Jet magazine published its first pin-up, also known as the “Beauty of the Week”, on November 27, 1952 with a black-and-white centerfold of bikini-clad dancer Dolores Harper. The pin-up section was an instant hit with male and female readers alike, with everyone from aspiring actresses and flight attendants, to teachers and secretaries submitting pictures for […]
Hundreds of Africans Swim to Former Senegal Slave Island in Annual Race Hundreds of swimmers have been taking part in a race between the Senegalese capital, Dakar and Goree Island. But it’s no ordinary competition. It involves swimming five kilometres to a former slave port, where Africans were once sold and shipped off to slavery […]
Aretha Franklin’s Impact on the Civil Rights Movement Aretha Franklin performed all over the world, but her heart was never far from her hometown of Detroit. That’s where her funeral will be held, and where her music and her work for civil rights came together.
The Black Panther Still in Prison After 46 Years In 1971, two police officers were shot dead in Harlem. Nineteen-year-old Jalil Muntaqim of the Black Liberation Army was convicted and sent to prison. Nearly half a century later, he’s still locked up – and he believes he’s a victim of his involvement in the black […]
Why Did Europeans Enslave Africans? Why were most slaves in America from West Africa? Slavery has existed throughout history in various forms across the globe, but who became enslaved was almost always based on military conquest. So why did Europeans travel thousands of miles to enslave people from a particular geographic region?
What Is Juneteenth? Why is June 19th known as Juneteenth? The answer is rooted in history. “Juneteenth is an African-American holiday that celebrates the emancipation of slaves in Texas in 1865,” Scholar Lori Brooks told InsideEdition.com. Dr. Brooks explained that when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Texas, it was June 18, “and the next […]
African-American pride was on full display in Yonkers over the weekend. People lined the streets for the city’s annual ‘Juneteenth Celebration,’ an event featuring music, fashion and African dance. Organizers say the parade emphasizes freedom and the importance of education and achievement within the African-American community. “They need to know their heritage, they need to […]
Kaba Hiawatha Kamene – The X Factor Coming June 19th, 2018 Available at: https://gumroad.com/l/nXPtp The X Factor: Chickens Have Come Home! examines the last year of Malcolm X’s life. His life is a model for transformation. He sought to be what ancient Africans called, “The Perfect Black.” An attitude towards living a life of constant […]
India’s Lost Tribe Of Africa In the dense forests of India, a native African tribe has been living in secret for more than 500 years! Known as the Siddis, their ancestors originated from the Great Lakes region before being captured and brought to India by Arab slavers. When slavery was outlawed in the 18th and […]
Philip Payton Jr. Black Capitalist Who Outwitted New York’s Racist Landlords The former residents of two square blocks at West 98th and 99th Streets in Manhattan have been holding annual neighborhood reunions since the mid-1950s, when the federal government bulldozed their homes in a “slum clearance project” spearheaded by Robert Moses. This formerly all-black enclave […]
The Slavery Detective of the South Slavery might have ended on paper after the Civil War, but many white landowners did everything they could to exploit newly freed slaves well into the 20th century. Thousands of black laborers across the South were forced to work against their will as late as the 1960s—a new form […]
First Black Community Founded In Memphis An African-American community called Orange Mound is a southeast Memphis neighborhood with a surprising legacy. Established on the grounds of the former Deaderick plantation, Orange Mound was one of the first communities in the United States to be built entirely by and for African Americans. The self-contained community that […]
DL Hughley TRUMP TO MAKE AMERICA WHITE AGAIN Comedian and Radio Host D.L. Hughley talks about the President’s agenda to make America White again. #Staywoke Brazil and other Latin countries implemented blanqueamiento a social, political, and economic practice used to “improve the race” towards a supposed ideal of Whiteness. Haiti is the only non-White country in […]
Melanin Deficient Queen Nefertiti Bust Revealed! Travel Channel is revealing the face of King Tut’s mother. They say this “accurate depiction” of her appearance in life and bolsters the theory that the 3,400-year-old mummy of King Tut’s biological mother, nicknamed the “Younger Lady,” is also Queen Nefertiti. #StayWoke Queen Nefertiti was part of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty, […]
Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream Speech I Have a Dream Speech Martin Luther King’s Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C. God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro […]
Powerful Stories That Shaped Africa Gus Casely-Hayford shares origin stories of Africa that are too often unwritten, lost, unshared. Travel to Great Zimbabwe, the ancient city whose mysterious origins and advanced architecture continue to confound European archeologists.
