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Help Save Harlem’s Historic Renaissance Ballroom from Demolition

Protesters Aim to Save Harlems Historic Renaissance Ballroom from Demolition – Video: via Protesters Aim to Save Harlems Historic Renaissance Ballroom from Demolition – NY1. “The Ballroom was completed in 1924 as part of a larger entertainment hub that included a… Continue Reading →

Congratulate the 4 African American MacArthur Fellows Genius Grant recipients

  The MacArthur Foundation named 21 “extraordinarily creative people” as the 2014 recipients of its annual MacArthur Fellows Program—widely referred to as the “genius” grants. Four African Americans are among this year’s consortium. These individuals were nominated by an anonymous… Continue Reading →

Happy Memorial Day: African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina

The first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. During the war, Union soldiers who were prisoners of war had been held at the Charleston Race… Continue Reading →

Nelson Mandela – Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace.  With hearts heavy around the world right now with the passing of Nelson Mandela.  He led a tireless, valiant and successful struggle that brought freedom to millions. His efforts were watched and supported by millions in the… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Of the Week – Russell Simmons

“You know, I love all kinds of activism.  I certainly think blacks deserve to have something whether it is affirmative action or an opportunity that should be opened up to them.  But at the same time I believe that people… Continue Reading →

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