1942 Huey Newton ~ (founder of the Black Panther Party) born 1963 Michael Jeffrey Jordan ~ (basketball legend) is born in Brooklyn, New York 1982 Thelonious Monk ~ Thelonious Monk, one of the founders of the bebop style and one of only five jazz musicians to appear on the cover of Time magazine, dies of a […]
NBC News Los Angeles reports the Los Angeles United School District is investigating a teacher who gave a word problem to 7-year-olds that featured slaves, cotton picking, “masters,” the "missus," and the “Big House.”
Harriet Jacobs was a former slave who penned an autobiography detailing her escape from an oppressive master who made sexual advances towards her. Jacobs became a darling of the anti-slavery movement with the publication of her book, Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl, helping other slaves by way of her celebrity. Jacobs was born […]
1900 For a Lincoln birthday celebration, James Weldon Johnson writes the lyrics for “Lift Every Voice and Sing”. With music by his brother, J. Rosamond, the song is first sung by 500 children in Jacksonville, Fla. It will become known as the “Negro National Anthem”. 1903 American baritone opera singer Todd Duncan, the first […]
We will finally see Cynthia Erivo on the big screen, as the British talent will play Harriet Tubman in a new biopic.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA – On the road for eight days — part of a national tour for my new book, Shackles From The Deep – and I’m talking to hundreds of grade-school students about the African slave trade, underwater exploration and a 17th century slave ship known as the Henrietta Marie. It’s Black History Month and […]
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich recently said America committed a "national sin" against African Americans, adding that the country has a long way to go in achieving racial equality and awareness under President Donald Trump.
Federal parks officials held a signing ceremony and formally established the new Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in upstate New York, honoring the courageous abolitionist on Tuesday.
With news of Tommy Ford's untimely passing, NewsOne decided to revisit the origins of the Martin sitcom, where the actor earned his name.