. Cabinet member. […]

With black made and star films making millions of dollars at the box office, we have proved to Hollywood that black films can sell. With that said, it makes it a perfect time to celebrate and tell the true story about one of our queens in the civil rights movement. According to a Hollywood report from […]

While Elvis Presley became the face of Rock ‘N’ Roll, the true genius behind the art form was Chuck Berry. Berry passed in his home last Saturday at the age of 90, leaving behind a legendary influence that stretched far beyond rock music. Berry was born October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Mo. The future […]

In the late 1800’s, young Black girls and women looking to escape the dearth of opportunities for education and jobs in the south traveled north. In New York, the White Rose Mission was established by a pair of Black women activists who saw a need to subvert the men who often preyed on the new […]

Today marks the 52nd anniversary of one of the most important civil rights events in American history!! On this very day in 1965 state troopers attacked civil rights marchers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. This event became known as “Bloody Sunday,” and gave momentum to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. […]

Harriet Jacobs was a former slave who penned an autobiography detailing her escape from an oppressive master who made sexual advances towards her. Jacobs became a darling of the anti-slavery movement with the publication of her book, Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl, helping other slaves by way of her celebrity. Jacobs was born […]