8:05 AM / Friday March 24, 2017


The annual Schomburg Symposium answers questions about Blacks, inclusion in sports

March 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The Chicago American Giants Negro League Baseball team in 1919. By Arlene Edmonds Correspondent Racial integration often comes with a price. This is particularly true in the world of professional sports. One could ask what if African American athletes never left the old Negro League Baseball. Could they have increased their audience popularity…

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Little known museum challenges visitors to remember brutal past and push forward

March 3, 2017

By Kendall Alexander @SteezieKBreezie Philosopher and essayist George Santayana is noted for penning the now cliche mantra, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  In an era where the political and socio-economic climate is at a bubbling point soon to boil over, these words couldn’t ring out more factually.  While it…

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The Philadelphia Black History Collaborative holds its first annual conference

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The Philadelphia Black History Collaborative members and founders celebrate a successful first conference. (Pictured from left to right: Adrian Arnold,M.Ed.,Ismael Jimenez, M.Ed., Stacy Nzinga Hil, M.Ed. and Yaasiyn Muhammad, M.Ed.  (Photo Credit- Amy V. Simmons) The conference theme was “Controlling Our Narrative: Oppression, Resistance, and Accommodation: Contextualizing the Modern Black Experience, 1968-present.” By…

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Annie Malone, the first Black woman millionaire

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Meet Annie Malone – The First Black Woman Millionaire There are millions of women entrepreneurs in the United States that are running successful businesses, and many of them have even reached millionaire status. In fact, according a study by The American College, up to 45 percent of American millionaires are women. Few…

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Ten books on Black culture, because why wait for Black History Month?

February 10, 2017

By Jada Ojii Black history and culture is one thing that unites Black people across the globe. It gives us a chance to find commonality and solidarity in a world where we face similar struggles. There’s a lot that can be learned from literature that reflects Black lives and identity, not only about Black…

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Newseum opens ‘‘1967: Civil Rights at 50” Exhibit tells the story of the rise of the Black Panther Party and the turbulent events of 1967

February 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  (Credit: Sam Kittner/Newseum) WASHINGTON —  Last week, the Newseum opened “1967: Civil Rights at 50,” which explores the civil rights events of 1967, when Black Americans used their First Amendment freedoms to challenge police brutality, economic inequality and the Vietnam War amid deadly riots and the rise of the Black Panther Party. It…

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The Washington Monument

February 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The front of Ben’s Chili Bowl    (Photo: Denise Clay) For nearly 60 years, Ben’s Chili Bowl has been one of the few things that both Washington’s residents and tourists have been able to count on. By Denise Clay One of the first things that you notice when you walk into Ben’s Chili…

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Gambia’s ex-leader made off with millions, luxury cars

January 28, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Gambia’s defeated leader Yahya Jammeh departs at Banjul airport Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. Jammeh announced early Saturday he has decided to relinquish power, after hours of last-ditch talks with regional leaders and the threat by a regional military force to make him leave. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) By Krista Larson and Carley Petesch Associated…

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