Profiles in Black History

To The Memory of John Singleton

— ADVERTISEMENT — To a man who single-handedly took on racial stereotypes waged against all Black “boyz in the ‘hood,” structured an idea about what it means to kill one another and to ‘man up’ and become a REAL Black man in America (“Baby Boy”), who gave the world a glance at what it looks …

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Carrying on the Legacy of Barack Obama: Chairman Maxine Waters Works to End Homelessness

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.R. 1856, the Ending Homelessness Act of 2019, legislation that provides a comprehensive plan for every person experiencing homelessness in America, who should have a place to call home. “In the richest country in the world, it is simply unacceptable …

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Biography: Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar was a poet and a novelist who wrote about the various accomplishments of African-Americans and promoted pride in the African-American identity and culture. Dunbar was the first African-American author to garner a significant nation-wide and global following. Much of Dunbar’s work focused on everyday African-American life. The African-American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920, …

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Grammy- Nominated Rapper Nipsey Hussle Murdered in L.A.

At around 3:25 p.m. local time, Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to a shooting call at Hussle’s “The Marathon Store”, according to LAPD Lt. Chris Ramirez. When they arrived at the scene, they found three people “suffering from gunshot wounds.” Hussle, age 33, was transported to a hospital in order to be pronounced dead …

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Michelle Obama’s Oprahesque Relationship with the Black Community

Let’s be clear: Michelle Obama does what she does because it’s necessary to her own survival. It’s more of a case of Oprahism than it is racism. Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, all respect due to the ancestor, kind of threw himself under a ‘bus’ -to coin a phrase. He was unable to hold his ego …

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Meet the Only Black Man to Fight the United States for Over 50 Years in the 1800s & Live to Tell About It, John Horse

John Horse was an African and Seminole military leader, who became known under many names, such as John Cowaya, Gopher John, and Juan Caballo. While there isn’t much known about his early life, we believe he came into this world in 1812. It’s also known that by the age of 14, he was living near …

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Racism occurs because Whites feel inferior to Blacks – Frances Cress Welsing (A profile of her life).

Frances Cress Welsing is an American Afrocentrist psychiatrist who became known for her 1970 essay The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism, which became the beginning of the Isis Papers. Born on March 18, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, her father, Henry, was a doctor and his mother, Ida, was a teacher. She obtained her high …

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Do you know this Civil Rights heroine! She took 50 foster children into her home, was close to Dr. King and so much more!

The granddaughter of enslaved people, Louise Shropshire was born Louise Jarrett on February 15, 1913 in Coffee County, Alabama. In 1917, her family relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio in search of a better life than they had experienced as rural Alabama sharecroppers. As a young girl, Louise demonstrated a gift for music and composed many hymns as a member of the African …

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From 27 years in prison to South Africa’s first Black head of state!

From 27 years in prison to South Africa’s first Black head of state! Mr Mandela had such an unbelievable life and his legacy will live on forever! South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist. South Africa’s first Black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. President of from …

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