When the officers are Black: Tyre Nichols' death raises tough questions about race in policing
Story by Rick Jervis and Jessica Guynn, US TODAY
In the long sequence of high-profile deaths of Black men at the hands of American police, the death of ...
Posted Saturday, January 28th 2023 at 7:21PM
BLUES SIGNER BOBBY ''BLUE'' BLAND BORN
January 27, 1930
Robert Calvin Bland (born Robert Calvin Brooks; January 27, 1930 – June 23, 2013), known professionally as Bobby "Blue" Bland, was an American blues singer.
Bland developed a sound that m ...
Posted Friday, January 27th 2023 at 5:46PM
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Introduces New Law To Prosecute White Supremacists: Here's What It Would Mean
Story by Christopher Rhodes •
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) has introduced a new law in the House of Representatives to tackle racist violence ...
Posted Friday, January 27th 2023 at 11:59AM
The story of one of Chicago’s first Black power couples, Etta Moten and Claude Barnett
By Ron Grossman
It was written in the stars for Etta Moten and Claude Barnett to be married on the fly. Professional lives made theirs a commuting romance for ...
Posted Friday, January 27th 2023 at 10:34AM
How did Mahalia Jackson die? Devastating last days of 'Queen of Gospel' plagued by ill-health
By Beverly White
Mahalia Jackson passed away at a relatively young age of 60 on January 27, 1972. However, she made sure those 60 years were meaningful. ...
Posted Friday, January 27th 2023 at 10:23AM
This Day in Black History: Jan. 27, 1766
Pierre Toussaint, a former slave from the Caribbean, became one of the noted Black philanthropists in the United States.
He was born in the then French colony of Haiti on Jan. 27, 1766, and was brought t ...
Posted Friday, January 27th 2023 at 10:16AM
Brett Kavanaugh praises newcomer Ketanji Brown Jackson as a 'thoroughly prepared' justice who's 'off to a great start'
Story by email@example.com (Oma Seddiq) •
Justice Brett Kavanaugh praised fellow Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Posted Thursday, January 26th 2023 at 10:47PM
31 Black History Facts You May Not Have Learned in School
Story by McKenzie Jean-Philippe, Jane Burnett •
From the hidden figures who made an impact, essential Black inventors, change-making civil rights leaders, award-winning authors, and showst ...
Posted Thursday, January 26th 2023 at 10:00PM
A LETTER TO MY FELLOW BLACK TEXANS ABOUT JUNETEENTH
When Juneteenth became a federal holiday, a year and a half ago, and there were all those articles explaining its history, were you as surprised as I was to learn the symbolism behind our rituals ...
Posted Wednesday, January 25th 2023 at 5:29PM
ALICIA KEYS, MULTIPLE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ARTIST BORN
January 25, 1981
Alicia Keys is a multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter whose debut album, 'Songs in A Minor,' went platinum five times over.
Who Is Alicia Keys?
Born in 1981 ...
Posted Wednesday, January 25th 2023 at 4:36PM
This Day in Black History: Jan. 25, 1851
Abolitionist and renowned women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth makes her historic “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech at the first Black Women's Rights Convention. Also, singer Etta James is born in Los Angeles, C ...
Posted Wednesday, January 25th 2023 at 4:25PM
Etta James was born in Los Angeles on Jan. 25, 1938.
Gospel prodigy and musical icon Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkis on Jan, 25, 1938, in Los Angeles. Her mother was only 14 years old. Despite her own youth and inexperience, she gave her daug ...
Posted Wednesday, January 25th 2023 at 12:55PM
CONGRESSWOMAN SHIRLEY CHISHOLM BEGINS HER CAMPAIGN
On January 25, 1972, Shirley Chisholm announced her campaign for President of the United States. Almost six months later, Chisholm became the first African American Presidential nominee and femal ...
Posted Wednesday, January 25th 2023 at 12:27PM
Constance Baker Motley | Biography, Accomplishments, …
Constance Baker Motley was an American jurist and politician, who served as a Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. A key strategist of the civil rig ...
Posted Wednesday, January 25th 2023 at 11:54AM
AUTHOR, EDITOR, WRITER, JOURNALIST SUSAN L. TAYLOR BORN
January 23, 1946
Author, editor, writer, journalist Susan L. Taylor born in New York, New York to a father from the Caribbean island of St. Kitts.
Susan L. Taylor is the Editor-in-chief ...
Posted Monday, January 23rd 2023 at 4:41PM
Yet another American abandoned for Brittney Griner
Story by Kevin Harrish •
Last month, Brittney Griner was finally released from Russia after the United States worked hard to secure her release and even freed a dangerous Russian arms dealer in ...
Posted Sunday, January 22nd 2023 at 9:14PM
BORN ON THIS DAY: GEORGE FOREMAN
January 22, 1948
Olympic gold medalist, world heavyweight champion, and a lean, mean knockout machine. The great George Foreman turns 74 today.
George Edward Foreman was born on January 10, 1949 in Marshall, ...
Posted Sunday, January 22nd 2023 at 6:43PM
Jack Arthur Johnson, nicknamed the "Galveston Giant", was an American boxer who, at the height of the Jim Crow era, became the first black world heavyweight boxing champion. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential boxers in history, and ...
Posted Sunday, January 22nd 2023 at 5:48PM
Susan Rice Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
On January 22, 2009, Susan Elizabeth Rice, was confirmed by the United States Senate as the first African American woman to serve in the capacity of U.S. Ambassador to the United Natio ...
Posted Sunday, January 22nd 2023 at 5:31PM
Angela Bassett won a "Best Actress" Golden Globe award on Jan. 22, 1994.
Actress Angela Bassett has won many nominations for "Best Actress" awards, but took home the gold on Jan. 22, 1994 when she won the Golden Globe for best actress in a motion ...
Posted Sunday, January 22nd 2023 at 5:21PM
Here's What Raven-Symoné Thinks Of The Bill Cosby Case
BY LANE VASQUEZ
Raven-Symoné was reluctant to speak out, but she did share some thoughts on the Bill Cosby case.
His show may have been a staple a few decades ago, but these days, Bill Cos ...
Posted Saturday, January 21st 2023 at 11:03PM
Raven-Symoné Makes Big Reveal To Fans About How To Say Her Name
She released the news on a TikTok video.
Since her early days at Disney Channel, fans thought they were pronouncing Raven-Symoné’s name correctly.
The 37-year-old actress took to ...
Posted Saturday, January 21st 2023 at 8:47PM
The black doctor who performed open heart surgery in 1893
While the world celebrates open heart surgery as a modern triumph of science, it was a black doctor in 1893 Chicago that really made history. In July of that year, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams ...
Posted Saturday, January 21st 2023 at 8:28PM
This Day in Black History: Jan. 21, 1987
Aretha Franklin becomes first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Jan. 21, 1987.
Aretha Franklin, beloved "Queen of Soul," made history on Jan. 21, 1987, when she became the first woman t ...
Posted Saturday, January 21st 2023 at 6:18PM