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[WATCH] Icons Connect: Kobe Bryant Meets 1st Black Player for Minneapolis Lakers

Bob Williams, an NBA player in the '50s, shares memories and love for the franchise

Recently, Bob Williams got to meet one of the greatest athletes of all time who…

By Janell Hazelwood

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National Park Service’s Oldest Volunteer Talks Serving the Community at 100

Dr. Mildred Dixon explains her personal ties to giving back

The National Park Service’s oldest volunteer, 100-year-old Dr. Mildred Dixon, talks the history behind her…

By Courtney Connley

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Reviving Black History: New Virtual Project Gives Archive a Makeover

Freedmen's Bureau Project will make millions of records of freed slaves available to the public

Freedmen’s Bureau Project will make thousands of records of freed slaves readily available to the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Blues Legend B.B. King Dies

Composer, guitarist and entrepreneur had successful career that spanned more than 60 years

Blues legend, author, entrepreneur and composure known as the “King of Blues” died in his…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Janet Cohen Draws Intolerant Parallel with ‘Anne and Emmett’ Play

Award-winning writer creates dialogue to unite and educate people globally

Award-winning writer Janet Cohen shares her play “Anne and Emmett” to educate the masses and…

By Brittany Dandy

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Selma For Students: Making the Dream Real For A New Generation

How the "children" of Dr. King's Dream raised more than $2 million and made more than 300,000 tickets available to students in more than 30 cities.

How the “children” of Dr. King’s Dream raised more than $2 million and made more…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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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.…

By Essence Gant

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Couple Launches International Black History Month in Hong Kong

Power beaus on mission to spread economic empowerment and multicultural awareness

Couple is on a mission to honor the extraordinary achievements and historic contributions of African-Americans…

By Kandia Johnson

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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…

By Kandia Johnson

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This Day in History: Frederick Douglass Elected President of Freedman Bank and Trust

Institution established to support economic stability of African Americans after Civil War

Bank was chartered by the U.S. government to guide the economic development of the newly…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nickelodeon Partners With Because of Them, We Can Initiative for Black History Month

Network will showcase daily images of young kids portraying iconic African American figures

Nickelodeon and the Because of Them, We Can initiative partner to celebrate Black History Month

By Courtney Connley

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Harriet Elizabeth Byrd Dies at 88

She was the first black woman in Wyoming legislature

Harriet Elizabeth “Liz”┬áByrd was the first black woman in Wyoming’s House and Senate (Jefferson Hardin…

By Essence Gant

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Book Review: The Man From Essence by Edward Lewis with Audrey Edwards

Whether for business lessons or just for the drama, this is one read you'll find hard to put down

Rarely do business biographies offer glamour and Scandal-meets-Mad-Men intrigue that you get from The Man…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration, take a look at iconic moments of activism from the Civil Rights Movement

Today, July 1, marks 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act on…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Alia Atkinson Becomes First Black Women To Win FINA World Swimming Title

She also claimed a world record in the process

Alia Atkinson, 25, set a world record and claimed gold at the 2014 FINA World…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Bob Marley’s Family Helps Launch Global Marijuana Brand

Family works with private equity firm to expand business and cultural legacy

Rita Marley, widow of music legend Bob Marley, has helped launch a marijuana brand with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Library of Congress to House Rosa Parks Papers

Collection on 10-year loan from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation

The historical collection of American icon, Rosa Parks, will now be housed at the Library…

By Courtney Connley

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10 Black Women Who’ve Made History in 2014

See whose boss moves earned them pioneer status

From Keke Palmer to Tamron Hall and Sasheer Zamata, we’ve compiled a list of black…

By Courtney Connley

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Maya Angelou Honored in ‘Because of Them We Can’ Campaign

Young girls recite "Phenomenal Woman" poem

National “Because of Them We Can” campaign is honoring the late Dr. Angelou with young…

By Courtney Connley

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Library of Congress Acquires Video Archive of African American Icons

Collection will document the history, culture and legacy of black Americans

The Library of Congress has acquired HistoryMakers invaluable video collection that provides extensive content on…

By Courtney Connley

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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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