Black Americans old enough to recall the shock of seeing and hearing
what had happened to Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 are sure to get a
fresh whiff of the atrocity in learning about the tragedy of Lennon
Lacy in Bladenboro, North Carolina.
The National Civil Rights Museum has announced that Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an American journalist and one of the first African American
students to enroll in the University of Georgia, is one of the recipients of its 2014 Freedom Award.
Many of us remember Dowoti Desir when she was the Executive Director of
the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural
Center in Washington Heights. She always exuded an air of the global
diaspora and now that international aura is fully expressed in her book
Goud kase Goud—Conjuring Memory in Spaces of AfroAtlantic.
President Barack Obama said Saturday that the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. last month exposed the “gulf of mistrust” that exists between law enforcement and local residents in many communities.
Jeffrey Wright, Carmen De LaVallade and Judith Jamison were guests among the scores of fans, friends and family members who gathered at The Riverside Church in
NYC on the bright Saturday morning of September 20 to celebrate and
reflect on the illustrious life and career of actress and activist Ruby Dee.
The lack of Blacks in the American tech sector is more than alarming; many are working to make Silicon Valley more inclusive. Recently, a
group of Black entrepreneurs met at Technoir, the first in a series of
Washington, D.C., networking events aimed at addressing the challenges to
Black tech entrepreneurs.
H. Carl McCall, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State
University of New York, has been a tireless and relentless champion of
higher education and that’s why he is firmly committed to a recent
initiative by HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video
oral history archive.