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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

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First African-American Superhero Makes His Cinematic Debut In ‘Captain America: Civil War’

  by Alyssa Klein Those five letters appeared in big, bold and 3D letters in movie theaters across the world as more than $180 million worth of people in North America and

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Phillis Wheatley: African-American Poet

OV Staff A pioneering African-American poet, Phillis Wheatley was born in Senegal/Gambia around 1753. At the age of 8, she was kidnapped and brought to Boston on a slave ship.

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First African-American NHL Player: Val James

  OV Staff The first black American hockey player in NHL history is telling his story almost 30 years after he retired. Val James was a revered and feared fighter

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Henry Bibb: African-American Abolitionists

By OV Staff Henry Walton Bibb was an American author and abolitionist who was born a slave. After escaping from slavery to Canada, he founded an abolitionist newspaper, The Voice

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Sarah Rector: African American woman who became the second black woman millionaire in the United States

OV Staff Born on lands belonging to the Creeks, the treaty of 1886 gave land allotments as part of the Treaty by the U.S. government with the Indians and their

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William Monroe Trotter

William Monroe Trotter (sometimes just Monroe Trotter, April 7, 1872 – April 7, 1934) was a newspaper editor and real estate businessman based in Boston, Massachusetts, and an activist for

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8 Little Known Facts About the Negro Leagues You Probably Don’t Know

Posted by Ricky Riley     Early Days  Baseball has been considered by many to be America’s past time but not all people in America were allowed to partake in

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Dr. Juanita Carroll Pitts MDs

Dr. Juanita Carroll Pitts, M.D. – 1926-2015 Dr. Juanita G. Pitts is a native of rmingham, Alabama. She graduated from Englewood High School and Wilson Junior College of Chicago. She

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The $200 Million Black Company Behind New Madam C.J. Walker Haircare Line

by Carolyn M. Brown Building on the life, legacy, and impact of the ground-breaking Madam C.J. Walker—the visionary entrepreneur, philanthropist, and America’s first female self-made millionaire—a new haircare line that