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Blog Archive

Sat, 01.10.2022

My Advice and Motivation For Newspaper Journalism, Tracey Williams Dillard

Tracey Williams Dillard is a newspaper owner and publisher. In this segment, she shares her journalistic career advice for anyone interested in this vocation.

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Sat, 24.09.2022

Byron Allen, Entertainment Businessman, born

*Byron Allen was born on this date in 1961. He is a Black businessman, comedian, television producer, philanthropist, and the head of the US entertainment company Entertainment Studios. Byron Allen Folks was born in Detroit but grew up in Los Angeles. His interest in show business began during childhood when he accompanied his mother, Carolyn […]

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Sat, 24.09.2022

Antoine Vincent Walsh, Irish Slave Trader, born

*Antoine Vincent Walsh was born on this date in 1703. He was a white Irish shipowner and African slave trader in Nantes, France, whose family were exiled Jacobites. Antoine Walsh was born in Saint-Malo, Brittany, France, the son of Philip Walsh, Ballynacooly, County Kilkenny. His father was a Waterford merchant, who settled in Saint-Malo, Brittany, […]

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Tue, 20.09.2022

Arthur Tappan, Abolitionist born

*Arthur Tappan was born on this date in 1786. He was a white-American businessman, philanthropist, and abolitionist. Arthur Tappan was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, to Benjamin Tappan and Sarah Homes Tappan, the latter a great-niece of Benjamin Franklin. He was the brother of Ohio Senator Benjamin Tappan and abolitionist Lewis Tappan and a great-grandfather of Thornton […]

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Wed, 14.09.2022

I. Willis Cole, Newspaper Publisher born

*I. Willis Cole was born on this date in 1887. He was a Black newspaper editor and publisher, and human rights activist. Born in Memphis, Tennessee. He started a newspaper career as a carrier at the age of 12. Cole graduated from Lemoyne Junior College in 1906 and later attended the University of Chicago. Became owner, publisher, […]

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Sun, 11.09.2022

Mary Evans Wilson, Journalist and Teacher born

*The birth of Mary Evans Wilson is celebrated on this date in 1866.  She was a Black teacher, journalist, and civil rights, advocate. Mary Evans came from a family of activists. In 1858, her father was one of a group of men arrested for the Oberlin–Wellington Rescue. Her uncle, Lewis Sheridan Leary, was killed in John Brown’s […]

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Sat, 10.09.2022

The Peoples Advocate Newspaper is Published

*On this date in 1876, The People’s Advocate published its first edition. This was among the first weekly African American-owned and operated newspapers in Virginia. It was the first African American newspaper in Alexandria, Virginia.    The People’s Advocate was a newspaper founded by Traverse B. Pinn Sr., its first publisher and business manager, and John Wesley Cromwell […]

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Mon, 05.09.2022

Charles Lewis Baker, Inventor and Businessman born

*Charles Lewis Baker was born on this date in 1859. He was a Black inventor and business owner. Charles S. Lewis Baker was born into slavery in Savannah, Missouri. His mother, Betsy Mackay, died when he was three months old, leaving him to be brought up by the wife of his owner, Sallie Mackay, and […]

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Mon, 05.09.2022

The Keystone Korner Jazz Club Opens

*The opening night of the Keystone Korner nightclub is celebrated on this date in 1972. The Keystone Korner was a jazz club in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. In 1969, Freddie Herrera bought Dino and Carlo’s Bar in the North Beach section of San Francisco. He changed the name to Keystone Korner, a reference to […]

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Mon, 05.09.2022

Meechy Monroe, Hair Stylist born

*Meechy Monroe was born on this date in 1985. She was a successful blogger who provided beauty tips and hair tutorials for black women with natural hair. Monroe was born Tameka Moore; her parents are Alexander and Patricia Moore. She grew up in Chicago, Illinois. Monroe gained an international YouTube following for videos demonstrating African […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

i went down to malcolmland me come back a man. me return with blackness drippin from my every breath. i went down to malcolmland unprepared but him gave me a grass... HALF BLACK, HALF BLACKER by Sterling Plumpp.
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