In celebration of Black History Month, I talked with Walter Naegle, who was pioneer civil rights activist Bayard Rustin's partner for the last decade of Rustin's life.
The life of Dante Parker came to an end on August 12, 2014. He was a 37-year-old father of five.
It's no secret we can count on one hand how many black entrepreneurs were produced out of the Industrial Revolution. If we don't open our eyes and take some action we'll be left out... again.
This book shines a light on impactful, positive stories of successful Black men who dared to dream big, and made their dreams come true against tremendous obstacles.
An African City is creator Nicole Amarteifio's web series chronicling the lives of five young Ghanaian women. In the comments on YouTube, someone asks, "Why are they acting like white girls?" Filmmaker, and one of the stars of An African City, Nana Mensah has never known how to answer that question.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" sets out to move against the dominant narrative of the activist group as outrageous provocateurs, presenting, through vigorous archival research and extensive interviews with members and commentators, a different and more considerate way of thinking about the legacy of the Black Panthers.
There is history--the facts of events--and then there is myth and fable--the essence of things, the narratives that shape our understanding of complex events inspiring, motivating, rallying and galvanizing us as people and nations.
If you grew up in Chicago in the 1960s and early 1970s, like I did, you knew who Addie Wyatt was. She began her career as a meatpacker in an Armour and Co. cannery during World War II. The following year she joined the United Packinghouse Workers of America but soon left the assembly line to become a full-time union organizer. From there she blazed a historic trail.
Let us keep Aniya in our hearts and spread our love with our actions. With that we will invoke justice. In the words of the great Cornel West, "Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public."
From the former slaves and freedom fighters of the past to modern-day music legends and politicians, U.S. history has been influenced by many notable African-American figures who have left their mark on places around the country. This Black History Month, check out some of the most iconic historic sites to celebrate their contributions.
Names like David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor may be difficult to pronounce for the average American but their faces have become as familiar as any well-known Hollywood actor.
In honor of Black History Month last week at the Apollo, director and producer Martin Shore and legendary artists celebrated the launch of an educational mission to empower and educate students.
The future needs a call to end housing discrimination and it begins with chants of "Black lives matter" and recognizing that many of us call these projects home.
The ability to access quality health care services for the majority of the black population has been largely due to federal government policies and initiatives designed to address long-standing, systemic barriers to medical care for African Americans.
In the early morning hours of May 2, 2011, Mr. Bernard Bailey lost his life in a deadly encounter with the Police Chief of Eutawville, South Carolina.
You may say Dr. King was a Dreamer, but he's not the only one. Do we not dream of a just society, too? Do we not dream of a day of better opportunity, full equality, and hope for all?