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Did You Know These 5 Inventions Were Made By Black Men?

Inventor and Entrepreneur Thomas L. Jennings became the first Black American to secure a patent in 1821 for his innovative dry-cleaning technique, dubbed “dry...

The Life of Lili‘uokalani, Queen of Hawai‘i

Queen Lili‘uokalani, crowned in 1891, fought for the rights of Hawaiians and the preservation of Hawaiian culture. During her reign, Lili‘uokalani routinely defied the...

The ZUMVI Archive: Preserving Black History in Brazil for 30 Years

Lazaro Roberto has been a mentor for the Atlantic Archives. He has worked for 30 years to preserve the history of Black Brazilians through...

Grant Hill Will Become Managing Director of USA Basketball

After 18 years as an NBA player, Grant Hill moved to the broadcast booth and eventually became a businessman. All of that experience led...

This Day in History: July 24th

Ira Aldridge, the First Black Shakespearean Actor, Was Born Pushing social boundaries allowed Ira Frederick Aldridge to achieve international success as an actor. Aldridge, the...

7 Things You Should Know About the Maroons

The origin of the term "maroon" is two-fold, deriving from the French word "marron," meaning feral, and the Spanish word "cimarrón," meaning wild. With that...

Did You Know Pioneer Physician, Louis T. Wright, Was Born on This Day?

This Day In History: July 23rd Renowned medical professional, civil rights activist and army veteran are amongst the many titles held by the late Louis...

What is the Africa Union?

The Organization of African Unity (OAU) has granted Israel permission to observe the Africa Union as an observer country. The decision comes 19 years after...

Motivation 101: Let the Music Play

As you get older, staying motivated to exercise becomes more and more challenging. On top of that, your physical prowess continues to wane. That...

Missouri School District Votes to Offer Black history, Black Literature Elective Courses

The GOP is fighting to strip all classrooms of any true Black history, but one school district in Missouri has voted to offer Black...

Calls for Alabama GOP Politician to Resign After He Called a Black colleague the N-word

A community in Alabama is calling for the immediate resignation of a council member after he publicly referred to a Black colleague using the...

National Trust Awards $3 Million to Preserve Black History Sites

The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) announced plans to award grants to 40 Black history sites and organizations through its African American Cultural...

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