Category Archives: Black News

Betty Boop (Black?)

PBS has confirmed that Betty Boop, the popular cartoon character introduced to the world by cartoonist Max Fleischer in 1930, was actually inspired by a real-life African American jazz singer and entertainer from Harlem named Esther Jones. Her stage name was “Baby Esther”, but unfortunately, when her character become the first and most famous sex […]

Racism at it’s best in America!

It’s such a shame and its so hurtful to see the mindset of the white diaspora when they come into contact with a person of color. Still today RACISM EXIST and stronger than ever. I can’t compare it to slavery or even to the struggles that led minority americans demand their freedom. I can only […]

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies

South Africa’s state broadcaster says Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died. She was 81. Madikizela-Mandela was married to Nelson Mandela from 1958 to 1996. Mandela was imprisoned throughout most of their marriage and Madikizela-Mandela’s own activism against the apartheid regime led to her being imprisoned for months and years […]

Linda Brown, Central Figure In School Segregation Case Brown Vs. Board of Education, Dies

Repost: http://atlantablackstar.com Her sister, Cheryl Brown Henderson, founding president of The Brown Foundation, confirmed the death to The Topeka Capital-Journal. She declined comment from the family. Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel at NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., said in a statement that Linda Brown is one of a band of heroic young people who, […]

An Enslaved Man Took Over a Confederate Ship and Led Dozens to Freedom

Robert Smalls (April 5, 1939 – Feb. 23, 1915) His mother had him sent to the fields to work and see enslaved Africans at the whipping post so Smalls, who was the favored enslaved child, would understand the institution’s horrors. The result was Smalls became defiant and he frequently wound up in the Beaufort, S.C. jail. […]