Building the First Slavery Museum in America By DAVID AMSDEN & The New York Times Magazine Louisiana’s River Road runs northwest from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, its two lanes snaking some 100 miles along the Mississippi and through a contradictory stretch of America. Flat and fertile, with oaks […]
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 […]
GET EDUCATED ON BLACK HISTORY. FACTS 2 TRUTH 2 KNOWLEDGE 2 POWER 2 FREEDOM. CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2015. The Black History Month “2015 Series”: Dr. Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson, Sr. The Black History Month Series 2015: Happy 113th Birthday, Langston Hughes. The Black History Month […]
An Open Letter To The New York City Police Department’s Guardians Association And The Hispanic Association.
From EBONY News & Views: An Open Letter to the New York City Police Department’s Guardians Association and the Hispanic Association Writers, activists, educators and other concerned community members call on Black and Latino cops to take a stand Dear Sisters and Brothers, First and foremost, please accept […]
# of days that Darren Wilson has remained free : 148 # of days that Kajieme Powell has been dead : 139 # of days that Vonderrit Myers Jr. has been dead : 86 Let’s Stay Connected So You Know Ferguson Ferguson, We Still Have a Long Way to Go In this on-air […]
Witness Says NJ Man Killed by Police During Traffic Stop Had Hands Up From The Free Thought Project.com: “I’m hurt. I’m disgusted. My biggest fear has come true. I lost my best friend, my soulmate. The man that promised to love me indefinitely and beyond is gone … […]
Ezell Ford Autopsy Report Shows He Was Shot 3 Times (once in the right side, once in the right back and once in the right arm).
From KTLA 5: Ezell Ford Autopsy Report Shows He Was Shot 3 Times BY JOHN A. MORENO AND MELISSA PAMER An autopsy report for 25-year-old Ezell Ford, a mentally ill man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles Police Department officers in South L.A. in August, was […]
Shout-Out/Hat-Tip to Ms. Nolwandle Ntshiza @NoliNtshiza for bringing this to my attention. Charles Barkley responds to Kenny Smith’s open letter on Ferguson By: NATE SCOTT & USA TODAY SPORTS: TNT analyst Charles Barkley responded to his colleague Kenny Smith’s open letter to him on Ferguson, Mo. first on […]
Originally posted on theGrio:
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, his attorney said Saturday, nearly four months after the fatal confrontation with the black 18-year-old that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across…
ABC Paid ‘Mid-to-High’ Six Figures For #DarrenWilson Interview BY CHARLES C. JOHNSON For GOTNEWS A NBC source with knowledge of the #DarrenWilson interview talks said that ABC offered to pay “mid-to-high” six figures for the interview. The source did not say an exact figure because NBC […]
The unknown number of people killed in police-involved shootings each year, as FiveThirtyEight reports: Efforts to keep track of “justifiable police homicides” are beset by systemic problems. “Nobody that knows anything about the SHR puts credence in the numbers that they call ‘justifiable homicides,’” when used […]
President Barack Hussein Obama Addresses The 2014 Mid Term Elections. Published on Nov 5, 2014 Following Republicans’ big wins in the Senate and House on election night, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said they would try to avoid the gridlock that has […]
First Lady Michelle Obama Host A Fashion Education Workshop at the White House. The workshop was to connect students with leading fashion professionals to show what to take to succeed in the fashion industry. Remarks by the First Lady at Fashion Education Workshop […]
Sarah Silverman’s quick public service announcement Published on Sep 24, 2013 It’s time to register to vote. It’s so easy. It literally takes 60 seconds at http://ourtime.org/vote Click the link already, will ya?Also Like us on Facebook :) http://www.facebook.com/ourtimeorg Click here to register to vote now: www.ourtime.org/vote National Voter Registration […]
Where In The World Is Barack™: Oval Office. Roosevelt Room. East Room. State Floor. Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center.
On Wednesday, the President will have lunch with Israeli President Shimon Peres at the White House. Afterward, the President will welcome Jimmie Johnson to the White House to honor him for his 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. In the evening, the […]
A Brand New Day™: 2013 Presidents Cup Teams Visit The White House. The Vice President And Dr. Biden Host Reception For The LGBT Community.
On Tuesday, On this sunny and warm Tuesday President Barack Obama meets with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in the Oval Office. The President will also host the 2013 Presidents Cup Teams at the White House. White House Schedule – June 24, […]
White House Schedule The major focus of the White House on Monday is its Working Families Summit, and President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden all are part of the program at the […]