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Category Archive: Black History, Education, Entertainment

FILMMAKER DANIEL BRUNO PRODUCES EIGHT HOURS OF DOCUMENTARIES FEATURING PROFESSOR CHARLES LAMPKIN, 1913-1989

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — A new and unique resource for scholars of 20th century American Studies, Black Studies and early nuclear weapons cinema, the “Charles Lampkin Presents”...

Queens Man Rowboat Departs Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York – Victor Mooney of Flushing watched his 24′ custom made Brazilian rowboat, christened The Spirit of Malabo, hoisted into a Maersk Line container today at the Gateway...

AIDS Fighting Rowboat Gets Ready For Next Mission

Brooklyn, New York – The Spirit of Malabo, a 24’ foot Brazilian built ocean rowboat, was hoisted from the Jamaica Bay at Gateway Marina early today and rolled on a cradle with Service Caster...

BOXING GREAT SUGAR RAY ROBINSON CARED FOR HIS OPPONENTS IN THE RING

By Sherwood Ross Sugar Ray Robinson, ranked by the Associated Press as the greatest boxer of the 20th Century, also exhibited a caring and compassionate nature that matched his talent. According to a...

Column 25: A Jack of All Trades

By Thomas C. Fleming Annie Powers, my step-grandmother in Chico, California, had sent Mama a train ticket to come and live with her after my parents were divorced in Florida in 1912. When I joined my...

Column 23: The Color Line

By Thomas C. Fleming Mrs. Johnson, the mulatto landlady at the first house where I lived in Chico, California in 1919, would always ask about other people: what was their color? She didn’t ask...

Column 22: The Agricultural Life

By Thomas C. Fleming On my first day in Chico, California, in April 1919, I looked around the neighborhood and saw acres and acres of empty land, unoccupied by any house. My sister helped me identify...

Column 21: California’s First Black Politicians

By Thomas C. Fleming California politics has always been controlled by big money. At one time, the Southern Pacific Railway held immense political power, and it was said that members of the...

Part 1: Jacksonville, 1907-15

By Thomas C. Fleming When I started remembering things, I was living in Jacksonville, Florida with my paternal grandmother. Her name was Phoebe; I don’t know what her maiden name was. I’m...

Part 2: Black Entertainers on Vaudeville

By Thomas C. Fleming Jacksonville, Florida was a big city when I was living there before World War One, and a lot of vaudeville came in there. Vaudeville was wonderful. They would always have both a...