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 […]
The errors didn’t stop there. There was also a misspelling in the apology that the department issued. The U.S. Department of Education had a few spelling mishaps on Twitter early Sunday morning while trying to pay homage to W.E.B. Du Bois. According to the Washington Post, the department tweeted one of the civil rights […]
So many African-American women have graced television but do you know who was the first leading lady? In 1950 Ethel Waters became the first black woman to have a lead role on the television show called Beulah. In addition to acting Waters was an accomplished singer and dancer making her a triple threat in the […]
This is exactly what we didn’t need on the first day of February. Today marks the first day of Black History Month and President Donald Trump commemorated the occasion with some rather interesting statements. During a Wednesday morning roundtable discussion flanked by Omarosa Manigault and Ben Carson, Trump mentioned Frederick Douglass, a leading historical figure, saying he […]
There’s no denying how huge Black History Month was this year. In fact, the cosmos even treated us to the gift of a leap year, giving us one more day for celebration. While looking back on February, there were moments that shifted the conversation surrounding Black Pride among Hollywood, politics, and television. From Beyonce’s Black […]
Former Black Panther Sekou Odinga and Black Lives Matter activist Larry Fellows may come from different Black liberation movements, but both understand that to truly celebrate Black History Month, we must dig deeper.
While hosting a reception for Black History Month on Thursday, President Barack Obama greeted the crowd with First Lady Michelle Obama by his side, and of course, he brought the jokes.
In honor of Black History Month, watch the first installment of "Bridging The Gap," a series that honors the Black liberation movements of the past and present while building a bridge that will better help us understand how to propel what has become the largest Black liberation movement in recent years forward.
istory-making occasions are rarely recognized until they end up in the textbooks. As we face some of the most challenging and monumental events within Black culture today, there are plenty of moments that have made their mark on America.
Black History Month gives us an opportunity to reflect on the impact and experiences our ancestors had to endure. Don Juan Fasho shares the experiences of his grandparents with his 101.1 The WIZ family. Check it out.