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Category Archive: Black History, Civil Rights, Education, Employment

Column 53: Deadheading to Portland

REFLECTIONS ON BLACK HISTORY By Thomas C. Fleming Between 1927 and 1932, I worked for Aunt Mary. That was the nickname the black workers gave to the Southern Pacific Railroad. I never heard a white...

Column 52: Return to L.A.

REFLECTIONS ON BLACK HISTORY By Thomas C. Fleming When I started going down to Los Angeles in the late 1920s, while working for the railroad, there were probably 25,000 blacks living there —...

Column 58: Getting An Education

REFLECTIONS ON BLACK HISTORY By Thomas C. Fleming While attending Chico High School in California’s Sacramento Valley, I thought about going into law. But when I graduated in 1926, I discovered...

BLACK AUTHOR OFFERS NEW LEVEL OF PAN-AFRICANISM IN HIS NEW BOOK ENTITLED “KNOWLEDGE FOR TOMORROW: A SUMMARIZED COMMENTARY OF WORLD HISTORY, NATURE, HEALTH, RELIGION, ORGANIZED CRIME, AND INSPIRATION FOR THE YOUTH”

Fairfield, CA (BlackNews.com) – In his new paperback book, African American author/educator Quinton D. Crawford has detailed several social facts that will allow the reader to explore...

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH THE BLACK HISTORY QUIZ BOOK – A LOOK BACK AT THE 20TH CENTURY

Oklahoma City, OK – The pursuit of historical data fascinate Americans. Black history is a part of American history that was distorted and/or omitted from written records and textbooks....

Beacon Press is pleased to announce the publication of Sarah’s Long Walk by father-and-son writing team Stephen and Paul Kendrick, and of Anne C. Bailey’s African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade

One hundred years before Brown v. the Board of Education became the first case to overturn segregation in public schools, Roberts v. the City of Boston set the legal precedent that paved the way. But...

RITES-OF-PASSAGE PROGRAM EMPOWERS YOUNG BLACK MALES

Union, KY – For the past decade, people have heard the dismal reports on the state of black manhood. For example, an excessive number of black males are incarcerated. In 1999, 9.4% of all black...

A PROVEN BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS

I’m going to high school. A Guide to the Private High School Admissions Process written by Alice Dickerson (Necessity breeds invention, September 2001) is a step-by-step workbook to assist...

K. C.’s Non-Performing Schools:  $’s Not the Problem

By Emory Curtis The focused method this country has of zeroing in on the cause of transportation accidents that results in major injuries and deaths has made our air and land transportation systems...

Dr. William Percy Hytche, Former University President, Authors His Memoirs Entitled Step by Step to the Top: The Saga of a President of a Historically Black University

Step by Step to the Top recently rolled off the press. The author’s intention is to show that one can start with nothing and still reach the top. Among his contributions in his very timely and...