Today in Black History

Today in Black History: Celebrating the Life of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad


As this year’s Black History month begins to come to a close, we remember the legacy of wisdom and righteous of  the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Born 34 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Elijah Muhammad, following the teachings of Master W.D. Fard Muhammad, went on to lead the Nation of Islam from 1934 until his death. […]

Best Music Moments in #BHM: ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ Wins 3 Grammy Awards

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On this day in Black History, R&B superstar R. Kelly won three Grammy Awards for his timeless single, “I Believe I Can Fly.” Visit for more information Written in 1996, this song was an original composition specifically for the cult classic film Space Jam. The song was originally released on November 26, 1996 on the […]

Celebrating Black History: Happy Birthday Dr. W.E.B. DuBois

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Today in Black History we celebrate the birth of American author, sociologist, historian, and civil rights activist Dr. W.E.B. DuBois. This man is one of the most important figures in the struggle for equality in the African American community. As a founding member of the NAACP, Dubois spent his entire professional career fighting to make […]

Hip Hop Moments in #BHM: Happy Birthday Lupe Fiasco

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On this day in Black History we celebrate the birth of one of Hip Hop’s most passionate revolutionaries. Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known as Lupe Fiasco, was born today [February 16] in 1982. Lupe Fiasco is an American rapper, producer, and entrepreneur based in Chicago, Illinois. Visit for more information Fiasco was born to a […]

Today In Black History: Celebrating Nat King Cole


On this day in Black History we celebrate the life of famed American musician, Nat King Cole. Nat King Cole made a name for himself in the jazz community during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, as a pianist and lead singer. Visit for more information On March 17, 1919, Nathaniel Adams Coles was born […]

Today in Black History: NAACP Founded 105 Years Ago

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On this day in Black History the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded by Mooreland Storey, Mary White Ovington, and W. E. B. Du Bois. The NAACP is an African American organization who’s mission is “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and  to […]

Today in Black History: Nelson Mandela Released From Prison


On this day in Black history, international peacemaker, humanitarian, voice of reason, and first President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was released from his imprisonment at Victor Verster Prison. Visit for more information On August 5, 1962 Mandela was captured along with Cecil Williams near Howick, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. Mandela was arrested and convicted of conspiracy […]

Today in Black History: Celebrating the Life of Paul Laurence Dunbar


On this day in Black History we celebrate the life of great American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. Dunbar is one of the first African Americans to gain national recognition for using the imagery of plantation life as a main source of inspiration in his work, although he was born a free man. Visit for […]

We Will Not Forget You: Happy Birthday, Sandra Bland


Sandra Bland is a woman whose story has been heard by and touched millions across the world. Bland was found hanged in her jail cell in Waller County, Texas after being arrested at a “routine traffic stop.” Her death was ruled a suicide by the court system of Texas, but the evidence of her case […]

Today in Black History: Celebrating Hank Aaron’s Birthday

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Today [February 5th] for Black History Month we celebrate the birth of baseball legend Henry Louis Aaron a.k.a. Hammerin’ Hank Aaron in 1938. Visit for more information Hank Aaron was an renowned right fielder for The Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers from 1954 to 1978. He was born in Mobile, Alabama to Herbert […]

Today In Black History: Celebrating Rosa Parks’ Birthday

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On this day in Black History one of the most influential people involved in the Civil Rights Movement was born. Her name was Rosa Parks and her stance against injustice helped spark a movement that helped country make one of its biggest steps towards racial equality. Visit for more information Rosa Louise McCauley was […]

Today in Black History: 15th Amendment Ratified in 1870


Today in Black History is just as important as it is relevant to current events. On this day 146 years ago [February 3, 1870] African American citizens of the United States were awarded the right to vote in all elections. Visit for more information The 15th Amendment to the US Constitution granted al African American […]

Celebrating Black History: Negro Baseball League Founded Today In 1886


Today in Black History [February 3] the first substantial Negro Baseball League was founded in 1920. The league was founded that year by Rube Foster, known as the father of Black baseball. The league he founded was called the Negro National League. Visit for more information The Negro National League was one of several Black […]

Today In Black History: Celebrating Sculptor William Artis


In celebration of Black History Month, we honor American sculptor William Ellisworth Artis, who was born today [February 2, 1914] in Washington, North Carolina. Visit for more information Artis’ work, along with many other African American artists, helped create an artistic revival in the Black community at this time known as the Harlem Renaissance. […]

Celebrating Langston Hughes’ Birthday [February 1, 1902]

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As we celebrate Black History Month, we honor American poet, novelist, and playwright Langston Hughes, who was born today [Monday, February 1, 1902] in Joplin, Missouri. Visit for more information Hughes is known as one of the earliest innovators of the new literary art form of jazz poetry. His poetry was one of the […]