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Some Facts About The Black Panther Party
It amazes me how one sided some can be. It has been stated the Black Panther Party was formed in the name of violence, and that is so far from the truth. If you have time, and you really want to learn, here are some facts about the Black Panther Party that I am sure you don't know.
Will The Real Betty Boop Please “Boop Oop A Doop”
If you didn't know Esther Jones was the real Betty Boop. The iconic cartoon character was inspired by the Black jazz singer in Harlem. Max Fleischer introduced the character in 1930 and the caricature of the jazz age flapper was the first and most famous sex symbol in animation.
5 Great Family-Friendly African American Films
Family time is the best time to teach your children about the contributions of African Americans to the rich culture of our nation. While you might not have the time or resources to take your children to the Martin Luther King monument in Washington, DC, there are great movies you can watch that are…
Did You Know African Americans Held The First Memorial Day?
Back in 1865 African Americans celebrated what was called “Decoration Day.” This holiday is now known as Memorial Day. This is a little known history fact that was discovered by Yale University history Professor David Blight. Apparently, 15 years ago Blight was doing rese…
Today In Black History 2.21
On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated, 11 months after his split from Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam. Malcolm X assassinated in Audubon Ballroom at a rally of his organization. Three Blacks were later convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment...
Today In Black History 2.16
1970 - Joe Frazier knocked out Jimmy Ellis in the second round of their New York fight and became the world heavyweight boxing champion.  
Joseph William "Joe" Frazier, known as Smokin' Joe, born January 12, 1944, is a former Olympic and World Heavyweight boxing champ…
Today In Black History 2.15
1964: Louis Armstrong’s “Hello Dolly” recording becomes his first and only number one record.
Louis Armstrong was the first vital jazz soloist to attain world wide influence as trumpeter, entertainer, and show business personality...

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