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“Jamestown to Jamestown”: NAACP to Commemorate 400 Years of African Diaspora This August

Apr 19, 2019 09:45 am

At the 50th NAACP Image Awards, the NAACP announced its historic “Jamestown to Jamestown” event partnership with Ghana, marking the 400th year enslaved Africans first touched the shores of what would become the United States of America. An official event of Ghana’s “Year of Return,” Jamestown to Jamestown will allow for NAACP leadership, NAACP members, and members of the African American community to […]

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From Rags To Riches: How This Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons Gives Back In African Countries

Apr 19, 2019 09:45 am

Dr. Michael Obeng is the only Black plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills that makes millions working with clients ranging from royals to celebrities and rich socialites. His company is called Miko Plastic Surgery, and is located at 435 North Roxbury Drive, Suite #205. Despite his celebrity status, however, he still gives back to the community in a […]

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Black-Owned Mobile Barber Shop is Just Like Uber, But For Haircuts!

Apr 19, 2019 09:45 am

In today’s fast-paced world, most people would want convenient and quick service whether it be transportation, food, or anything so as to not waste too much time. Darren Tenkorang, a 24-year old Black entrepreneur from England, thought it would be profitable to use the same idea for male grooming. So, he co-founded Trim-It, a barber-shop-on-wheels that […]

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Bill Richmond: Top Tier Prize Fighter

Apr 19, 2019 09:45 am

There’s something unsurprising about 19th century and early 20th century boxers who pass away or spend their final days in bars. Bill Richmond could be said to be one such pugilist. Born August 1763 in Staten Island, New York, he spent his early years as a slave in Richmondtown before arriving in England in 1777. […]

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June 10, 1977: Lucy Harris of Delta State is Drafted by the New Orleans Jazz

Apr 19, 2019 09:45 am

June 10, 1977: Lucy Harris of Delta State is drafted by the New Orleans Jazz in the 7th round of the NBA Draft, becoming the 1st woman ever selected by an NBA team. ?Denise Long was selected by the San Francisco Warriors in the 1969 Draft, However, the league voided the Warriors’ selection, thus Harris […]

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June 10, 1946: Jack Johnson Died in Car Crash on U.S. Highway 1 Near Franklinton, NC

Apr 19, 2019 09:45 am

June 10, 1946: Jack Johnson died in a car crash on U.S. Highway 1 near Franklinton, North Carolina, a small town near Raleigh, after racing angrily from a diner that refused to serve him. He was taken to the closest black hospital, Saint Agnes Hospital in Raleigh. He was 68 years old at the time […]

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Jane Bolin, 1st black woman judge in the United States.

Apr 19, 2019 09:45 am

Born April 11, 1908 in Poughkeepsie, New York, Jane Bolin always knew she wanted to be a lawyer. Her father, Gaius Bolin, the first African American graduate of Williams College, practiced law in Poughkeepsie. Jane remembered hanging around his office after school. “Those leather-bound books just intrigued me,” she said. Bolin graduated from Wellesley College […]

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June 9, 1978: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Desegregates Priesthood

Apr 19, 2019 09:45 am

BY WALTER OPINDE On this day, 9th June, 1978, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints desegregated its priesthood, so that anybody chosen by God could ascend to priesthood regardless of the color of his/her skin. African-Americans could finally become priests or ascend to higher posts of the priesthood in the church. From the […]

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Singer Natalie Cole Passes Away at 65

Apr 19, 2019 09:45 am

Natalie Cole, the Grammy-winning entertainer whose hits include “This Will Be,” “Our Love,” and “Inseparable,” died on December 31 at a Los Angeles hospital. She was 65. “Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived… with dignity, strength and honour. Our beloved mother and sister will be greatly missed and remain unforgettable in […]

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Barney Ford, The Black Baron of Colorado

Apr 19, 2019 09:45 am

arney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures. In the hope of discovering gold in California, Ford purchased ship passage for himself and his wife, Julia, by way of Nicaragua. Central America proved lucrative and Ford decided […]

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