Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)

Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)

In this nuanced and groundbreaking history, Donna Murch argues that the Black Panther Party (BPP) started with a study group. Drawing on oral history and untapped archival sources, she explains how a relatively small city with a recent history of…

Black History Facts You May Not Know

Black History Facts You May Not Know

Take a look at some of these black history facts. Send us your own. Maybe you just haven’t had time to learn them. February is the shortest month, after all. 1. It’s a sure bet you know about Dr. Martin…

Evolution of Michael Jackson – Hypnotizing – Watch Again And Again And Again

Evolution of Michael Jackson – Hypnotizing – Watch Again And Again And Again

  Young Michael Jackson Michael Jackson,  again and again and again and again. And again and again and again and again. And again and again and again and again. And again and again and again and again. And again and…

A Personal And Political History Of The Afro

A Personal And Political History Of The Afro

Afro Blowout View this image › Justine Zwiebel/BuzzFeed, Eduardo Munoz / Reuters (de Blasio), Gallo Images / Rex (Jackson), Everett Collection (Grier), Lee Lockwood/Time Life Pictures / Getty Images (Newton), Hulton Archive / Getty Images (Davis), Everett Collection (Roundtree) Dante…

Atlanta’s Civil Rights Legacy

Atlanta’s Civil Rights Legacy

  Atlanta - Epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement Atlanta has played a key historical role in the Civil Rights Movement. It is known as the birthplace of Dr. King and was home to many of the major planning and…

1960S BLACK STUDENT MOVEMENT: SNCC – ‘THE SIT-IN’

1960S BLACK STUDENT MOVEMENT: SNCC – ‘THE SIT-IN’

SNCC and The 1960s Sit-in Movement The Sit-in "On February 1, 1960, four freshmen at A&T College in Greensboro, North Carolina, sat in at a segregated  Woolworth lunch counter  downtown. In a matter of days the idea leaped to other…

“Blind Tom,” The Slave Turned Civil War-Era Pop Star

“Blind Tom,” The Slave Turned Civil War-Era Pop Star

Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins (May 25, 1849 – June 14, 1908) was an African- American musical prodigy on the piano. He had numerous original compositions  ...  Blind Tom - an African- American Musical Prodigy  View this image › Jenny Chang…

Best Songs For The Soul Train Line At Your Black Family Reunion

Best Songs For The Soul Train Line At Your Black Family Reunion

Soul Train Line Soul Train Songs Your Aunties And Uncles Will Tell You You Don’t Know Nothin’ About Happy Black Family Reunion!   View this image › Via kanayastrider.tumblr.com 1. Marvin Gaye, “Got To Give It Up”2. Earth, Wind & Fire,…

21 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About D’Angelo

21 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About D’Angelo

D’Angelo   The elusive prodigy opened up in Brooklyn, as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York. 1. D’Angelo started playing piano when he was 3. 2. In high school, he was in a rap group called…

Black Musicians In Rock n Roll You Should Know

Black Musicians In Rock n Roll You Should Know

Chill out and rock out with these  Black  Rock n Roll musicians. 1. Ma Rainey Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=S8EB78QYrCM. Via YouTube Future Influences: Bessie Smith (who was her pupil), Janis Joplin 2. Bessie Smith Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=go6TiLIeVZA. Via YouTube…

Arise America: Black Voter Turnout in Mid-Term Elections

Arise America: Black Voter Turnout in Mid-Term Elections

Arise America sat down with Darryl Pinckney, author of “Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy,” to discuss black voter turnout in the 2014 mid-term election and address the question “Should black voters keep their faith in Obama?”

RBG-How the FBI Sabotaged Black America, A Documentary by Gil Noble

RBG-How the FBI Sabotaged Black America, A Documentary by Gil Noble

The intentional destruction of Black America by the FBI using infiltration, counter-intelligence programs and drugs. From Marcus Garvey to Paul Robeson to Martin Luther King to Malcolm X to Fred Hampton, to the Black Panthers to heroin and crack, the…

The Greatest American Moments In Olympic History

The Greatest American Moments In Olympic History

1. Jesse Owens Wins Gold In Nazi Germany View this image › Associated Press / AP With the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, Hitler hoped that Aryan supremacy would be on display for the world to see. Jesse Owens had other…

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