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Today we celebrate the birthday of Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr…Here’s a brief bio: Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family’s long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving […]

via nationaldaycalendar: Valentine’s Day began as St. Valentine’s Day, a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus.  February 14th, Valentine’s, Day first became associated with romantic love during the High Middle Ages as the tradition of courtly love was then flourishing.  During 18th century England, this day evolved into an occasion […]

  via TheBelleReport: Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family’s long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the […]

via EEWMagazine: I was having a conversation with my 14-year-old son Joseph during our afternoon school pick-up commute recently. He began 9th grade this year and has been having a few thoughts about his interests and potential future career. During his middle school years, he was a part of the band and played the alto […]

via nationaldaycalendar: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is observed annually on August 4. This is a day to enjoy those tasty bits of chocolate in your favorite cookies. For the same reason we thank Ruth Graves Wakefield for chocolate chips, we also celebrate her name on National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.  For if it weren’t for her curiosity […]

Nearly forty years after Roots debuted on national television, the History Channel has brought the iconic story back to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness. History’s re-imagining of one of the highest-rated TV shows of all time “will allow new audiences to experience this epic family saga with a new vision that is both inspiring […]

To understand some of the most famous men and their work, sometimes you have to look at the women who stood with them. For Women’s History Month, we looked at notable men who left behind well-known, impactful legacies — and then we looked at the women who encouraged, inspired and worked alongside them. Because when […]

Seventy-five years ago, a group of men made history. Those men were the Tuskegee Airmen. Today, they are being celebrated for their achievements in a ceremony at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Tuskegee, Alabama and at a VIP Reception at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa in Montgomery, Alabama. The men, officially the […]

  During Women’s History Month, we have to acknowledge the Black women who are fabulously blazing unmarked trials to inspire and achieve. There aren’t as many Black firsts still available that these talented women can conquer, but there are a few areas left where they can still make a historic mark. Some are already well […]

Born this day in Helena, AR — died Jan. 18, 1969 Worked with gospel greats like Thomas Dorsey and Theodore Frye. Sis. Martin became owner of one of the largest gospel publishing houses in Chicago. source:blackfacts.com

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A Texas mom called out textbook publisher McGraw-Hill Education for calling African slaves “workers” in a section on immigration in one of their geography textbooks.…

Black actors and actresses have reason to celebrate big tonight. History was made at the Emmys and in more than one way. First up:Viola Davis‘ win in the Lead Actress category is a historic first for the Emmys and for the actress, who won, of course, for her role inHow To Get Away With Murder. Davis […]