In 1931, Theodore Frye and Thomas A. Dorsey, also known as the Father of Gospel Music created the first gospel chorus. Dorsey would go on to co-found the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses. With more than 400 compositions, some of Dorsey’s more well-known songs are “Precious Lord,” “Peace in the Valley,” and […]
The MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward was born, April 1, 1977 in DeLisle, Mississippi She isn’t just a novelist , she is also an associate professor at Tulane University. Jesmyn Ward’s work earned her the National Book Award for Fiction for her second novel Salvage the Bones in 2011. Betsy Burton of […]
Lyft is offering free rides to Black-owned businesses, Black museums and other cultural institutions for Black History Month.
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For Black History Month, the National Trust for Historic Preservation launched a powerful campaign with the help of actors to spread awareness about the influence and importance of Black landmarks.
We know her as Toni Morrison. She was born Chloe Ardelia Wofford on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio. Toni attended Howard University, where she earned her Bachelors. Later, she attended Cornell University, earning her Masters. Toni Morrison is the first African-American woman to receive a Nobel Prize. Her outstanding work as an author made […]
Gloria Mayfield Banks a Detroit , Michigan native. She was born September 8, 1956. Banks openly shares that she grew up dyslexic. Through that obstacle, she was able to graduate from Howard University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqel1kEOErY Later from Harvard University with a Master’s of Business Administration. Gloria was later awarded an honorary doctorate from the […]
Imagine being too controversial for a resolution recognizing Black History Month when you’re black. That’s what happened to Colin Kaepernick as Wisconsin Republicans stripped the exiled quarterback’s name from a resolution recognizing Black History Month, saying that Kaepernick was too controversial to be included. The resolution, which was drafted by the state legislature’s Black Caucus, named several African-American leaders […]
Taraji P. Henson was born; Taraji Penda Henson on September 11th, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia. Taraji P. Henson, graduated in 1988 from Oxon Hill High School ;after not getting into a performances arts high school that she didn’t get into. Attending North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, studyingelectrical engineering . Henson, got into […]
Tori Franklin's big natural hair stands out as she flies through the air. The Nike professional athlete is an American record holder. Get into her inspiring story about how she overcame every obstacle set up to make her fail.
Jacqueline Woodson, February 12, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio Authors are awarded for their great work. Jacqueline has received, The Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate, Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement, Newbery Honor Medal , Coretta Scott King Award, National Book Award, The Caldecott Medal, ALA Notable, and Parents’ Choice Award Her books, Brown […]
A North Carolina-based entrepreneur launched a coloring book series designed to inspire and empower Black women.