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A Look Back — The NAACP Celebrates Its 100th Anniversay

A Look Back — The NAACP Celebrates Its 100th Anniversay

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) celebrated their 100th Anniversary recently with a series of celebratory gatherings through out the country. The celebrations, complete with birthday cakes, were held on the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. The centennial celebration was particularly special as it came weeks after the nation’s first Black President [...]

March 27, 2009 | 1 Comment More
A Look Back — The Life of John Hope Franlkin

A Look Back — The Life of John Hope Franlkin

John Hope Franklin, a prolific and well-respected chronicler of America’s racial history, died on March 25, 2009, at 94. Below is his bio from The John Hope Franklin Collection at Duke University. The Collection is a repository for African and African-American studies documentation and an educational outreach division of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special [...]

March 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
An Evening of Hip Hop History in Harlem

An Evening of Hip Hop History in Harlem

The Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem announces “An Evening of Hip Hop History“. Recognized for its Hip Hop centric education programs, large flyer collection, and record-breaking Rapathon, the integrated complex is celebrating the History of Hip Hop and Black America. Set to take place on Friday, February 20th at The Hip Hop Culture Center, [...]

February 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch February 9, 2009

Obama Watch February 9, 2009

Black History Month in the Obama Era Hoosier Daddy: President Obama to Indiana on Monday Obamas depart on first Camp David visit Cartoonists face challenges with Obama Arresting image: Obama poster artist on graffiti charge Obama plans restructuring of National Security Council Obama Official: Sebelius On Short List for HHS Obama adviser says private capital [...]

February 9, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Black History Month at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Black History Month at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has a full list of events to commemorate Black history month. For more details check out the website. Many of the events are free or have a minimal cost. Below is only a partial listing of events. AAJC/HBCU Student All-star Big Band Sunday, February 1, 2009, 3:00 [...]

January 30, 2009 | 1 Comment More
BET and BET J Celebrate Black History Month

BET and BET J Celebrate Black History Month

Evidence Dance Company ******** BET and BET J will commemorate Black History Month with a lineup of gospel specials, black  film and original programming highlighting the   accomplishments of African Americans who have paved the way in music, film,  and entertainment.

January 30, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch News Headlines January 18, 2009

Obama Watch News Headlines January 18, 2009

Where to Watch Obama’s Inauguration on Jan. 20th Legoland swears in mini-Barack Obama in mock inauguration Obama train rolls into D.C.; now the pomp, pageantry, parties begin Obama Amazing Spider-Man Issue Fist-Bumps Media, Heads To Third Printing Obama aide: Military advisers to meet on first day New books about Obama Obama Souvenir Sales Turn President-Elect [...]

January 18, 2009 | 0 Comments More
God’s Trombones at The Harlem Stage

God’s Trombones at The Harlem Stage

A major figure in today’s music scene, composer and trombonist Craig Harris has created a new music theater work that interprets James Weldon Johnson’s 1927 collection of sermons by traveling African-American preachers. Directed by the acclaimed actor, director and educator Avery Brooks and shown as part of Harlem Stage’s WaterWorks series, God’s Trombones features four [...]

December 4, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Harlem — Election Night 2008

Harlem — Election Night 2008

Barack Obama elected President of the United States of America. History — American, Black, African We were there. Working on great stories. Stay tuned. We were in the streets celebrating with everyone else at 2:00 am.

November 6, 2008 | 1 Comment More