*On this date in 1997, Abner Louima was beaten. Louima, a Black Haitian immigrant was arrested and brutally attacked by four New York City police...
On this date in 1997, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)called for a formal dictionary revision of the word “...
*The Million Woman March occurred on this date in 1997. Black Women who networked on grassroots and global levels implemented it.
*On this date, in 1998, a Black man was sentenced for involvement in the Crown Heights riot. Lemrick Nelson Jr got 19 1/2 years in prison for his...
On this date in 1998, a Black man was dragged to his death in Jasper, TX.
Three white men with suspected ties to the Ku Klux Klan...
*On this date in 1999, Amadou Diallo was killed by four New York City police officers from the NYPD Street Crime Unit.
He was from the...
*On this date in 1999, the first African-American chess player attained the rank of International Grand Master. Maurice Ashley, a Jamaican...
On this date in 2000 in Sydney, Australia, more than 200,000 demonstrators marched to support a campaign for social justice for Aborigines,...
On this date in 2000, Colin Powell was appointed as United States Secretary of State. Accepting President-elect George W. Bush's nomination to be...
On this date in 2000, an African-American sheriff was murdered in Dekalb County, Georgia. Derwin Brown was gunned down in the driveway of his...
On this date in 2001, justice prevailed in the racial murder of four young girls in Alabama. A former Ku Klux Klan member was found guilty of...
On this date in 2001, the United States Civil Rights Commission, headed by Mary Frances Berry, issued the results of its six-month long study to...
On this date in 2001, the University of Alabama sorority system remained segregated. Melody Twilley, a junior at the University, was trying to...
On this date in 2001, 12 Black firefighters died during the 9/11 attack at the World Trade Center in New York City.
They were among the...
On this date in 2001, a white police officer in Cincinnati, OH, was acquitted in the killing of an unarmed black man. The killing sparked that...
On this date in 2001, in Oslo, Norway, the United Nations and Secretary-General Kofi Annan won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Annan, of Kumasi,...
On this date in 2001, the first Black African woman won the Miss World beauty pageant.
Agbani Darego, an 18-year old from Nigeria, was...
On this date in 2001, a federal judge threw out the death sentence imposed nearly two decades earlier on Mumia Abu-Jamal.
*On this date in 2002, five Black professors boycotted a daylong visit to the University of North Carolina Law School by Supreme Court Justice...
*On this date in 2002, a Black Nigerian woman convicted of adultery was sentenced to death by stoning.
Amina Lawal Kurami, a divorced...
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