The Columbus DispatchArt exhibit | Ohio State's African-American art on display at several Columbus venuesThe Columbus DispatchSeventeen Kojo Kamau photographs of prominent African-Americans— including Julian Bond, Shirley Chisholm, Marian Anderson, Muhammad Ali and Count Basie — are displayed along one wall. Among the works at the King Arts Complex is a beautiful ...and more &ra
Stars and StripesAfrican-American World War I soldiers served at a time racism was rampant in the USStars and StripesBetween 370,000 and 400,000 African Americans served during World War I, Reft said. Most served as "stevedores, camp laborers, [and in] logistical support." About 40,000 to 50,000 saw combat and about 770 were killed, he said. Reft said one of the ...and more »
The GuardianNasa facility honors African American woman who plotted key space missionsThe GuardianNasa facility honors African American woman who plotted key space missions. Research center named after Katherine Johnson, 99, whose story was told in the film Hidden Figures: 'I liked work. I liked the stars and the stories we were telling'.NASA honors 'Hidden Figure' Katherine Johnso
Lynchburg News and Advance'Roots and Remembrance' : Poplar Forest event helps dozens delve into African-American pastLynchburg News and AdvanceThrough her search, Rosson met Sweet Briar College humanities research professor Lynn Rainville, founding director of the Tusculum Institute, a historic preservation center at Sweet Briar College, and author of “Hidden History: African American...
Quad City TimesFor 50 years, QC Negro Heritage Society has celebrated the accomplishments of African-AmericansQuad City TimesThe Quad-City Negro Heritage Society was organized in 1966 as a study for its founding members, a small group of Quad-City African-American women from different walks of life who wanted to create awareness of the roles African-Americans played in the ...and more &r
Washington PostBlackPAC plans $1.1 million effort to mobilize African American voters in VirginiaWashington PostBlack Progressive Action Coalition said it plans to spend $600,000 on voter education, including 100 paid canvassers, to impress on African Americans the importance of casting a ballot to fight racism, end voter suppression and create good-paying jobs.and more »
New Nielsen Report Focuses on Mainstream Influence of African-American WomenBillboardAnd Nielsen's new report focusing on black females -- "African-American Women: Our Science, Her Magic" -- underscores that declaration. Chief among the report's findings: African-American women's consumer preferences and brand loyalties are propelling ...and more »
Florida Times-UnionMOSH exhibit looks at African American contributions to World War IIFlorida Times-UnionWilliam (left) and Wayman Surcey, brothers from Jacksonville, were members of the Tuskegee Airmen. Wayman Surcey's uniform, on loan from the Ritz Theatre & Museum, is part of MOSH's “African Americans in World War II.” (Provided by Katherine Surcey).
Charlotte PostIt's impossible for black athletes to leave politics off the fieldCNNTrump could have acknowledged the deep challenges African Americans face -- Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, chose to take a knee during the anthem last season to spotlight police violence against African Americans.African Americans must stand in solidarity with protesting black athl
NPRNational Museum Of African American History And Culture Celebrates 1 YearNPR"History in general shows us there's been a lot of tragedy and a lot of triumph, and the African-American experience is no exception, so I think it's just good that African Americans are finally being honored," Robinson says. The museum took years to ...The African American Museum a year later: Still t