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Category Archive: Black History, Education, Mentoring

DR. GWENDOLYN BOYD, FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT OF ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY, SET TO DELIVER KING HOLIDAY ADDRESS

Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — Gwendolyn E. Boyd, the first female president of Alabama State University, will be the keynote speaker at The King Center’s 47th Annual Martin Luther King,...

Tavis on Repositioning Dr. King as a Revolutionary

The “Death of a King” Interview with Kam Williams Tavis Smiley is the host and managing editor of Tavis Smiley on PBS, and The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International. He is also the...

Funeral services set for beloved civil rights activist and Call and Post Editor Connie Harper

Services to be held at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland on Saturday, November 1 CLEVELAND, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Funeral services for Constance D. Harper, Editor-in-Chief...

Child Slavery Alive and Well in Each Bite of Chocolate you Eat this Halloween

The delicious candy bars you eat which can lead to tooth decay, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimers contain chocolate extracted from child slavery and processed sugar. The combination of...

THE PASSING OF A LEGEND — PIONEER ENTREPRENEUR, PHILANTHROPIST, AND TRAILBLAZER COMER J. COTTRELL, JR DIES AT 82

Plano, TX (BlackNews.com) — Pioneer entrepreneur, philanthropist and trailblazer Mr. Comer J. Cottrell, Jr., one of the country’s most prolific African-American businessmen, died Friday,...

ESSIE BERRY WIDOW OF FRED “RERUN” BERRY UNLEASHES 2014 ANTHEM AGAINST POLICE KILLINGS

Civil Rights Activist Essie “Rerun” Berry, also the widow of Fred Rerun Berry  from the hit TV sitcom, What’s Happening, wants answers and demands them immediately. Police killings...

Labor Day and African Americans

American History books on most occasions don’t include African Americans. The Labor Day holiday became a Federal Holiday in 1894, yet many Americans don’t know much about this holiday. Labor Day...

Anchoring the National Conversation on Race

The “Ferguson, Missouri” Interview With Kam Williams CNN’s Don Lemon has anchored and reported many breaking on-the-scene news stories, including the George Zimmerman trial, the Boston marathon...

HOW WE CAN HONOR MICHAEL BROWN IN A MEANINGFUL, CONSTRUCTIVE WAY

By Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson Founder and Executive Director, Be Someone Inc. Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — My heart aches for the people of Ferguson, MO and I cry when I think of the...

75th Alexandria Library Sit-In of 1939 Anniversary Event

Alexandria, VA August 21, 2014 – In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In, the Alexandria Library commemorates this little known historic civil rights event at the Kate...