We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward, and we can understand why and how we came to be who we are today.”

-Sankofa

This Race Riot was Omitted but Now Rarely Mentioned in Our History Books
The Tulsa Race Massacre, also known as the Tulsa Race Riot remains one of the worst incidents of racial violence in U.S. history, and one that …
The Woman Who Could Cure Cancer Using Laser Technology
Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green had made history when she became the first person to cure cancer in mice using laser technology-activated nanoparticles successfully. This unique nanoparticle technology was …
The Racial Disparities of the Spanish Flu to COVID-19
It’s worth examining the social dynamics of 1918 Spanish flu compared to COVID-19 today in 2020. Until today, the 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe …
Lila Fenwick became the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law School.
In 1956, Lila Fenwick became the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law School. Fenwick later led the United Nations’ Human Rights Division. She attended …
The History Behind Black History Month
Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February in the United States as National Black History Month. Other countries around the world, …
The First Black-American To Earn A Bachelor’s Degree From An American College
Alexander Lucius Twilight was the first Black-American known to have earned a bachelor's degree from an American college or university. He was also the first Black-American …
Five Unknown Facts About Kwanzaa
In 1966, Maulana Karenga, author, and activist who was involved with the Black Power movement in the 1960s and 1970s, founded Kwanzaa. His goal was to …
Gertrude Jeannette-First Woman Cabdriver Who Turned Broadway Actor
Gertrude Hadley Jeannette became the first woman in New York City licensed to drive a motorcycle. She was the first woman licensed to drive a cab. She became the first …
Honoring our Veterans: Forgotten History
In history, black veterans have been a threat to Jim Crow and racial subordination. Thousands of black veterans were assaulted, threatened, abused, or lynched following military …
The first American woman of African heritage to receive a patent from the U.S Patent and Trademark Office.
Sarah Elisabeth Goode Sarah E. Goode was an entrepreneur and inventor. She was the very first American woman of African heritage to receive a patent from …
Thomas Green Wiggins “Blind Tom”: the highest-paid pianist of the 19th century and the first Black to perform in the White House.
Thomas Green Wiggins, also is known as Thomas Wiggins or "Blind Tom," became the highest-paid pianist of the 19th century and was one of the best-known …
Meet a substantial contributor to the study of cardiovascular disease and the first black Ph.D. in Chemistry.
Courage is like — it's a habitus, a habit, a virtue: you get it by courageous acts. It's like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn …
The First Celebrity Chef in America was enslaved!
My husband and I are "foodies." We love to try various cuisines from hidden mama and papa dives to food trucks and even fine dining. We …
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the inventor of Rock and Roll
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The inventor of Rock and Roll! Our future is lost if we fail to recognize the past. I hope that generations today and …
Unknown Hero- ENS Jesse L Brown, USN, Aviator
By David Robinson I would like to shed some light upon a hero, patriot, and pioneer who is virtually unknown with the exception of us diehard …
What should we know about Independence Day?
Growing up in the suburbs in Ohio, July 4 was a massive celebration. The whole city of Columbus came together for fireworks on July 3. However, …
Dr. Sebi: The Infamous Household Name in Hip Hop and Health for Decades (That You are Probably Just Now Hearing)
Written by Desmond Alphonso Photo Credit: Wake Up World. The common idiom “you are what you eat” may tend to take on a different meaning within …
What is Juneteenth?
  What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19 for the past 150 years that commemorates the end of slavery in the United …
Memorial Day was started by former slaves
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States. The day is to remember and honor people who have died while serving in the United …

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