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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.


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.


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


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

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Silent Leader

The Biography of Dr. Freddie L. Thomas by Rodney Brown   By Bruce Cosby, Ph.D. Recently in Rochester, a book signing was held in honor of Dr. Freddie L. Thomas

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Serena Williams Makes History

By Kiersten Willis A tennis champion scored a win for the books. Serena Williams is the top winning player in Grand Slam history. She earned her 308th career match win

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Black Lynching Victims: Memorial Opens Next Year in Montgomery

By David Love Finally, the U.S. will have a memorial to lynching, the dreaded, horrific and quintessentially American institution rooted in racial violence and terrorism.  The Equal Justice Initiative, the

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What the 4th of July Means to Black People

By Ricky Riley On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass gave a speech at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence, held at Rochester’s Corinthian Hall. It was

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10 Thriving Black Towns You Didn’t Learn About in History Class

Posted by Tanasia Kenney Map drawn by Egbert Viele showing the layout of Seneca Village circa 1856 The Town Destroyed to Make Way for Central Park: Seneca Village, N.Y. —

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History Channel Portrays Hannibal as Black, White People Cry Foul Over ‘Historical Revisionism’

by Ricky Riley History Channel‘s newest documentary series, Barbarians Rising, tackles the fall of Rome over the course of 700 years of invasions. However, the most recent episode that aired