Nat Turner's Rebellion, historically known as the Southampton Insurrection, was a rebellion of enslaved Virginians that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, in August 1831. Led by Nat Turner, the rebels killed between 55 and 65 White people, ...
Posted Monday, October 2nd 2023 at 12:01PM
On This Day in Black History: Oct. 2, 1967
Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first Black U.S. Supreme Court justice on Oct. 2, 1967.
Renowned civil rights litigator Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first African-American U.S. Supreme C ...
Posted Monday, October 2nd 2023 at 11:46AM
For Immediate Release From USDE!
In his Executive Order reestablishing the White House Initiative (Initiative) on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), President Joe Biden charged the Initiative to, “develop new and expand pr ...
Posted Friday, September 29th 2023 at 1:41PM
Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948) is an American television journalist and sportscaster, best known for his 15 years as co-host of NBC's Today. He is the younger brother of sportscaster Greg Gumbel. Since 1995, he has hosted HBO's acc ...
Posted Friday, September 29th 2023 at 10:57AM
Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an American actor. Having his first major roles in the 1995 films Dead Presidents and Mr. Holland's Opus, Howard broke into the mainstream with a succession of television and cinema roles between 2004 a ...
Posted Friday, September 29th 2023 at 10:03AM
Sir William Arthur Lewis (23 January 1915 – 15 June 1991) was a Saint Lucian economist and the James Madison Professor of Political Economy at Princeton University. Lewis was known for his contributions in the field of economic development. In 1979, ...
Posted Friday, September 29th 2023 at 9:55AM
When a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, it gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The MIGHTY PUPS! For Skye, the smallest member of the team, her new powers are a dream come true. But things take a turn for th ...
Posted Thursday, September 28th 2023 at 8:12PM
For Immediate Release From Parents Place of Maryland!
Purchase your ticket by October 5th!
Time is flying fast! We wanted to make sure you don't miss the memo - registration for the Wrightslaw Conference is closing on October 5th!
Posted Thursday, September 28th 2023 at 2:00PM
For Immediate Release From Baltimore City Mayor Brandon M. Scott!
As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisper, we are excited to announce our upcoming Fall Cleanup Day of Service event! It's that time of the year when we come t ...
Posted Thursday, September 28th 2023 at 12:54PM
Benjamin Earl King (né Nelson; September 28, 1938 – April 30, 2015) was an American soul and R&B singer and record producer. He rose to prominence as one of the principal lead singers of the R&B vocal group The Drifters, notably singing the lead vo ...
Posted Thursday, September 28th 2023 at 12:14PM
Jay Wayne Jenkins (born September 28, 1977), known by his stage name Jeezy (or Young Jeezy), is an American rapper. Signing to Def Jam Recordings in 2004, his major label debut, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, was released the following year and ...
Posted Thursday, September 28th 2023 at 11:51AM
Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. Davis adopted a vari ...
Posted Thursday, September 28th 2023 at 11:42AM
Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000) was an American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her community. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on ...
Posted Wednesday, September 27th 2023 at 2:54PM
For Immediate Release From USDE!
The U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has awarded more than $35 million in funding for 138 new awards supporting personnel preparation, ongoing professional l ...
Posted Wednesday, September 27th 2023 at 1:22PM
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is regarded as one of the most influential hip hop artists of his generation, and is often cited as one of the ...
Posted Wednesday, September 27th 2023 at 10:43AM
Hiram Rhodes Revels (September 27, 1827 – January 16, 1901) was an American Republican politician, minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and a college administrator. Born free in North Carolina, he later lived and worked in Oh ...
Posted Wednesday, September 27th 2023 at 10:35AM
Francis Gregory Alan Morris (September 27, 1933 – August 27, 1996) was an American actor. He was best known for portraying Barney Collier on the television series Mission: Impossible and Lt. David Nelson on Vega$.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, to j ...
Posted Wednesday, September 27th 2023 at 10:27AM
Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American former professional tennis player. Widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, she was ranked world No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) f ...
Posted Tuesday, September 26th 2023 at 7:51PM
On January 26, 1861, the U.S. state of Louisiana declared its secession from the United States and announced that it had joined the Confederate States1. Louisiana was the sixth slave state to secede from the U.S. and join the Confederacy1. The ordi ...
Posted Tuesday, September 26th 2023 at 6:12PM
Maggie Lena (née Draper Mitchell) Walker (July 15, 1864 – December 15, 1934) was an American businesswoman and teacher. In 1903, Walker became both the first African American woman to charter a bank and the first African American woman to serve as ...
Posted Tuesday, September 26th 2023 at 3:56PM