Tag Archives: Black History Month

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Music Icon Clarence Avant to Receive Trailblazer Award

Executive being honored for legendary business savvy and longevity in Hollywood

Entertainment industry icon Clarence Avant is set to receive the Trailblazer Award at Black Enterprise’s…

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This Day In History – Tiger Flowers Wins Middleweight Boxing Title

He was the first African American after Jack Johnson to challenge for a world title

On this day in 1926, Theodore “Tiger” Flowers became the first African American middleweight boxing…

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‘Motown 25’ Returns to TV to Close Out Black History Month

The long anticipated rebroadcast will take place on Saturday night

As we’re nearing the end of Black History Month, a very special rebroadcast will be…

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This Day In History: White Supremacist John King Sentenced to Death

Justice was served on Feb. 25, 1999

On June 7, 1998, James Byrd. Jr. was murdered by three white supremacists in Jasper,…

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This Day In History: First Black Woman to Receive an M.D.

Rebecca Lee Crumpler earned her degree at a time when education for women was uncommon

Rebecca Lee Crumpler was born free in 1831 in Delaware, and was raised by her…

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10 Black Business Power Couples In Black History

These self-made millionaires and billionaires created some of the most iconic brands in the black community

The Carters (Shawn “Jay-Z” and Beyoncé , the Smiths (Will and Jada), the Wests (Kanye…

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First Lady Obama Celebrates Female Leaders Contributions to the Civil Rights Movement

Female panelists discuss the difference between today's civil rights movement and the one of the past

First Lady Obama host White House event that celebrates the achievements of both past and…

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Deanii Scott on WBLS’ ‘Defining Moments in Black History’

The Hot 97.1 digital producer shares her special moment with us

Deanii Scott, Hot 97‘s social media producer, shared on WBLS her defining moment in black…

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Maya Angelou Honored with Forever Stamp

The beloved author, actress and poet will always be remembered

On Monday, Feb. 23, the U.S. Postal Service announced that the beloved actress and poet Maya Angelou…

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Common and John Legend Win Oscar for ‘Glory’, Plus Moving Performance

Common and John Legend leave audience in tears after "Glory"

Last night viewers all across the country tuned into ABC network to watch The Oscars.…

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This Day In History – First African American to Become General in US Marine Corps

Frank E. Petersen is also the Marine Corps' first black three-star general

On Feb. 23, 1979, Frank E. Petersen Jr. became the first African American general in…

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A Lesson in Longevity: Cicely Tyson’s Epic Debut on ‘How To Get Away With Murder’

Iconic actress continues to prove she's still got it in her season debut

Fans of “How to Get Away with Murder” say Cicely Tyson’s debut is the series’…

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This Day In History: Charles Barkley Is Born

He is the shortest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding

On this day in history, February 20, 1963, legend Charles Barkley was born.

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5 Young Moguls of Color Paving the Way for Your Children

Exposing your kids to entrepreneurs is a great way to inspire creativity and build confidence

Black History is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the new generation of game changers. …

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First African American MIT Grad to be Immortalized on Limited-Edition Stamp

Robert Robinson Taylor becomes the 38th honoree into Black Heritage Stamp Series

A pioneer and savvy intellectual, Robert Robinson Taylor will be immortalized on a limited-edition stamp.…

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Black History Month: Zip Gayles Inducted to Basketball Hall of Fame

Former HBCU coach receives prestigious honor

Former HBCU coach receives prestigious honor being inducted into collegiate sports hall of fame.

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This Day In History: First Black Gold Medalist in Winter Olympics

Vonetta Flowers was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2010

On Feb. 19, 2002, Vonetta Flowers made history by becoming the first person of African…

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Black History Month: 20 Leading Black Innovators in Technology

These innovators have greatly impacted communities and generations to come

Check out 20 notable black leaders and innovators in STEM fields that have made major…

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This Day In History: Toni Morrison Is Born

She was a past winner of the Noble Prize and Pulitizer Prize, among many others

Toni Morrison was born on Feb. 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio, as the second of…

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The Book of Negroes: Actress Aunjanue Ellis Talks the Impact on Black History

The star of BET’s new miniseries shares thoughts on slave narratives and blacks who don’t want to see them

As the leading lady in her first major starring role on BET’s miniseries The Book…

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