The Trouble I’ve Seen Published on Jan 22, 2013 Featuring the work of Northeastern University School of Law‘s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ), “The Trouble I’ve Seen” follows the investigations of three harrowing civil rights cold cases. Founded by Professor Margaret Burnham, CRRJ takes on cases […]
Celebrating Black History Month this year has been a joy. I learn many things I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing every year I do this series but this year was especially informative & educational. I hope you too took pleasure in learning from my post. Here now […]
The Final 2015 Black History Month Series Post: Earl Francis Lloyd (April 3, 1928 – February 26, 2015)
Black History Month Series 2015: Earl Francis Lloyd (April 3, 1928 – February 26, 2015) Mr Earl Francis Lioyd was a true trailblazer in the world of The National Basketball Association. Earl was the 1st Black player, 1st Black bench coach and 1st Black head coach in the NBA. […]
Black History Month Series 2015: Nancy Green (November 17, 1834 – August 30, 1923), a.k.a. Aunt Jemima.
Black History Month Series 2015: Nancy Green (November 17, 1834 – August 30, 1923) a.k.a. Aunt Jemima. Celebrating Black History Month – Nancy Green a.k.a. Aunt Jemima by Jennifer D. Loessy Nancy Green was born on Novermber 17, 1834. She was a Black storyteller and one of the first black […]
From February 21, 1965 to February 26th, 2012 to August 9th, 2014. #TrayvonMartin #MichaelBrown #MalcolmX50 pic.twitter.com/i7IErHTfPz — N.O.T.O.R.I.O.U.S.™ (@MrMilitantNegro) February 26, 2015 Trayvon Martin’s Parents ‘Heartbroken‘ Published on Feb 25, 2015 George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, will […]
Black History Month Series 2015: Ms. Ernesta G. Procope. From Storefront to Wall Street, Ernesta G. Procope Has Blazed Trails in Insurance and Real Estate Celebrating this year’s Black Enterprise A. G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award Winner From Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton & BLACK ENTERPRISE History-makers seldom have an example to follow; […]
Black History Month Series 2015: Trayvon Benjamin Martin (February 5, 1995 – February 26, 2012) This Black History Moment will be a tad bit different. Today The Department Of Justice informed the world there will be no federal charges against George Zimmerman. Trayvon Martin: DOJ Announces No Charges Against […]
Black History Month Series 2015: Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753 – December 5, 1784). Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753 – December 5, 1784) was the first published African-American woman and second published African-American poet. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven and transported to North America. […]
Black History Month Series 2015: The Black Cowboy’s. A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks. The historic American cowboy of the late 19th century arose from the vaquero traditions of […]
Black History Month Series 2015: Forgetting The Racist Past. I wonder how many Black Americans drink Jameson Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey? Why do I ask? From ModernNotion.com: James Jameson Bought a Slave to Watch Her Be Eaten by Cannibals By Josh Hrala James Jameson, heir to the Jameson Irish Whiskey company, once bought […]
The Assassination of Malcolm X Malcolm X (/ˈmælkəm ˈɛks/; May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشباز), was an African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, […]
Black History Month Series 2015: James Nathaniel “Jim” Brown. James Nathaniel “Jim” Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American former professional football player and actor. He is best known for his exceptional and record-setting nine year career as a fullback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football […]
Black History Month Series 2015: The Pullman Car Porter. Pullman porter Pullman porters were men hired to work on the railroads as porters on sleeping cars. Starting shortly after the American Civil War, George Pullman sought out former slaves to work on his sleeper cars. Pullman porters served American railroads […]
The Black History Month Series 2015: Doctor Charles Richard Drew (June 3, 1904 – April 1, 1950). Dr. Charles Drew Blood Bank Inventor It’s impossible to determine how many hundreds of thousands of people would have lost their lives without the contributions of African-American inventor Dr. Charles Drew. This physician, […]
The Oreo Black History Series 2015: Karl Anthony “The Mailman” Malone. This is the month we celebrate Black History. I have decided to do something a bit different. Each day this month I will publish an “Oreo Black History Series 2015″ as well as “The Black History Month Series […]
Black History Month Series 2015: Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, African-American Soprano (January 5, 1868 or 1869 – June 24, 1933)
Black History Month Series 2015: Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, known as Sissieretta Jones, (January 5, 1868 or 1869 – June 24, 1933) Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones Background information Birth name Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Also known as The Black Patti Born January 5, 1868 Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S. Died June 24, 1933 […]
