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How MLK Day Became a Holiday

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day is no long-standing tradition. The holiday is a little more than three decades old, and its establishment was …

Growing Up as a Black Kid in Nazi Germany

Remembering the life of Hans J. Massaquoi, who managed to survive under Hitler's xenophobic regime.<p>In 1933, a young Hans J. Massaquoi stood in a schoolyard in Hamburg, wearing a swastika patch on his sweater, surrounded by the load of fair-haired, blue-eyed kids, that you see in the photo …

Gone But Not Forgotten: Happy Birthday To The First Black Female Pilot!

In 1922, a time of both gender and racial discrimination, Coleman broke barriers and became the world’s first black woman to earn a pilot’s license. …

United States

Last black congressman of Jim Crow era honored at Duke Friday

A banquet on Duke's campus Friday evening honored the legacy of George Henry White, the last black representative in Congress at the turn of the 20th …

Seminar Studies Slave Ties | News | The Harvard Crimson

This is the first in a two-part series. Part two runs in The Crimson tomorrow, April 25.<p>Nearly three centuries ago, University President Benjamin …

The legend of slaves building Capitol is correct

Every now and then, a fact goes viral. Current case in point: that slaves helped construct the U.S. Capitol, where the son of an African man is set …

Black-Owned Business Receives Largest ‘Shark Tank’ Tech Funding in Show’s History

Nexercise, a D.C.-based technology fitness company, scored the largest tech startup funding in the history of the ABC television show<i> Shark</b> …

This Bank Just Became The Largest Black Owned Bank in America

This Bank Just Became The Largest Black Owned Bank in America<p>By Victor O.<p>At a time when there is increased doubt about the continued existence of …

Los Angeles

Meet The First Black Woman To Own a Lexus Dealership

Meet The First Black Woman To Own a Lexus Dealership<p>By Robert Stitt<p>Her name is Ellenae Fairhurst and she has broken down walls and removed barriers. …

This African American, Female Owned Law Firm in Chicago Started with a Tweet

KMR Law Group is an African-American female owned law firm in Chicago. KMR was started two years ago by three African-American female lawyers, Keli …

African-American News

Low Number of Minority Professors across the Nation Raises Concerns

Low Number of Minority Professors across the Nation Raises Concerns<p>By Victor Ochieng<p>An examination of the backgrounds of the over 400,000 professors …

Meet the Young Black Doctor Who Opened a Pharmacy in NC

It isn’t often that you come across a Black entrepreneur carving out their own space in the pharmaceutical industry, so naturally I was instantly …

Pharma

The rejected flight attendant who started an airline | CNN Travel

(CNN) — For one South African businesswoman, getting more female pilots into the skies is not just her work, it's her passion.<p>Sibongile Sambo wanted to be a flight attendant with South African Airways, but she did not meet the minimum height requirement to become one.<p>So she decided to star her own …

South Africa's first black female pilot is helping other African women take off

<b>(CNN) —</b> Asnath Mahapa was fascinated by planes as a teenager, little did she know she would break boundaries with them by becoming South Africa's first African female pilot.<p>"It just dawned on me that those big things that we see in the skies, someone is actually in charge of them," she told CNN. "I …

Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum: 'It's absolutely breathtaking'

Black history officially has a new, prominent place in America's story.<p>With hugs, tears and the ringing of church bells, the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors Saturday to help this nation understand, reconcile and celebrate African-Americans' …

Black History

How Queen Sugar Offers a Different View of African-American Families | Queen Sugar | OWN

African-American News

Top 10 Richest Afro-American Communities

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Inside the Wealthiest Black Families in America: Social Clubs, Elites, History (1999)

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Why Are There So Few Black Players in Major League Baseball?

Scholars find a correlation between playing the sport and growing up with a father at home.<p>Here’s a shocking statistic I learned from “Called Out at …

Under Trump’s plan, 32-40% of African-American families with children would face a tax increase. https://t.co/SOs7vj2QMh

4 Tips for African-American Students Choosing a College

Ask yourself these 4 questions<p>Nearly all colleges’ brochures and websites offer images of diverse students cheering on a team or happily mingling on …

'Marie and Rosetta': Theater Review

Kecia Lewis and Rebecca Naomi Jones star in this play with music about the legendary Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her protege, Marie Knight.<p>As theater,</i> …

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Obama to Inaugurate African American History Museum With Historic Bell

Art World<p>The president will give a speech at the opening.<p>,<p>President Obama will inaugurate the National Museum of African American History and Culture …

For a while she was a name and a status — enslaved. Now we know more

<b>Who was Lucy Lee Shirley?</b><p>According to the scant information passed along to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, she was an African American woman who was born in Leesburg, Va., in 1854, died in Harrisburg, Pa., in 1929, and once wore a little flowered skirt.<p>The museum …

Here’s What It’s Like To Walk Through The First National Black History Museum

Black excellence abounds.<p>WASHINGTON ― When you step into the elevator on the top floor of the David M. Rubenstein History Galleries, there’s a timeline to your right. It begins with the word “Today.”<p>Pay attention to it.<p>As you descend, the timeline will lead you back into history, past President …

Five must-read reviews of the National Museum of African American History & Culture

From The New York Times to Washingtonian, see what critics had to say about Washington, D.C.’s newest Smithsonian museum<p>The grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture is only a week away. If interested in finding out what you need to know before the museum opens …

The Nat’l Museum of African American History and Culture Is Gorgeous, Reductive

An indispensable new presence has risen on the National Mall, a showcase of glory and shame. Its dark bronzed skin broods in the glare of morning, …

Google.org X $1M X National Museum of African American History and Culture

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE FINDS A NEW WAY TO TELL STORIES<p>(MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA) – September 14, 2016 – Next week marks the …