Today in Black History

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

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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.” 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 Space Jam soundtrack and again […]

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. Fiasco was born to a family with eight other children. […]

Today In Black History: Celebrating Nat King Cole

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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. On March 17, 1919, Nathaniel Adams Coles was born in Montgomery, Alabama. When he was […]

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

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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. On August 5, 1962 Mandela was captured along with Cecil Williams near Howick, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. Mandela was arrested and convicted of conspiracy to overthrow the state. His […]

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

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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. Dunbar was born […]

We Will Not Forget You: Happy Birthday, Sandra Bland

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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. 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 and Estella Aaron. He was […]

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. Rosa Louise McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama to […]

Today in Black History: 15th Amendment Ratified in 1870

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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. The 15th Amendment to the US Constitution granted al African American men born in this country […]

Celebrating Black History: Negro Baseball League Founded Today In 1886

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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. The Negro National League was one of several Black baseball leagues in the country […]

Today In Black History: Celebrating Sculptor William Artis

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In celebration of Black History Month, we honor American sculptor William Ellisworth Artis, who was born today [February 2, 1914] in Washington, North Carolina. 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. Artis is known widely for […]

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. Hughes is known as one of the earliest innovators of the new literary art form of jazz poetry. His poetry was one of the main contributors to the Harlem […]