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Stevie J marries Faith Evans

Don’t know if the gossip is true or not, but I’m blown away. With all the drama going on on the RHOA I’m surprised that Faith would stoop to marrying the culprit Stevie J and all his drama. I love me some Stevie but he carries unbelievable baggage and he can’t keep his hands off […]

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 […]

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, […]

Advocacy Group Believes Trump Administration Is Hiding Connection to Private Prisons, Sues for Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — An advocacy group is suing the Justice Department for not turning over records sought under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. The group says the records could shed light on the Trump administration’s dealings with private prison companies in forming new policies on incarceration. The Democracy Forward Foundation, partly funded by Democratic […]

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. […]

Farrakhan: Trump ‘will take America into abyss of hell

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is warning U.S. voters: “If Donald Trump becomes president, he will take America into the abyss of hell.” Farrakhan posted a video of his statements on his Facebook page Thursday.In the video, Farrakhan acknowledges that Trump has “done some great things in the business world,” but then he accused […]