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On This Day in History: Congress Adopted the 15th Amendment Making it Illegal for Anyone to Deny African-Americans Their Right to Vote

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The 15th Amendment concedes African Americans the right to vote. Despite the amendment, in the late 1870s, oppressive practices were utilized to continue to hold African Americans from their right to vote. Those tactics include Jim Crow laws, violence, intimidation, unreasonable literacy test, and poll taxes. The Voting Rights act of 1965, promised punishment to […]

#BHM Today Marks the 27th Anniversary of the Death of Arthur Ashe

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Arthur Robert Ashe was an African American tennis player who won three Grand Slam titles. He is the first black man to ever win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon in 1975, the US Open in 1968, and the Australian Open in 1970. Born in Richmond Virginia, on July 10th, 1943 Arthur Ashe and his […]

#BHM: Doug Williams First Black QB To Win Super Bowl

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As we watched the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV yesterday, it is important to remember Black History Month runs in tandem with this unofficial American holiday. Despite declining viewership due to the Kaepernick controversy, the NFL is still one of the most-watched sports in the country and is […]

Peter Gunz Makes History Becoming First Black Host Of ‘Cheaters’

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Bronx legend and reality TV star Peter Gunz, who is best known for his Billboard breaking hit “Deja Vu (Uptown Baby),” and his stint on Love & Hip Hop New York, has made another groundbreaking move by becoming the first African American host for the hit show Cheaters. He joins Tommy Habeeb, Joey Greco, and […]

SOURCE BHM Month: The First Rapper Ever… Meet Coke La Rock

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While you might believe that it is unlikely for anyone to really zone in who was the first person to ever be considered a rapper, the universal consensus from the people who were there back in the day, say that there is one name you have to point to. That would be an emcee named […]

Google Proves Black Culture is the Blueprint for Pop Culture in ‘Most Searched’ Ad

Beyonce Pledges Additional $1M to Aid Black-Owned Small Businesses

The Grammys got dragged once again for their lack of diversity at the 2020 award ceremony. To add insult to injury, the Recording Academy’s CEO, Deborah Dugan, filed an explosive complaint against them claiming the voting process was rigged, citing gender and racial discrimination. Of course, they weren’t going to actually fix the voting process […]

Cheri Beasley Becomes the First Black Woman to Lead NC Supreme Court

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There is nothing better than celebrating Black Girl Magic in Black History Month! In addition to Cheri Beasley making history by becoming the first woman to lead North Carlina Supreme Court earlier this week, today is her birthday. Beasley will start on March 1 following the resignation of Chief Justice Mark Martin. In a statement […]

Black History Month: The Source Celebrates The Man Called Allah

A very key figure that is almost always omitted from the pages of Black History is the father of the 5% Nation, a man known simply as Allah. Born on this date in 1928 in Danville, Virginia as Clarence Smith, he established one of the most influential cultures in today’s society that spread from the […]