Black History Month Series 2015: Lewis Howard Latimer (September 4, 1848 – December 11, 1928) Lewis Howard Latimer (September 4, 1848 – December 11, 1928) was an African-American inventor and draftsman. Lewis Latimer was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1848. He was the son of George and Rebecca Latimer, escaped […]
Black History Month Series 2015: Robert Robinson Taylor (June 8, 1868 – December 13, 1942) Robert Robinson Taylor (June 8, 1868 – December 13, 1942) was an American architect; by some accounts the first accredited African-American architect. He was also the first African-American student enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute […]
From The Root: 3 1/2 Minutes: How Gun Culture, Fear and Racial Bias Killed Jordan Davis The film 3 1/2 Minutes documents the trial of Davis’ killer, Michael Dunn, and captures the life of the young man through interviews with his parents and friends. BY: JULIE WALKER ne […]
From Associated Press & Breaking 911: N.Y. Mom Killed 5-Year-Old With Salt, Live Tweeted His Decline WHITE PLAINS, New York — Lacey Spears, 27, is charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of her son, Garnett. Not only is Spears accused of purposely poisoning the boy, but […]
Cops Shoot New Jersey Man 9 Times During Traffic Stop President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address Obama pokes fun at GOP during State of the Union speech Senator Joni Ernst Worst Republican State Of the Union Response EVER!! 2015 Obama State of […]
Two Tuskegee Airmen, Clarence E. Huntley Jr. And Joseph Shambrey, Friends, Die In Their Homes On Same Day, January 5th, At Age 91.
2 Tuskegee Airmen Die in Los Angeles at 91 on the Same Day From Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Jan 11, 2015, 3:37 PM ET Two members of the Tuskegee Airmen ? the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II ? died on the same day. The […]
VICE Media: The Revolutionary Gun Clubs Patrolling The Black Neighborhoods Of Dallas, Huey P. Newton Gun Club.
From VICE Media: The Revolutionary Gun Clubs Patrolling the Black Neighborhoods of Dallas by Aaron Lake Smith On a warm fall day in South Dallas, ten revolutionaries dressed in kaffiyehs and ski masks jog the perimeter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park bellowing “No more pigs in […]
As a young adult one of my favorite TV shows was The Equalizer starring Edward Woodard. The Equalizer was an American crime drama television series, originally airing on CBS from fall 1985, until late-spring 1989. It starred Edward Woodward as a retired espionage/intelligence officer with a […]
Black History Moment: 59 Years Ago Today, Ms. Rosa Parks Refused To Surrender Her Seat On A Montgomery, Alabama Bus. Sparked A Nation.
Rosa Parks Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. Her birthday, February 4, and the day she was arrested, December 1, have […]
Presidential Proclamation — Veterans Day, 2014 VETERANS DAY, 2014 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, A PROCLAMATION Since the birth of our Nation, American patriots have stepped forward to serve our country and defend our way of […]
By Jueseppi B. Percy Lavon Julian (April 11, 1899, Montgomery, Al. – April 19, 1975, Waukegan, Illinois) was a U.S. research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. He was the first to synthesize the natural product physostigmine, and a pioneer in the industrial large-scale chemical synthesis of the human […]
By Jueseppi B. The 2014 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested in this election along with 38 state and territorial governorships, […]
Celebrating Black History Month. The Black History Moment Series #26: Chokwe Lumumba, Civil Rights Maverick.
By Jueseppi B. Throughout the month Of February, TheObamaCrat™ will post a daily series called The Black History Moment Series. Each day for 28 days of this historic month you will be given the food of Black History to satisfy your hunger for knowledge. Celebrating Black History […]
The Black History Moment Series #25: 4 DEAD Little BLACK Girls. The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing.
By Jueseppi B. I want to start this Black History Moment off a little differently. There is a dynamic young Black lady named Victoria Pannell whom I met thru Twitter two years ago. She is what I would wish my daughter was, if I had a daughter. […]
By Jueseppi B. Voter Registration VOTER REGISTRATION Registration Deadline: Voter registration is closed for the ten (10) days before an election Party Affiliation: No party registration required for primary voting VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS: Age: Must be […]
By Jueseppi B. Remarks by the President Honoring the University of Alabama Football Team South Portico 2:04 P.M. EDT President Obama Welcomes BCS National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide Published on Apr 15, 2013 The President welcomes the University of Alabama Crimson Tide […]
By Jueseppi B. Statements and Releases April 15, 2013 Statement by the Press Secretary on S. 716 April 15, 2013 Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on National Security Advisor Donilon’s Meetings in Russia […]