On January 30, 2009, Michael Steele became the first African American to lead the Republican Party as Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Chairman Steele is also only the second African American to lead either the Democratic or Republ ...
Posted Wednesday, February 18th 2009 at 12:03PM
Very few know the story of the man known as the "Gullah Statesman."
He was born, Robert Smalls, on April 5, 1839. His birthplace was Beaufort, a bustling waterfront town sitting on one of the Sea Islands, in what was known as the South Carolina l ...
Posted Monday, April 20th 2009 at 5:27PM
She was born, Jane Matilda Bolin on April 11, 1908. She was the youngest of four children. Her father was Gaius Charles Bolin. He was the first African American (also part Native American) to attend Williams College, in the Berkeshire Mountains o ...
Posted Friday, May 1st 2009 at 1:19PM
Introducing one of the nineteenth century's most famous and perplexing pianists. Born a slave in Georgia, Blind Tom died an international celebrity in 1908. He had an encyclopedic memory, all-consuming passion for music and mind boggling capacity to ...
Posted Saturday, July 10th 2010 at 8:27AM
Atlantic Southeast Airlines flights 5202 (Atlanta to Nashville) and 5106 (Nashville to Atlanta) became the first commercial jet revenue flights to be operated by an all-female all-African-American crew, on February 12. Captain Rachelle Jones and Fir ...
Posted Tuesday, March 3rd 2009 at 6:55AM
MARCH 5, 1959- 21 TEENAGED NEGRO BOYS WHO WERE HOUSED AT THE STATE RAN WRIGHTSVILLE NEGRO BOYS INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL WERE HOLOCAUSTICALLY MASSACRED IN ONE OF THE WORST FIRES EVER IN ARKANSAS HISTORY. THIS EVENT IS DIRECTLY TIED TO THE LITTLE ROCK NINE A ...
Posted Tuesday, May 5th 2009 at 4:03PM
The basketball and hip-hop culture fusion born in 1984 that is known now as The "Dunkadelic-Era" In America, 1984-Present. The "Dunkadelic-Era" is celebrating its 25th Anniversary during the year 2009 (1984-2009).
To honor the 25th Anniversary of ...
Posted Monday, March 16th 2009 at 6:03AM
The City of New York and the Honorable Mayor Michael Bloomberg have proclaimed June as NBHHCM 2010 (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month).
The City of Baltimore was the first US city in June 2009 to proclaim NBHHCM. Former Mayor of Baltimo ...
Posted Sunday, June 13th 2010 at 12:59PM
The City of Philadelphia became the 2nd US city to proclaim June 2010 as National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month. Philadelphia is one of the Top 3 cities in America that personify the hoops and hip-hop culture. ...
Posted Sunday, April 11th 2010 at 6:01PM
The State of Maryland and Governor Martin O'Malley became the first US State to Proclaim June as NBHHCM 2010 (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month). The City of Baltimore in June 2009 became the first US City to proclaim NBHHCM 2009.
The Ci ...
Posted Monday, June 21st 2010 at 1:11AM
The Million Man March was a African American march convened by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in Washington, DC on October 16, 1995. Minister Benjamin Chavis Muhammad was the National Director of the Million Man March. ...
Posted Saturday, February 16th 2008 at 11:13PM
For forty years between 1932 and 1972, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) conducted an experiment on 399 black men in the late stages of syphilis. These men, for the most part illiterate sharecroppers from one of the poorest counties in Alabama, were never told what disease they were suffering from or of its seriousness. Informed that they were being treated for “bad blood,” their doctors had no intention of curing them of syphilis at all.
Posted Saturday, February 16th 2008 at 11:01PM