May 2018 will be a historic month for Jeanette Epps as she will become the first African American female Astronaut to work as a crew member on the International Space Station and call it home for six months. Epps will be the fourteenth African-American in space and the the fourth African-American women in space. The first […]
Lucille Clifton was born in Depew, New York ; June 27, 1936. She was a dual Pulitzer Prize nominee for poetry in the 80’s. Cliftons work; Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir, 1969-1980 (1987) and Next: New Poems (1987) As her legacy is remembered through her great poetry, Lucille wrote tons of children’s books. Everett Anderson’s nine month long; […]
Spencer Williams (July 14, 1893 – December 13, 1969) was an American actor and filmmaker. He was best known for playing Andy on TV’s The Amos ‘n’ Andy Show and for directing the 1941 race film The Blood of Jesus. Williams was a pioneer African-American film producer and director.
On day 35 of the government shutdown, TSA agents at John F. Kennedy airport were prompt for work on what was supposed to be pay-day. Their uniforms were neat and to professional standards listed in the TSA uniform policy. Despite the thick fog of unspoken truth gathered in Terminal 4, they were pleasant as they […]
Oscar Devereaux Micheaux (January 2, 1884 – March 25, 1951) was an African-American author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films. Although the short-lived Lincoln Motion Picture Company was the first movie company owned and controlled by black filmmakers, Micheaux is regarded as the first major African-American feature filmmaker, a prominent producer […]
Fresh off a year that saw a number of notable firsts for African-Americans, 2019 has already been capitalizing on that momentum and seems set to be a legitimate challenger for one of the most significant set of 12 months in the annals of Black history.
Today for Black History Month 2019, we are highlighting media mogul Byron Allen. Birth Date: April 22, 1961 Hometown: Detroit, Michigan Fun Facts: Byron is the founder of Entertainment Studios, a billion dollar media company Byron went to college at the University of Southern California Byron bought The Weather Channel Byron is also known for his […]
Malcolm Little was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, the fourth of eight children born to Louise and Earl Little. Malcolm is known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz which is Arabic. Malcolm’s father was killed by white supremists. When he was 13, his mother was placed in a mental institution while he was placed […]
On December 5th 1955 the first large scale protest against segregation was born. That Movement will forever be known as the Montgomery Bus Boycott. When Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1st, 1955, it sparked an entire revolution that would change America forever. The Montgomery Bus Boycott took place […]
Ruby Dee was the first African American actress to play a major role at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford Conn.