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Mon, 21.09.2020

Freedmen’s Torchlight Newspaper published

*On this date in 1866, the first issue of the Freedman’s Torchlight was published.  This was a monthly publication that was published by the African Civilization Society and was circulated among communities of Blacks in the historic Weeksville community in central Brooklyn during the mid 1800s.  To Become an Editor To Become a Desktop Publisher

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Mon, 21.09.2020

Rod Paige, Educator born

*Rod Paige was on born on this date in 1933.  He is a Black educator and administrator.  Roderick Raynor Paige was born in Monticello, Mississippi and is the son of public-school educators. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Jackson State University. He earned a master’s degree and a Doctor of Education degree in Physical Education […]

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Sat, 19.09.2020

Federal Housing Act passed

The Federal Housing Act was enacted on this date in 1934.  This American legislation began the modern involvement of the federal government in the American housing market.  The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) was created from this legislation. It represented the early New Deal’s most important attempt at short-term pump priming of the economy, but it also […]

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Sat, 19.09.2020

Redlining in Non-white America, a brief story

*On this date in 1934, redlining began as American public policy.  This is the systematic denial of several services by federal government agencies, local governments, the private sector either directly or through the selective raising of prices.   Although informal discrimination and segregation had existed in the United States, the specific practice called “redlining” began […]

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Sat, 19.09.2020

The Roseland Ballroom opens in NYC

*The opening of the Roseland Ballroom in New York occurred on this date in 1919.  This was a multipurpose hall, where Black singers and musicians performed.  Roseland was founded initially in Philadelphia in 1917 by Louis Brecker with financing by Frank Yuengling of the D. G. Yuengling & Son beer family.   In 1919, to escape […]

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Fri, 18.09.2020

Broadside Lotus Press formed

*On this date 2015, it was announced that Lotus Press would be merging with Broadside Press, forming the new Broadside Lotus Press.    This Black owned literature publisher was founded by Dudley Randall in 1965, in Detroit, and Naomi Long Madgett’s Lotus Press, founded in Detroit in 1972. These two writers and publishers created the […]

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Mon, 14.09.2020

Charlayne Hunter-Gault born

*Charlayne Hunter-Gault was born on this date in 1942.  She is a Black journalist and civil rights activist.  Alberta Charlayne Hunter was born in Due West, South Carolina, daughter of Col. Charles Shepherd Henry Hunter, Jr., U.S. Army, a regimental chaplain, and his wife, the former Althea Ruth Brown.  She became interested in journalism at […]

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Fri, 04.09.2020

Anthony Crawford born

*The birth of Anthony Crawford is celebrated on this date in 1865.  He was a Black businessman.  From Abbeville, South Carolina Anthony P. Crawford’s mother and father were Thomas Crawford and Phoebe Williams.  His grandfather Charles Crawford, born in 1780 in survived the Middle Passage.  He had three brother and three sisters, Sanders Crawford, Andrew […]

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Fri, 04.09.2020

Frank Lucas born

*Frank Lucas was born on this date in 1930.  He is a Black Graphic designer.   From Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lucas was attracted to art at an early age. With his talent, he was hired as an Army illustrator and photographer during the Korean War. After the war, he returned to Boston and graduated from the Vesper […]

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Wed, 02.09.2020

Carolyn Bryant born

*The birth of Carolyn Bryant is affirmed on this date in 1934.  She is a white-American store clerk, eyewitness and plaintiff in the Emmett Till trial.    From Indianola, Mississippi, Carolyn Bryant Donham’s father was a plantation manager and her mother was a nurse.  A high school dropout, she won two beauty contests and married […]

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Poetry Corner

Sex fingers toes in the marketplace near your father's church in hamlet , North Carolina- witness to this love in this calm fallow of these minds, there is no substitute for... DEAR JOHN, DEAR COLTRANE by Michael S. Harper.
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