Tag: Black History Month

Black Folklore: The Legend Of O.T. Jackson

Source: creative services / iOne Digital A name can be so much more than just an identity. Sometimes it can be a calling, or in a way, even a compass guiding you towards the direction of how you will leave your mark in this… Continue Reading “Black Folklore: The Legend Of O.T. Jackson”

The Only WWII Black Women Unit Finally Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal

Source: Smith Collection/Gado / Getty On the last day of Black History Month, The House of Representatives have unanimously voted to grant the only all-Black women unit deployed in World War II, the Congressional Gold Medal for their exceptional service under extremely stressful times.… Continue Reading “The Only WWII Black Women Unit Finally Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal”

Kerry Washington Won For Black History Month Tributes With #BlackHERStory IG Photo Series

As Black History Month 2022 comes to a close today, we have to give credit to all of our people out there who’ve spent the last few weeks paying tribute to the iconic figures throughout history that helped make this annual celebration possible. However,… Continue Reading “Kerry Washington Won For Black History Month Tributes With #BlackHERStory IG Photo Series”

A New Basquiat Bio Series Is In The Works Starring ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Actor Stephan James

Celebrated Neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat continues to be a polarizing figure over three decades after his tragic 1988 death. The late art icon inspired a handful of film projects, from a cult classic 1996 biopic to even a documentary about his late teen years… Continue Reading “A New Basquiat Bio Series Is In The Works Starring ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Actor Stephan James”

Former Editor Becomes First Black Woman Explorer On ‘National Geographic’ After Quitting To Uncover Slave Ships

For the last week of Black History Month we have an amazing story of Black excellence to share with you all, centered around one of our former sisters in media that put the pen down in pursuit of discovering a long lost chapter in… Continue Reading “Former Editor Becomes First Black Woman Explorer On ‘National Geographic’ After Quitting To Uncover Slave Ships”

Here’s Your First Look At Viola Davis As Michelle Obama In ‘The First Lady’

Black girl magic will reach an apex this coming April when Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis takes on the role of playing our forever fave First Lady Michelle Obama. After years of waiting, we now have the trailer for Showtime’s upcoming series The First Lady… Continue Reading “Here’s Your First Look At Viola Davis As Michelle Obama In ‘The First Lady’”

Indiana School Makes Black History Month Optional Following Critical Race Theory Debates

The ongoing conflict surrounding Critical Race Theory has caused mass confusion over what can simply be described as the education of Black people’s historic plight in America due to racism inflicted by our white counterparts. We’ve become so divided on the subject that annual… Continue Reading “Indiana School Makes Black History Month Optional Following Critical Race Theory Debates”

Dr. Susan M. Collins To Make History As The First Black Woman To Lead A Federal Bank

Black women are shattering glass ceilings in industries where they are often underrepresented. Susan M. Collins, Ph.D was recently appointed to serve as the president and CEO of The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, making her the first Black woman to sit at the… Continue Reading “Dr. Susan M. Collins To Make History As The First Black Woman To Lead A Federal Bank”

Black Boy From Texas Named 2021 Kid Of The Year By TIME Magazine

Black History Month is a time to reflect on the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans from the past, but we also can’t forget about the trailblazers currently shaping the future of Black excellence as well. 11-year-old Orion Jean is proving that age certainly… Continue Reading “Black Boy From Texas Named 2021 Kid Of The Year By TIME Magazine”

Nelson Mandela Freed From Prison On This Day In 1990

UPDATED: 11:15 a.m. ET, Feb. 11, 2022 Originally published: Feb. 11, 2013 Friday marked 32 years since the late South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was released after serving decades as a political prisoner in his homeland. The man who would go on to… Continue Reading “Nelson Mandela Freed From Prison On This Day In 1990”