United States

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that we can expect community spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States.  With a handful of cases already reported in the US, we want to be prepared if the virus spreads more widely in our country.  Here are a list of things we […]

Provided by christianpost.com By Leonardo Blair As the partial federal government shutdown moves toward a fourth week, a historic church in Memphis, Tennessee, has stepped in to help their affected members weather an uncertain period of missed paychecks. Pastor Donald Johnson of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church told News Channel 3  of Memphis that a few of his members […]

November 9th is officially “Gold Star Father’s Day” in Georgia! These are fathers who have had a child to die in service to our country. Thanks to the efforts State Representative Rhonda Burnough, District 77, and other state representatives, Georgia will annually recognize and honor Gold Star Fathers. While we are to remember those who […]

The United States and Cuba will take a step further towards rekindling their relationship. The two nations plan on announcing the reopening of their embassies…

When we talk about the United States becoming a global economic power, many discount the role slavery and free labor played in bolstering American capitalism. Author Edward E.…

If there is one person from history whose impact on the Black woman’s self-image rivals that of Oprah Winfrey, it is the hair mogul Madame…

As a noted surgeon and scientist, Charles Drew was responsible for creating the technology to store blood for long periods of time. His lifelong concern for the necessary transport and storage of blood and plasma made him a pioneer in his field and a valued scientist in world history. Drew saved thousands of soldiers’ lives […]

If there is one person from history whose impact on the Black woman’s self-image rivals that of Oprah Winfrey, it is the hair mogul Madame C.J. Walker. Walker was the first successful Black female entrepreneur. Her insistence on involvement in both the business world and civic affairs predates Oprah’s story, and to the extent that […]

In 1940, one Black novelist dared to show America what white supremacy did to one Black man. When “Native Son” appeared on America’s bookshelves, it became an instant bestseller, the first title by an African-American author selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club. It also introduced the world to the complicated protagonist of “Native Son,” Chicago’s Bigger […]

Mary McLeod Bethune, the daughter of slaves, became an early 20th Century educator and civil rights leader, founding both Bethune-Cookman College and the National Council of Negro Women. But Bethune became even more influential as a friend and confidant of Eleanor Roosevelt, and as an advisor to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Negro affairs. Bethune […]

A master of storytelling, Toni Morrison was the first Black woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and legendary professor is known for the vivid black characters brought to life in her novels that recreate the Black experience. Morrison’s novels often illuminate themes of slavery, racism, and identity, but […]

Professing to be “unbossed and unbought,” Shirley Chisholm was the first black female major-party candidate for President of the United States, and the first black woman to be elected to Congress. Chisholm wasn’t intent on winning the presidency, but was steadfast on challenging conventions and showing Black America that they could aim high. She set […]