7:00 PM PT — Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Kim went to bed early last night, because she wasn’t feeling well and when family members went to wake her Thursday she was non-responsive.  Paramedics pronounced Kim dead at her home. As for the cause … we’re told she was battling an illness — either the flu […]

Here at Black Then we enjoy paying homage to the numerous African-American actors and actresses which helped pave the way for Black roles in the media today. Lynn Hamilton is one of those prolific trailblazers with a long history of awards and achievements. Lynn Hamilton is an African-American actress who made her film debut in […]

The Angola 3 were sent to the Louisiana State Penitentiary also know as Angola in 1971. The three were convicted at the time for armed robbery. #Albert Woodfox, #Robert King, and #Herman Wallace were later put into solitary confinement in 1972 for the murder of a white prison guard. Woodfox escaped from a Louisiana courthouse during his sentencing […]

#African American baseball team, 1913.   Found On Flicker.com in Black History Album

#African American father and three children Found On Flicker.com in Black History Album

n 2006, Robert D. Gibson was awarded pharmacy’s highest honor, the Remington Medal, making him the first African-American to receive it. Gibson’s career as an educator at the University of California, San Francisco, was hallmarked by his efforts to gain inclusion for all minorities. While Gibson was a Fulbright Scholar from 1955 through 1957, he worked […]

Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman ever elected to U.S. Congress. Her drive pushed her to become one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the first Black woman to run for president. Her legacy stands as a trailblazer who opened the door for many women, particularly women of color who want […]

  René Maran was a #Black French journalist, and the first black writer to win the renowned French literary prize, the Prix Goncourt. Maran was born in Martinique of Guyanese parents. After a four-year stay in Gabon, Central Africa, where his father was serving in a colonial post, Maran returned in 1894 to France, where […]

Freedman’s Village was established by the United States government in May 1863. The town was located across the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., and served as a home to slaves who had escaped from the south during the Civil War. During this time, the government referred to these free blacks as “contrabands,” the slaves who […]

Taking office as President of American Pharmacy Association (APhA) in 1979, Mary Munson Runge said her goal was to increase membership among women, minority, and employee pharmacists. Runge knew a thing or two about all three—she was the first woman, the first #African American, and the first employee community pharmacist elected president of APhA—ending a […]

An article by the father of black history, Carter G. Woodson about the sacrifices of the Negro washerwoman. The Negroes of this country keenly resent any such thing as the mention of the Plantation Black Mammy, so dear to the hearts of those who believe in the traditions of the Old South. Such a reminder […]

Captain Erwin B. Lawrence, Jr., Operations Officer was reported missing from a strafing mission to the Athens Tatoi Airdome, Greece, on October 4, 1944. Erwin B. Lawrence, Jr., was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 31, 1919.  He graduated from flight training on July 3, 1942, at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama. After flight training, Lawrence joined […]

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