Black History

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Black History

16 Wealthy Black Americans from Black History

Curated by Irene Smalls, MBA What do a scoundrel, a lady of the evening, a slave owner, an explorer, and businessmen have in common? They all became rich Black figures in American History. From the early days of struggle against slavery to the present era of groundbreaking achievements, Black individuals

23 Feb 24 6 min read
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6 Books By Black Authors To Read This Black History Month

Cape Coast and Elmina castles stand imposingly along West Africa’s Gold Coast as two of approximately 40 castles originally constructed in Ghana for European traders. Serving as powerful symbols of the Transatlantic slave trade, they are relics of a harrowing past, whose legacy continues to reverberate. Engraved on their

17 Feb 24 4 min read
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The Race Riot That Destroyed Tulsa's Black Wall Street

June 1st, 1921 will forever be remembered as a day of great loss and devastation. It was on this day that America experienced the deadliest race riot in the small town of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ninety-four years later, that neighborhood is still recognized as one of the most prosperous African American

31 May 21 4 min read
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Unbought And Unbossed: Shirley Chisholm, Ahead Of Her Time

Recently President Obama presented the distinguished Presidential Medal of Freedom to several deserving recipients, and although posthumous Shirley Chisholm’s name was rightfully one of those to top the list. She was an unflinching champion of minority education and employment opportunities for all. Shirley Chisholm didn't get into

21 Dec 15 1 min read