Father of Black History

March 4, 2021

There was a noted teacher, educator and historian from Virginia who was the founder of The Association For The Study of Negro Life. He wrote the Journal of Negro History, originated Negro History Week and studied more than a dozen works dealing with African-Americans in the United States. The name Carter G. Woodson has rang […]

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Niecy Nash To Host Virtual 2021 GLAAD Media Awards Ceremony

March 4, 2021

Niecy Nash has been asked to host this year’s virtual 2021 GLAAD Media Awards Ceremony. The announcement came yesterday via GLAAD’s youtube channel and included that the event will take place on April 8th at 8pm. The event will be live streamed, but will also be available for replay until the end of June. Nash […]

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Black History: Betty Boop

March 2, 2021

The idea for the style of the cartoon character known as Betty Boop came from the presentation of a Black jazz singer in the late 1920’s named Esther Jones. Her stage name was Baby Esther, which matched her baby voice singing style. In 1930, Max Fleischer Studios released the character Betty Boop. The interesting part […]

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NBA Russell Westbrook Planning To Open Middle & High School In Los Angeles

February 26, 2021

Los Angeles native and NBA Star Russell Westbrook is planning to open a middle and a high school. “The Russell Westbrook Why Not? Academy will deliver world-class education to South Los Angeles youth grades 6 through 12. Westbrook and his wife Nina Earl, who have three children are working on the academy together with Westbrook’s […]

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University of Tennessee Names Two Dorm Buildings After Black Civil Rights Leaders

February 26, 2021

Officials at the University of Tennessee have recently announced that two of their dorm buildings will be named after prominent Black civil rights leaders. The first building will be named after Rita Sanders Geier from Memphis and the second after Theotis Robinson from Knoxville. According to a statement from University of Tennessee Chancellor Donde Plowman: […]

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TV Series Based Walter Mosley’s Bestselling Books Coming Back

February 25, 2021

According To Shadow and Act, a series based on Walter Mosley’s bestselling books starring the character Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins could be coming soon. Sylvain White will executive produce the series and direct the pilot episode. The drama is based on the gritty detective, (Easy) a Black WWII Army veteran turned hard-boiled private eye. The show […]

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‘Soul Of A Nation’ On ABC Premieres March 2

February 24, 2021

The new ABC show called “Soul of a Nation” is a 6 part series that is dedicated to depicting Black life in America. The show will premiere on March 2nd at 10pm (Tuesdays @ 10) and will feature guest hosts like Sterling K. Brown, Jemele Hill and Marsai Martin. Co-executive producer Eric Johnson gave a […]

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Regina King To Star And Produce Shirley Chisholm Film

February 21, 2021

Regina King is set to star in an upcoming Shirley Chisholm biopic, Shirley. King and her sister, Reina King, will produce through heir production company, Royal Ties. The project has Chisholm’s life rights through an agreement with her estate. The feature will be written and directed by John Ridley. This is the second Chisholm film in the […]

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ABC News To Host Series On Black Life In America “Soul of a Nation”

February 15, 2021

After Black History Month is done ABC News is just getting started. “Soul of a Nation,” is coming to ABC News a new six-episode series and show black life in America. The episodes will touch on themes such as spirituality, Black joy and activism in sports, as well as the nation’s racial reckoning after the death […]

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Original Member “The Supremes” Mary Wilson Passed Away at 76

February 9, 2021

Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old. Wilson, Diana Ross and Florence Ballard made up the first successful configuration of The Supremes. Wilson stayed with the group until it was officially disbanded by Motown in 1977. The group’s first No. 1, million-selling song, “Where Did Our Love Go,” was released […]

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