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HBCUs Partner With California Community Colleges To Streamline Degrees

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A new partnership between HBCUs and California community colleges is forging a pathway to make 4-year degrees much easier for students to obtain. Learn...

28 Black Inventions Used Today

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In honor of Black History Month, we find it necessary to pay homage to those in Black history who have paved the way for...

28 Court Cases That Shaped The Black Community

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Civil Rights for African Americans can be traced back to slavery time when John Casor, a black man who claimed to have completed his...

28 Black History Landmarks

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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. helped to organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Greyhound Bus Station, Montgomery, Alabama The Freedom...

Four Documentaries That Dive Into The Backstories of Black History

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Black History Month is a time to celebrate the joy of Blackness. It is so important to see the triumph of others, to help...

FAMU Celebrates Black History Month By Burying Time Capsule Scheduled For 2040 Opening

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Two groups at Florida A&M University have come together to celebrate Black History Month in a very unique way. With the burial of a...

HBCU Graduate To Have Connecticut Street Named After Her

Joyce Yerwood, who was just honored at her alma mater Meharry Medical College, is now being honored again in Connecticut. Learn more in the...

Donate To HBCUs To Celebrate Black History Month 2018

Black History Month is fast approaching, and there's lots of things to learn and ways to celebrate Black History. It's a long month. But...

28 Black Hall of Fame Athletes

When one contributes greatly to their field, goes above and beyond the norm, not only affecting their peers, but history as we know it,...

Courtroom Where Emmett Till’s Murderers Were Acquitted To Be Converted Into History Museum

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A professor at University of Kansas is leading a project to memorialize the horrific killing of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 and the subsequent trial...

Korey Wise Of The Exonerated Five Shares Journey At UMES During Black History Month

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Life Lessons and Life Blessings: Korey Wise urges youth to “listen to your first voice” The University of Maryland...

3 Reasons Why We Should Keep Black History Month Around

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Originally known as Negro History Week, Black History Month is celebrated during the month of February in both America and Canada. Historian Carter G....

Charles R. Drew Changed The Face Of Healthcare While Working At HBCUs

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Charles R. Drew was a pioneer of blood science, but many not know how closely he worked with HBCUs. Charles R. Drew University of...

28 Classic Black Love Songs

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Some love songs are just instant classics. They bring you back to that special moment in time when you were looking for love, in...

U.S. Postal Service to Honor Robert Taylor With Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service will release its latest stamp in the Black Heritage Series on Feb. 12, paying tribute to Robert Robinson Taylor. From The...

28 Songs That Celebrate Black Pride

Black people are no monolith, and we do not all look the same. Yet no matter where you go in the world, from America...

Wilberforce University Alumna Edmonia Lewis Loved Her Freedom So Much She Emancipated Herself —...

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Today, we honor Wilberforce University alumna and sculptor Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907). She played a vital role sending messages to those who need it most. “Edmonia...

28 Black Stereotypes

We all eat fried chicken and watermelon and drink kool-aid. It is widely believed that all African Americans eat these three foods—so much so that...