Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin.
She began singing i ...
Posted Thursday, February 11th 2016 at 5:00PM
The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) was a labor union organized by African American employees of the Pullman Company in August 1925 and led by A. Philip Randolph and Milton P. Webster. Over the next twelve years, the BSCP fought a three-fr ...
Posted Thursday, February 11th 2016 at 4:47PM
In 1781, Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman became the first African-American woman to win her freedom from slavery through a court of law. The case was held in Massachusetts, which coincidentally, became the first state in the Union to abolish slavery; many ...
Posted Wednesday, February 10th 2016 at 9:22PM
In 1970, Cheryl Adrienne Brown was the first African-American woman to compete in the Miss America pageant.
Born in New York City, to a Port Authority officer and a hospital clinic manager, she grew up in Queens with three brothers. Brown studied ...
Posted Wednesday, February 10th 2016 at 9:16PM
Only the second of its kind the country, The Griot Museum of Black History opened as The Black World History Wax Museum in February 1997. In 2009, we hit upon what seems to be the perfect name “The Griot Museum of Black History” ("The Griot”). In ...
Posted Wednesday, February 10th 2016 at 7:54AM
Painted symbol of the Power Fist
The raised fist (also known as the clenched fist) is a symbol ofsolidarity and support. It is also used as a salute to express unity, strength, defiance, or resistance.
Not to be confused with Michaela Angela Dav ...
Posted Tuesday, February 9th 2016 at 6:13PM
“The ancestors of Black Indians often created an American Sisterhood and Brotherhood we have tried to maintain under terrible circumstances and in the face of armed opposition.”
‘They Know We Have A History’
Gregory V. Boulware, Esq.
Posted Sunday, February 7th 2016 at 12:22PM
JULIAN FRANCIS ABELE (1881-1950) ARCHITECT WHO DESIGNED THE PHILADELPHIA FREE LIBRARY, WIDER LIBRARY AT HAVARD, AND THE BUILDING THAT IS NOW THE INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS AT THE NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Julian Francis Abele (1881-1950), chief designer of th ...
Posted Friday, February 5th 2016 at 9:33AM
WHEN WILL WE LEARN HOW TO SPEAK THE CAR DEALERS ENCRYPTED LANGUAGE?
In 2003 God inspired CCBM (http://bit.ly/1RTp6KJ ) to become the first "Global" advocate for "People of Color" who refuse to accept the irrefutable fact that RECORD BREAKING, Car ...
Posted Thursday, February 4th 2016 at 1:32AM
"Susie King Taylor (1848-1912) was the first Black Army nurse. She tended to an all Black army troop named the First South Carolina Volunteers, 33rd Regiment, where her husband served, for four years during the Civil War. Despite her service, like ma ...
Posted Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 at 4:47PM
Mordecai Wyatt Johnson (January 4, 1890 – September 10, 1976) was an American educator. He served as the first black president of Howard University, from 1926 until 1960.
Johnson received his B.A. from Morehouse College in 1911, and second bache ...
Posted Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 at 4:45PM
Courtesy of BlackNews.com
Students and parents looking for financial aid to help pay for college are rejoicing about the release of a new 67-page book entitled, Get That Money, Honey! Top 101+ Scholarships (and Internships) for African Americans a ...
Posted Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 at 12:08PM
Content Provided Courtesy of AT&T 28 Days at http://www.ATT.com/28Days
Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick had been called a “Super Doctor” and named among “America’s Best Physicians” by national publications long before he was unanimously elected Howard U ...
Posted Monday, February 1st 2016 at 6:53PM
Google’s honoring of Frederick Douglass through a doodle on its search page Monday highlights one of America's most prominent abolitionists.
Douglass’ life story and his oral and literary work still stand as defining items in the saga of slavery a ...
Posted Monday, February 1st 2016 at 6:31PM
We are excited to announce a partnership between Tech Giant - Symantec and The HBCU mega site - HBCUConnect.com, inviting HBCU alumni and African American professionals on the West Coast (or traveling to the area) to an evening of networking at Symantec's beautiful Headquarters in Mountain View, California Headquarters! Click to find out more. ...
Posted Monday, February 1st 2016 at 1:41AM
The case of a former Ku Klux Klan leader convicted of killing a 16-year-old black girl with a crossbow is being reviewed by the North Carolina Parole Commission, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Russell Hinson, the “Exalted Cyclops” leader of ...
Posted Sunday, January 31st 2016 at 4:02PM
FLINT, Michigan—Arthur Woodson, a longtime resident, sees great irony in the state’s “Pure Michigan” slogan in efforts to draw visitors in light of the pure hell residents are facing with an unhealthy water supply.
In interviews and in writing, he ...
Posted Sunday, January 31st 2016 at 3:46PM
In a very honest and informative session, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan sat down for an interview and a dialogue with Alex Jones of Infowars.com (January 20, 2016) ...
Posted Sunday, January 31st 2016 at 3:39PM
When We Argue and Fight Amongst Ourselves - Not Agreeing to Disagree When Involved In A Stalemate or Meeting of the Minds... The Enemy is Waiting In The Wings To Pounce Upon Us At Every Turn. The Plan of The Oppressor Has Not Worked...Why Give Them ...
Posted Sunday, January 31st 2016 at 3:03PM
What is Serapis? Origin of JESUS CHRIST
Constantine called the council by summoning all the bishops to discredit Arius, The Council of Nicaea. During the time when this meeting was called upon, there was no mention of Jesus Christ at all; no man ...
Posted Friday, January 29th 2016 at 8:21PM
Holly Adrienne Hogrobrooks, civil rights pioneer who helped to organize Houston’s first sit-in on March 4, 1960, died January 22 after a lengthy illness. Her efforts helped pave the path to end segregation in Houston. She was 75.
Hogrobrooks, was ...
Posted Friday, January 29th 2016 at 2:13PM
“The Hard Way”
Gregory V. Boulware, Esq.
“The human body is more than 60 percent water. Blood is 92 percent water, the brain and muscles are 75 percent water, and bones ...
Posted Thursday, January 28th 2016 at 7:11PM