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A lot of people who have ancestry from other countries are often curious about that culture, but don’t get a chance to explore it and find out more about who they are. Now, young black people are being allowed to explore their African roots, thanks to a program called Birthright AFRICA. Birthright AFRICA is a […]

Once a month, we have to thank this Black inventor to her contributions to feminine hygiene and sanitation. Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner,  the inventor of the sanitary pad.

Gwen Ifill, who was known as a trailblazing anchor and reporter, left her mark on journalism, especially for women of color because she made huge strides in a career that was previously occupied by mostly white men. She started off doing local news, but before long, she was cover presidential campaigns for some of the […]

One of the greatest mathematical minds in the country, Katherine Johnson, died on Monday at age 101. She was living at a retirement home in Newport News, VA. Mrs. Johnson was responsible for calculating the precise trajectories that would let Apollo 11 land on the moon in 1969 and let it return safely to Earth. […]

D Smoke’s “Black Habits” video explores a diverse spectrum of life from the black perspective. From African tribal dances to white-owned and black-worked plantations, D Smoke also depicts present-day sights such as cruising in a vehicle and wearing gold jewelry. The video opens with moss-draped trees on a Southern plantation where a white man on […]

Jennifer King is slated to make history when she becomes the first black woman to become a full-time full-year coaching intern in the NFL. And who’s the lucky team? The Washington Redskins, led by head coach Ron Rivera. The Redskins made the announcement on Monday. Rivera knows firsthand how capable King is because she was […]

Rochester’s own Shirley Jeanne Allen made history in 1992 when she earned her Doctoral Degree in Education (EdD) from the University of Rochester – the first deaf black woman in the world to attain this achievement. Prior to this, Allen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Gallaudet University in 1966 and her Master of […]

The day that celebrates love, Valentine’s Day, is also remembered as the birthday of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery, Douglass didn’t know his actual birth date, so he chose February 14 to mark the occasion because his mother used to call him her “valentine.” All the world knows about Douglass because of his tireless dedication […]

Written by DJ Sight Female rap artist and actress Queen Latifah was 1 of 6 people honored at Harvard University for her contribution to black history and black culture. She received the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal. Du Bois was the 1st black student to earn a doctorate from Harvard University in 1895. CONGRATULATIONS to Queen Latifah. […]

Did you see the image on Google today? Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the Silent Parade 

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