Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday of notable significance for many African Americans. June 19, 1865, highlights the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas.

According to the official website, Juneteenth “is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.”  A lot of people would take this time to hang out or relax with friends and family.  But why not take this day to educate yourself or learn more about how far we’ve come […]

As we look to celebrate this date this year following a slew of unjust murders and social unrest, here’s a playlist celebrating all of our melanin magic.

What was born out of emancipation in Texas has become a global celebration of Black freedom.

While gathering, organizing and/or protesting has historically the way folks would come together in celebration, with the current global pandemic it is suggested to pivot the plan. Here are some ways you can take action.

Juneteenth is a time to recommit ourselves to the work that remains undone. We remember that even in the darkest hours, there is cause to hope for tomorrow’s light. Today, no matter our race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, we recommit ourselves to working to free modern-day slaves around the world and to honoring in our own time the efforts of those who fought so hard to steer our country truer to our highest ideals.

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A school in Milwaukee paid tribute to some great figures for Black History Month, including Grammy Award winning artist Kirk Franklin, who was humbled and suprised. Franklin took to social media recently to show his appreciation and to cry what he called “black history tears”: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9KyM-PHLTh/      The Milwaukee College Prep School is celebrating […]

Who was among the first African American engineer hired by DC, becoming the Urban Planner that designed Washington, DC’s Metro system? How affected by segregation were Blacks living in DC during the Renaissance? How does a Washington, DC native son become one of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen? These and many other questions are answered in […]

Learn More About Our Black History Month HBCU Athlete Hall of Fame Honorees! Black History Month HBCU Athlete Spotlight: Walter Payton, Jackson State University Black History Month HBCU Athlete Spotlight: Wilma Rudolph, Tennessee State University Black History Month HBCU Athlete Spotlight: Andre Dawson, Florida A&M University Black History Month HBCU Athlete Spotlight: Doug Williams, Grambling […]

For Black History Month, we will spotlight some of the greatest athletes in Historically Black College and University History. Today we spotlight a woman who became the first Black woman to win a Tennis Grand Slam champion. Little Known Black History Fact: Althea Gibson Althea Gibson started her sports career at the age of 12 […]