Spelman College, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University are among the colleges and universities receiving grants as part of the Lilly Endowment. Spelman will receive $1.2 million, Morehouse will receive $1.2 million, and CAU will receive $1.5 million, according to the United Negro College Fund. To read more, go to: Morehouse, Spelman and Clark Atlanta receive millions in grants | theGrio  Source: article via thegrio.com

Honoree Fanonne Jeffers is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma and the author of The Gospel of Barbecue (2000), for which she received the Wick Poetry Prize. Jeffers was born in 1967 and grew up in Durham, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. Her work examines culture, religion, race, and family. Her first […]

Redd Foxx was the stage name of John Elroy Sanford, an American comedian and actor best known for his role on the 1970s sitcom Sanford and Son.  Synopsis Born in 1922, Redd Foxx was the stage name of John Elroy Sanford, an American comedian and actor. He left home around the age of 13 to […]

Walter Moran Farmer, was Washington University law school’s first African-American graduate. He received his LL.B. degree cum laude in 1889. Farmer walked with the dean at his 1899 graduation from Washington University’s law school in St. Louis when the other students refused to walk with him. Farmer was the first African American to serve in […]

19-year-old Tatiana was one of the organizers of the pool party in McKinney, Texas that ended with police terrorizing kids in the Dallas suburb. Tatiana explains to interviewer E. Johnson that during the cook out, a white woman approached some of the attendees with hostile language. “This lady was saying racial slurs to some friends […]

Mary Smith Kelsey Peake was an influential educator in Virginia who taught African Americans of all ages. She was also the founder of the Daughters of Zion, an organization that provided aid to the poor and the sick. Peake was born in Norfolk in 1823. Peake was the daughter of a free black woman and […]

Julius H. Taylor was a professor emeritus from Morgan State University. He was chairperson of the department of physics. Taylor maintained a steady flow of scholarly research publications on X-Ray Diffraction, resistance of Germanium, semiconductors. He was born on February 15, 1914 in Cape May, New Jersey. Arriving at College with only $50 in savings, […]

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A trailblazing player in the Negro Leagues, baseball pitcher Satchel Paige also became the oldest rookie in Major League history and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971. Satchel Paige Synopsis Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige was born circa July 7, 1906, in Mobile, Alabama, and honed his pitching talents in reform school. […]

Bromley Lloyd Armstrong, is a black Canadian civil rights leader. He was active in the nascent civil rights era in Canada, beginning with his arrival in 1947. Armstrong was a committed union activist who worked to improve conditions for workers in industry. He was also active in promoting equal rights for African-Canadians and was involved […]

Alfred B. Spellman is an African-American poet, music critic, music historian, arts administrator, and author. He first garnered attention for his 1965 book of poems entitled The Beautiful Days. In 1966 he published a highly influential book on the history of African-American music entitled Four Lives in the Bebop Business (aka Black Music: Four Lives; […]

  In the video above, Minister Louis Farrakhan gives a powerful and poignant answer to Mike Wallace in a 1996 60 minutes interview, responding to his condemnation of corruption in Nigeria. “You go to Nigeria, which is, if not the most corrupt nation in Africa, and it is, it could be the most corrupt nation […]

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