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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, widow of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, is running for his seat in Congress

Nov 14, 2019 10:41 pm

According to baltimoresun.com, Maryland Democratic Party Chairwoman Maya Rockeymoore Cummings,  widow of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, is running for her husband’s seat in Congress. “I am, of course, devastated at the loss of my spouse, but his spirit is with me,” Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, said. “I’m going to run this race and I’m going to run […]

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Emmett Ashford: First Black Umpire to Break Color Barriers in Major League Baseball

Nov 14, 2019 10:41 pm

Think of all the people who live an entire life and do not accomplish one thing they really wanted to do. I have done something I wanted to do. I have that satisfaction. – Emmett Ashford Emmett Ashford broke the color barrier for umpires in the major leagues in 1965. Ashford spent 20 years as […]

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Sonnie Wellington Hereford III: Prominent Physician & Civil Rights Leader in Alabama

Nov 14, 2019 10:41 pm

Sonnie Wellington Hereford III was born on January 7, 1931, in Huntsville, Alabama. On September 3, 1963, Hereford was met by an angry mob as he attempted to enroll his six-year-old son in an all-white school. Even after the face off with the white mob, Hereford continued for days to enroll his son until the […]

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California to induct Maya Angelou and Rupaul into state’s 2019 Hall of Fame

Nov 14, 2019 10:41 pm

Author Maya Angelou and performer/television series host RuPaul are among the inductees for the 2019 class of California Hall of Fame, according to sfgate.com. California’s governor Gavin Newsom and his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom announced the inductees on Wednesday. Read more – https://goodblacknews.org/2019/11/13/maya-angelou-and-rupaul-to-be-inducted-into-state-of-california-hall-of-fame/

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Public invited to star-studded memorial for Toni Morrison

Nov 14, 2019 10:41 pm

Just three months after her passing, Toni Morrison fans will have an opportunity to honor her thanks to a new memorial taking place this month. According to literary culture website LitHub, the “Beloved” author, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers, will be memorialized with a ceremony at New York City’s Cathedral of […]

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Dakota Staton: Highly-Respected Jazz and Blues Singer

Nov 14, 2019 10:41 pm

Dakota Staton was a high respected jazz and blues singer known during the 1950s for her bright trumpetlike sound and sassy style. Staton was born in Pittsburgh on June 3, 1930, and began singing and dancing as a child. By the time she was 18, she was singing in nightclubs in Detroit and other Midwestern […]

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Ruby Bridges: First Black Child to Integrate Louisiana School, Philanthropist

Nov 14, 2019 10:41 pm

The Black Liberation struggle is waged by the masses. A prime example is the heroism of Ruby Bridges. Born in 1954 in Mississippi, her family relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana, when she was four years old. When she was six, her family responded to a request from the New Orleans NAACP to desegregate William J. […]

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Angelia D. Walker: Engineer , Rocket Scientist & Safety Guru

Nov 14, 2019 10:41 pm

Angelia D. Walker has often been described as an engineer, Mentor, rocket scientist and safety guru. She has worked more than 24 years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Marshall Space Flight Center in numerous progressively responsible positions in the Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) and Engineering Directorates, such as: the Spacecraft and […]

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The “Samba Rebellion” of 1731

Nov 14, 2019 10:41 pm

The Natchez Revolt is one of the most familiar slave rebellions in Louisiana history and the U.S. Then you have conspiracies to start rebellions. In some cases there are fictional claims to stir fear—such as the Samba Rebellion in Louisiana.   The Samba Rebellion So, what was the Samba Rebellion supposed to be if it happened? Samba—who […]

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Liberty Ship Booker T. Washington: First Major U.S. Vessel Named After an African American

Nov 14, 2019 10:41 pm

The Liberty Ship Booker T. Washington was the first major U.S. oceangoing vessel to be named after an African-American. The ship was designed and built by the California Shipbuilding Corp. at Terminal Island Los Angeles. World renowned singer Marian Anderson christened the ship. The ship made its first trans-Atlantic crossing in 1943 from New York City […]

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