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Founders: What Was the Undergroud Railroad?
I find it very disturbing that most of today's youth have no idea what the Underground Railroad was. Most of today's youth have no clue of Black History either. To make matters worse, we had a Real Housewife of Atlanta, whose grandfather was apart of the Civil Rights movement, think the Un…
HOT 107.3 Jamz Celebrates Black History Month + We Need Your Help
February is Black History Month and this year HOT 107.3 Jamz wants to honor those people right here in East Texas who are making a difference! Maybe it's a school teacher, maybe it's a minister or even a firefighter. It could be someone without a "title" after their name at all. We're just…
5 African-American Authors You Should Know for Black History Month
African Americans have made significant contributions to the world of literature dating back to former slave Phyllis Wheatley who became the first African American poet and African American woman to publish writing in 1773. Before Black History Month is up, try broadening your literary horizons a bi…
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Black History Month
Every February, America recognizes the struggles, achievements and contributions that the African-American community has made to honor its ancestry and recognize the advancements and innovations that have shaped our lives and society. Its founding was aimed at increasing education and awareness on t…
Today In Black History 2.28
1984 - Musician and entertainer Michael Jackson wins eight Grammy Awards. His album, "Thriller", broke all sales records to-date, and remains one of the top-grossing albums of all time.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, …
Today In Black History 2.25
1998 - R. Kelly's hit single "I Believe I Can Fly" win Best Male R&B Vocal, Best Song Written for TV or a Movie and Best R&B Song Grammy Awards. I Believe I Can Fly" is a 1996 song by R&B singer R. Kelly. The song was written, produced and…
Today In Black History 2.24
1864: Rebecca Lee Crumpler becomes the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College. Rebecca Lee Crumpler was born in 1833. She worked from 1852-1860 as a nurse in Massachusetts. Her publication of A Book of Medical Discourses in 1883 was one…
Today In Black History 2.23
1965 - Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president, the highest elective office held by a Black woman in a major American city.
Constance Baker Motley (September 14, 1921 – September 28, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist, lawyer, judge, state senator, and Presid…

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