Category Archives: Today In Our History

The problem today is that we do not know where we have been therefore, how do we know where we are going?

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Willie Louis, witness to Emmett Till lynching, dies in Illinois at 76

***Today would have been Emmett Till’s 72 birthday. RIP. ~SB***

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Desiree Rogers becomes CEO of Johnson Publishing Co.

Congratulations to Desiree Rogers for becoming CEO of Johnson Publishing. Her business savvy and connections, as well as her flair for fashion will bring a much need breath of fresh air to our iconic magazines Ebony and Jet. With Ms. Rogers … Continue reading

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Our History, Aug. 6

Gordon Parks’ The Learning Tree opened in 1962. Jamaica granted independence from the United Kingdom. President Lyndon Johnson signs the Voting Rights Bill.

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Our History, August 5

James Augustine Healy the first African-American Roman Catholic priest and first African-American bishop in the United States (the archdiocese of Portland, MA) died on this day. Today in 1960, Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) in western Africa was granted its independence from the French. 

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First African-American Woman Appointed to Maryland Appellate Court

Congratulations to Michelle D. Hotten on her achievement. http://www.afro.com/sections/news/Baltimore/story.htm?storyid=2007

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The Performance that created the phenomena

I remember watching Motown 25 with my parents. They were as astounded and in awe as I was with this performance. This reintroduced Michael Jackson to the world. This was the night he assumed his crown. It was one of … Continue reading

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Remembering Black Wall Street

On this Memorial Day, we must remember what happened in the Greenwood section of Tulsa, OK in 1921. Let’s band and bond together to never forget what our people built together and what we can build again in the future. … Continue reading

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