Elizabeth Freeman (c. 1742 – December 28, 1829), in early life known as Bett and later Mum Bett, was among the first black slaves in Massachusetts to file a "freedom suit" and win in court under the 1780 constitution, with a ruling that slavery ...
Posted Saturday, February 28th 2015 at 6:35PM
Louis Farrakhan says as rappers are becoming conscious, white folks are upset
Louis Farrakhan discusses how rappers are changing while delivering comments to the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day keynote address on Sunday (Febru ...
Posted Friday, February 27th 2015 at 12:30PM
It has been 150 years since the Civil War ended and yet the American government still has failed to fund a museum dedicated purely to the history of slavery in the nation. Where the government fell short, however, the wealthy descendant of Irish labo ...
Posted Friday, February 27th 2015 at 12:21PM
Elijah Muhammad was the leader of the Nation of Islam ("Black Muslims") during their period of greatest growth in the mid-twentieth century. He was a major promoter of independent, black-operated businesses, institutions, and religion. Elijah Muhamma ...
Posted Wednesday, February 25th 2015 at 3:08PM
Born Albert Turner Reid in Hampton, Virginia, November 13, 1927, this world-renowned mathematician earned his bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University in 1949 but never completed a graduate degree in his chosen field. Despite this, he ...
Posted Monday, February 23rd 2015 at 7:40PM
The Deacons for Defense and Justice were an armed self defense African American civil rights organization in the U.S. Southern states during the 1960s.The organization practiced self-defense methods in the face of racist oppression that was carried o ...
Posted Thursday, February 19th 2015 at 5:25PM
Fannie Jackson was born a slave in Washington D.C. on October 15, 1837. She gained her freedom when her aunt was able to purchase her at the age of twelve. Through her teen years Jackson worked as a servant for the author George Henry Calvert and in ...
Posted Thursday, February 19th 2015 at 5:11PM
Some call Venus and Serena Williams two of the greatest female tennis players of all time. While the Williams sisters are one of the most dynamic sibling duos in sports history, they weren't the first African-American siblings to take tennis by ...
Posted Monday, February 16th 2015 at 1:51PM
Mary Fields was born into slavery in Tennessee in about 1832. She received her freedom when the war ended and slavery was outlawed but she stayed near her original owners, the Dunn family, as she and the Dunns’ daughter had become good friends. ...
Posted Sunday, February 15th 2015 at 5:23PM
Joseph Searles III (born 1948) was elected as the first African American trader of the New York Stock Exchange.
Joseph Searles III graduated from Kansas State University in 1963 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. After graduation ...
Posted Friday, February 13th 2015 at 10:19AM
Lillian (Evans) Evanti, one of the first African American women to become an internationally prominent opera performer, was born in Washington D.C. in 1891. Evanti was born into a prominent Washington, D.C. family. Her father, Wilson Evan ...
Posted Thursday, February 12th 2015 at 5:30PM
The Omaha Courthouse Lynching of 1919 The infamous Omaha Courthouse Lynching of 1919 was part of the wave of racial and labor violence that swept the United States during the “Red Summer” of 1919. It was witnessed by an estimated ...
Posted Sunday, February 8th 2015 at 5:56PM
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress later called “the first lady of civil rights”, and “the mother of the freedom movement&rdqu ...
Posted Wednesday, February 4th 2015 at 2:26PM
Harper Lee to publish new novel, 55 years after To Kill a Mockingbird
Go Set a Watchman, completed in the mid-50s but lost for more than half a century, was written before To Kill A Mockingbird and features Scout as an adult
Posted Wednesday, February 4th 2015 at 2:10PM
Mary Jane Patterson was born September 12, 1840, in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was the first African American woman to receive a B.A degree. She was the oldest of Henry Irving Patterson and Emeline Eliza (Taylor) Patterson's children. There is conf ...
Posted Monday, February 2nd 2015 at 5:35PM
January 31st marked the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery.
To commemorate the occasion new photos have been released showing some of the men and women who lived through that era &nda ...
Posted Sunday, February 1st 2015 at 7:33PM
After dropping his critically lauded Black Messiah, D’Angelo, was the featured guest on a J.K. Simmons-hosted episode of ‘Saturday Night Live.’ The sketch comedy show featured riffs on Obamacare, Microsoft Office, and Seattle Seahaw ...
Posted Sunday, February 1st 2015 at 7:23PM
Saviours’ Day 2015 marks the 85th year of the Nation of Islam’s existence in North America
Each year, the Nation of Islam commemorates the birth of its founder Master W. Fard Muhammad (February 26, 1877). This year’s Saviours& ...
Posted Sunday, February 1st 2015 at 5:39PM
The Woolworth sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests which led to the Woolworth's department store chain reversing its policy of racial segregation in the Southern United States. While not the first sit-ins of the African-American Civil Rights ...
Posted Sunday, February 1st 2015 at 5:31PM
The following article contains excerpts from the message delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on June 15, 2013 as Part 23 of his 52-week Lecture Series “The Time and What Must Be Done” titled “We Must Unite To Save Ou ...
Posted Thursday, January 15th 2015 at 8:34PM
(FinalCall.com) - A large gathering was held January 11 drawing more than a million to the streets of Paris for a rally, which many are calling the largest demonstration in French history.
While that symbolic show of international unity has captured ...
Posted Thursday, January 15th 2015 at 7:34PM
Popular talk show host Oprah Winfrey is under fire from activists who have been out in the streets drawing attention to police brutality against young black men, after she called their movement “leaderless,” the Washington Post reports.
During an ...
Posted Sunday, January 4th 2015 at 3:25PM