American Medical System Built On Slavery Black women’s history matters in medicine. Read ProPublica’s feature piece on how the US is the most dangerous industrialized country in which to give birth, and racial disparities in maternal mortality make it even worse for women of color: https://www.propublica.org/article/no… And they’re seeking your help in understanding the problem. […]
The History of Haiti on The Rock Newman Show The Rock Newman Show “Part 1” of the 2 Hour Special on the History of Haiti. The guests includes Tariq Nasheed, producer of the hit documentary film “1804: The Hidden History of Haiti” which has received worldwide acclaim and founder and President of the […]
Out of Darkness: A Film by ∆+ Out of Darkness is a full length three-part documentary by director Amadeuz Christ , examining the untold history of African people, the African cultural contribution to the nations of the world, and the events that have contributed to the condition of African people today. Out of Darkness will […]
Why Blacks Shouldn’t Sing The National Anthem Coverups are disguised as actual change or progress in America. The third stanza was omitted out of courtesy to the British, not out of respect for Negroes. In 1925, the TIME magazine reprinted an anti-“Banner” letter from a man who found the song “hurtful to every ideal which […]
Afroculinaria Slave Food: A Feast of African-American culinary contributions, baked into the South’s DNA In chef and culinary historian Michael Twitty’s new book, ancestry — both his own and that of Southern food — is a central theme. With “The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African-American Culinary History in the Old South,” Twitty addresses the […]
What Happened To The Golden Age Of Black Sitcoms? The 1990s was a golden age for black sitcoms, but with the new millennium, they seemingly disappeared from TV. Where did all the black sitcoms go? Watch more AJ+ In-Depth: http://ajplus.co/ajindepth “A Different World,” “Martin,” “Living Single” and “Moesha” are just a few of the black […]
BLACK HISTORY BOY / ANCIENT BLACK CIVILIZATIONS Black History Boy, is a series about a black kid called Black History Boy by his friends and family, because of his amazing knowledge of black history, he uses the time machine to visit great black people, and their ancient civilizations, he travels back to places like ancient […]
Remembering the Black Panthers Fifty years ago the Black Panther Party was created, fighting for “power to the people” with a mix of political activism, militancy, progressive community programs and pop culture awareness. Lee Cowan talks with one of the founders, Bobby Seale; former party chairwoman Elaine Brown; and Stephen Shames, who was the Panthers’ […]
Labor Day: Black History Lesson Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 after a railroad strike led by the American Railway Union known as the Pullman Strike. This was a turning point in the labor movement, though it didn’t benefit all American workers. Black Pullman porters weren’t allowed to participate in the strike because […]
Black in Obama’s White House a series of interviews, several African-American presidential appointees describe the thrills and challenges of working for a historic Obama administration, America’s first Black president.
Interracial Couples 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia A little over 50 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Loving — Mildred and Richard Loving, who successfully sued the state of Virginia, forcing it to recognize their interracial marriage. That landmark case overturned laws against interracial marriages all across the country.
Juneteenth History “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired […]
Black And White: Uptight | White Fragility Documentary Hosted By Robert Culp Robert Culp hosts this bizarre documentary from 1969, which ostensibly is designed to deprogram white people from their cultural bias against blacks, but by the end, completely flips to demonstrate the need for black pride and a Nationalistic culture. Imagine walking […]
Akala – Roots, Reggae, Rebellion In the 1970s, Jamaica came alive to the sounds of roots reggae. British rapper, poet and political commentator Akala tells the story of this golden period in the island’s musical history, a time when a small group of musicians took songs of Rastafari, revolution and hope to the […]
Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated. The King family and others believe that the assassination was carried out by a conspiracy involving the US government, as alleged by Loyd Jowers in 1993, and that James Earl Ray was a scapegoat. In a 1999 civil trial that did not name the US government as a defendant and […]