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Malcolm Shabazz, Grandson of Malcolm X, Killed In Mexico

Grandson of civil rights leader Malcolm X, Malcolm Shabazz, was killed May 9th in Mexico. He was 28-years-old. It appears that he was beaten outside a bar and later died at the hospital. Shabazz is the son of Qubilah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. Martin Suarez, a political activist, says he was in … [Read more...]

HARRIET TUBMAN RECEIVES NATIONAL MONUMENT

Today (Mar. 25), President Barack Obama is set to announce five new national monuments and abolitionist Harriet Tubman is on the list! A national monument, located on Maryland's Eastern Shore, will receive the designation of a National Park. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument will be the first … [Read more...]

WOMEN TO WATCH: URSULA BURNS

I know you may not have heard of Ursula Burns, but trust me, she is a black woman that rocks! Ursula is currently the Chairman and CEO of Xerox. She is the first black woman ever to serve as CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Ursula was ranked as the 17th most powerful woman by Forbes in 2012. She's began her career with … [Read more...]

WOMEN TO WATCH: MICHELLE OBAMA

For Black History Month I'm launching our Women To Watch series. For this month I'll do a weekly feature and then monthly after that. To start us off, I present the First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama!! Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was born January 17, 1964 in Chicago, IL. She grew up to become … [Read more...]

THIS WEEK IN BLACK HISTORY – OPRAH WINFREY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY O!! On January 29, 1954, Oprah Gail Winfrey was born in Mississippi. This little girl grew up to be the media mogul and philanthropist that we know today. She hosted the Oprah Winfrey show for 25 years, and after ending the show in 2011, she launched the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in 2012. She was at one … [Read more...]

THREE KINGS

Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X. Both names represent so much history in America. They represent a struggle for the rights and freedoms of an underprivileged people. These men are evidence of what can be accomplished if you work hard enough, and feel passionate enough about righting a wrong. How many of you believe in a … [Read more...]

THIS WEEK IN BLACK HISTORY – PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

On January 20, 2009, Barack H. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States; making him the first African American elected for Presidential office. This inauguration broke attendance records for any event held in Washington, DC. Tune in to a TV channel near you tomorrow Monday, January 21, 2013 to … [Read more...]

THIS WEEK IN BLACK HISTORY – MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (VIDEO)

On January 15, 1929, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born. He grew to become the face of the Civil Rights Movement. He is known for his non-violent approach to gaining equality for African Americans in the U.S. Dr. King led the 1955 Montgomery, AL bus boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership … [Read more...]

QUVENZHANE WALLIS MAKES HISTORY

This morning the nominees were announced for 85th annual Academy Awards.  Quvenzhané Wallis, 9, was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Hushpuppy in "Beasts of the Southern Wild."  This makes Wallis the youngest ever to be nominated in this category. Wallis was just 5 years old when she … [Read more...]

THIS WEEK IN BLACK HISTORY – MARIAN ANDERSON

On January 7, 1955, opera singer Marian Anderson became the first black person to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. In 1939, The Daughters of The American Revolution refused to allow Anderson to sing in front of a mixed race audience at Constitution Hall. After being thrust into the spotlight, President … [Read more...]