Category Archives: Black History

President Obama remembers Trayvon Martin

President Obama on Thursday commemorated the third anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old black high school student shot dead in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer. “Today on the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, showing all … Continue reading

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#BlackHistory: Student uncovers lost Malcolm X tape

Ever since Malcolm X was killed, every detail of his life has been scoured. At least that’s what Malcolm Burnley thought … until, as a senior at Brown University, he discovered a story about a campus visit. “Reading his autobiography … Continue reading

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BlackHistory: #AmeriKKKa Selling humans for profit

America has committed crimes beyond description against black people, caused destruction of families and untold sufferings.

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Black History | Celebrating 50 years | #Selma March 1965

Hat tip Smithsonian.com

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Black History | Black Brain Trust

The Black Cabinet was first known as the Federal Council of Negro Affairs, an informal group of African-American public policy advisors to United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was supported by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. By mid-1935, there were … Continue reading

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Black History | FBI investigates claim suspects in 1946 Georgia mass lynching may be alive

US authorities are investigating whether some of those responsible for one of the American south’s most notorious mass lynchings are still alive, in an attempt to finally bring prosecutions over the brutal unsolved killings. FBI agents have questioned a man … Continue reading

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Black History | Elaine Race Riot Lynching Massacre

In 1919, tragedy struck Elaine, Arkansas. In events that were largely overlooked by the history books, whites rioted against the black population. Elaine, Arkansas, Race Riot of 1919, a riot by white mobs that resulted in the deaths of 200 … Continue reading

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