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George Washington Carver

Scientist and Educator (1864-1943) George Washington Carver was a renowned educator and inventor who devoted his life to improving the lives of others. He taught: “When you do the common

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Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to Congress, where she represented New York’s 12th Congressional

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‘I Am Not Your Negro’ and the Limits of White Imagination

Has cinema become the de facto leader of the Black community? It would certainly seem so. After watching months of the new president entertain a Black “Celebrity Apprentice,” litany of

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First Black Female Pilot Bessie Coleman Honored with Google Doodle

  By Kiersten Willis Google released a doodle celebrating the life and career of Bessie Coleman, who became the first Black female pilot in 1921. On what would have been her

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Remembering the Rochester Riots of 1964

~By Verdis L. Robinson July 1964 was a historical month as President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. On July 2, 1964, Jim

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During the Jim Crow Era, Blacks Used ‘The Green Book’ to avoid being harassed by Whites when they traveled

    As we are in full swing of the holiday season, millions of Americans are traveling throughout the country. Not so long ago, traveling while Black was a treacherous

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Rep. John Lewis gets his closeup in new PBS documentary

By Charles Barton,   Georgia congressman John Lewis, who made headlines Friday for questioning the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s standing as incoming president, will be the subject of a just-announced

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U.S. Mint Unveils First Coin Featuring A Black Woman

We’re moving on up, y’all. Just like the Prince of Zamunda, we have our own face on some currency … Well, actually someone who looks like us. The U.S. Mint

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Harriet Tubman Gets ‘Long Overdue’ Honor of New York National Park

By Kiersten Willis The Harriet Tubman National Park has been officially established in Auburn, N.Y., in honor of the fearless Black abolitionist who led hundreds of enslaved Africans to freedom.

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Motown Records

  Motown Records is founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1959. The record label would launch dozens of black megastars including, Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight and Lionel Richie.

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The Southern Christian Leadership Council

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is an African-American civil rights organization. SCLC, which is closely associated with its first president, Martin Luther King Jr, had a large role in

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NASA Makes History by Adding First Black Crew Member to International Space Station

By Kiersten Willis On the eve of the wide release of the Black female space scientists film “Hidden Figures” on Jan. 6, NASA revealed it is gearing up to add the

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At Age 14 He Invented A New Surgical Technique That Is Now Called The “Hansberry Stich”

Meet Tony Hansberry Tony Hansberry is probably the only 14-year-old boy credited with making a difference in gynecology. For Hansberry, attending a high school with a program geared towards medicine

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First All Female Flight Crew Makes History

By Web Staff History has been made in the country of Zimbabwe. For the first time ever, an all-female flight deck crew took command of a commercial flight. Flight captains

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Keeping track of election irregularities

By Tom LoBianco, CNN Nevada judge denies Trump request to separate early voting ballots A Nevada court judge denied a request Tuesday from Donald Trump campaign lawyers to issue an