Black History Month

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Don’t let Diane Nash’s small role in the film "Selma" fool you. She was a crucial figure in the Freedom Rides, the lunch counter sit-ins, protests for Blacks’ voting rights and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

There aren’t many people out there who make rocket science look easy. Somehow, Dr. Mae Jemison has done it for almost 30 years with grace and style. Jemison’s claim to fame is being the first African-American woman to enter space during her trip on the Endeavor in 1992. However, her life had an ordinary start […]

If you’ve seen last year’s critically acclaimed film Selma , you probably recall Diane Nash’s character (played by Tessa Thompson) marching alongside activists like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., James Bevel and (now congressman) John Lewis. Even though it was a small part, don’t let Nash’s small role in the film fool you. She was a crucial […]

This Black History Month, Sony Music Entertainment celebrates the life and music of jazz legend Duke Ellington. According to a press release, the “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” composer was named Artist of the Month this February, marking the 100th anniversary of his first composition, Soda Fountain Rag. MUST […]

Just in time for Black History Month, a new postage stamp will honor pioneering New York congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. According to reports, the latest addition to the U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage series was introduced to several member of Congress at the First-Day-Of-Issue Ceremony in Brooklyn on Friday. MUST READ: SISTA CINEMA: 5 Notable Films To […]

Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair are the names of the four young Black girls who lost their lives to senseless bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL in 1963. The racial terrorism sparked outrage in the Black community and ignited the Civil Rights Act of 1964, outlawing discrimination […]

“Second Generation Wayans” actress Tatyani Ali chooses Michelle Obama becoming the first lady of the United States as her most influential Black History moment of the 21st century. When Michelle Obama first met Barack Obama, those many years ago, we wonder if she knew that she was staring into the eyes of the future first […]

On October 3, 1992, after a three year courtship, President Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson were pronounced man and wife by Reverend Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Their love story, which has inspired the country with its authenticity, began in 1989 when Barack interned at Chicago law […]

Inspirational Reggae artist, David M, would like to work with Alicia Keys, has produced his own album and quotes Bob Marley with poise and confidence. We sat down with the profound singer who seeks to not only entertain blacks, but educate them on their economical power. He has done so with his Black History Month […]

With the Oscar’s taking place this Sunday, and “The Help” receiving 3  nominations, we take a look back at black female Oscar winners and nominees in Academy history. Viola Davis & More Stun At The NAACP Awards [Red Carpet PHOTOS] 2012 Oscar Nominations Are In: “The Help” Snags 3 Noms Including “Best Picture”

Ester Dean The Firework Culture Katy Perry, Rihanna, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Ciara, and R. Kelly can all thank Ester Dean for their chart topping success.  The Oklahoma native’s song writing resume reads like a who’s who of music’s A-list.  After relocating to Atlanta, Dean teamed up with producer Polow da Don, Zone4Inc., and […]