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Waka Flocka Fame, like many Americans, was going on an election-related twitter rant when he said that Barack Obama didn’t count as America’s first black president. After receiving a lot of criticism from a lot of people for asserting that belief, he defended himself with a more eloquent statement. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! But […]
Bishop Oliver Allen III, senior pastor of Vision Church in Atlanta, and Rashad Burgess are in-studio with the The Rickey Smiley Morning Show on World AIDS Day to have a productive discussion about what today’s population of HIV/AIDS-infected people is facing. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! They explain why it’s imperative to get yourself tested for HIV/AIDS and […]
Native Americans struggle with double consciousness during the Thanksgiving holiday.
There are 160 known, active Ku Klux Klan chapters in the United States, according to research from the Southern Poverty Law Center. How many are near…
As a noted surgeon and scientist, Charles Drew was responsible for creating the technology to store blood for long periods of time. His lifelong concern for the necessary transport and storage of blood and plasma made him a pioneer in his field and a valued scientist in world history. Drew saved thousands of soldiers’ lives […]
If there is one person from history whose impact on the Black woman’s self-image rivals that of Oprah Winfrey, it is the hair mogul Madame C.J. Walker. Walker was the first successful Black female entrepreneur. Her insistence on involvement in both the business world and civic affairs predates Oprah’s story, and to the extent that […]
In 1940, one Black novelist dared to show America what white supremacy did to one Black man. When “Native Son” appeared on America’s bookshelves, it became an instant bestseller, the first title by an African-American author selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club. It also introduced the world to the complicated protagonist of “Native Son,” Chicago’s Bigger […]
Mary McLeod Bethune, the daughter of slaves, became an early 20th Century educator and civil rights leader, founding both Bethune-Cookman College and the National Council of Negro Women. But Bethune became even more influential as a friend and confidant of Eleanor Roosevelt, and as an advisor to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Negro affairs. Bethune […]
A master of storytelling, Toni Morrison was the first Black woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and legendary professor is known for the vivid black characters brought to life in her novels that recreate the Black experience. Morrison’s novels often illuminate themes of slavery, racism, and identity, but […]