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The Death of Kelso Cochrane

Nov 12, 2018 03:19 am

Born in Antigua and arriving in London after living in the U.S, Kelso Cochrane was steadily working towards his goal of studying law. He had only been in England for five years when his life was cut short at 32-years old in spring of 1959. The Death of Kelso Cochrane At the time, Cochrane worked […]

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Mifflin Gibbs: One of the First Appointed Black Judges in the United States

Nov 12, 2018 03:19 am

Mifflin Gibbs was an entrepreneur, abolitionist, and lawyer who was involved in the abolitionist movement with Frederick Douglass in western New York. He later relocated to California, where racial prejudices kept him from working as a carpenter. Therefore, with the little money he had saved as a shoe shiner, Gibbs opened a successful imported clothing […]

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Meet the Creator of “Buy The Block,” The Black-Owned Platform Fighting Gentrification and Funding Development in Black Communities

Nov 12, 2018 03:19 am

Buy the Block, created by entrepreneur Linda (Lynn) P. Smith, is the only Black-owned crowd-investing platform that is helping Black communities build wealth while determining the direction of development in their communities. Developers go where the money is, and it’s an unfortunate fact that Black communities often lack that single wealthy investor who can back […]

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23 Years Later the Falsely Accused “Central Park Five” Gets Justice

Nov 12, 2018 03:19 am

In 1989, four young #black men, and one Latino man was accused of raping and beating a 28-year-old investment banker. The banker often ran in the park evenings after work. The young woman was left with no memory of the attack. The young men, #Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana Jr., #Kharey Wise, #Yusef Salaam, #and Antron McCray […]

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Robert Mallard Murdered For Voting and Driving a New Frazer Automobile

Nov 12, 2018 03:19 am

On November 20, 1948, the life of African-American, Amy Mallard, changed forever. She watched as a mob of twenty armed white men shot and killed her husband, Robert Mallard. At first the incident drew very little attention until Mallard’s wife began speaking out; the case soon became national news. Amy Mallard began speaking out about […]

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2 Racial Injustice Stories: Black Man Murdered When He Failed to Take Dog to Veterinarian

Nov 12, 2018 03:19 am

Original stories found at: eji.org #Black Man Killed in Birmingham, Alabama, during Arrest for Failure to Take Dog to Veterinarian On January 27, 1967, Robert Lacey, a black father of six, lost his life because he failed to take the family dog to the veterinarian. A day before the sheriff deputies show up to Robert […]

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Arthur Fletcher, Professional Football Player Who Also Became The “Father Of Affirmative Action”

Nov 12, 2018 03:19 am

Arthur Allen Fletcher, known to many as the father of affirmative action, was born on December 22, 1924, in Phoenix, Arizona. Little is known of Fletcher’s birth father, but his mother, Edna, soon married Buffalo Soldier Andrew Fletcher, who would eventually adopt Arthur. The family moved from one Army base to another for much of […]

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Civil War Biological Warfare

Nov 12, 2018 03:19 am

Confederate agents experiment with an early version of bio-warfare, attempting to spread yellow fever throughout Northern cities. source:www.history.com/topics/#black-history/abolitionist-movement/videos/civil-war-biological-warfare?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false

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James E.P. Randall: Flew Over 75 Missions Over North Korea Piloting F-51s During Korean War

Nov 12, 2018 03:19 am

Colonel James E.P. Randall was born in Roanoke, Virginia. He attended Hampton University before entering into pilot training in the U.S. Air Force. After completing basic training at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, he became a flight instructor at Perrin and Craig Air Force Bases in Texas and Alabama. Randall is recognized for flying 75 […]

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Meet Yvonne Jeffies Johnson: Bennett Belle Alum & Former Mayor of Greensboro, North Carolina

Nov 12, 2018 03:19 am

Bennett College is located in Greensboro, NC. Aside from Spelman College in Atlanta, the only women-centered HBCU in the nation, the Belles have been the center of Greensboro’s civil rights movements, become professionals in various disciplines, and become global citizens. This entry is about Yvonne Jeffies Johnson, who has become a famed Greensboro politician. Yvonne […]

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