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Wed, 02.12.2020

James D. Bowser born

*James Bowser was born on this date in 1846.  He was a Black journalist and educator.   James Dallas Bowser was born free in Weldon, North Carolina to free people of color. When he was about six years old, the family moved to Chillicothe, Ohio.  His father, Henry Bowser, became one of the first Black […]

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Tue, 01.12.2020

The Louisianan Newspaper begins

*On this date in 1870, the Louisianian newspaper was established.  Also referred to as New Orleans Louisianian, it was a semi-weekly newspaper published in New Orleans, Louisiana.   Founded by Black politician P. B. S. Pinchback.  The paper’s motto was “Republican at all times, and under all circumstances”. It was one of the few 19th-century […]

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Tue, 01.12.2020

Cecilia Rouse born

*Cecilia Rouse was born on this date in 1963.  She is a Black, University administrator and economist. Cecilia Elena Rouse grew up in Del Mar, California. She has two siblings: Forest Rouse, a physicist, and Carolyn Rouse, an anthropologist and professor at Princeton University. Her father is a research physicist who received his PhD from […]

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Mon, 30.11.2020

Marie Bernard Couvent, born

*The birth of Marie Bernard Couvent is celebrated on this date in 1757.      She was a Black philanthropist and education advocate.  Born a slave in Benin, Africa, Marie Cirnaire came to New Orleans, Louisiana and married Bernard Couvent, a carpenter and former slave.  Together they accumulated property, other assets before he died.  In August […]

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Fri, 27.11.2020

The origins of the Hallie Q. Brown Ctr., Jonathan Palmer

Administrator, Jonathan Palmer shares the story of St. Paul’s Hallie Q. Brown Ctr.

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Wed, 25.11.2020

Edward P. Duplex, Barber born

*Edward P. Duplex was born on this date in 1831.  He was a Black barber and pioneer of California.   Edward Park Duplex, born in New Haven, Connecticut, was the oldest son of Prince Jr. and Adaline Duplex. His father died in 1832 leaving Adaline, a dressmaker, to support the three Duplex children. Edward and […]

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Mon, 23.11.2020

Green Flake, Black Mormon pioneer born

*Green Flake was born on this date in 1828.  He was a Black laborer and explorer.  Green Flake was born a slave on the Jordan Flake Plantation in Anson County, North Carolina. At the age of ten, Green was given to Jordan Flake’s son James as a wedding present. James and Agnes Flake, their three-year-old […]

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Sat, 21.11.2020

The Iowa Bystander is published

*On this date in 1894, The Iowa State Bystander was first published.  This was an Iowa newspaper targeted toward an African American audience. It was founded in Des Moines by I.E. Williamson, Billy Colson, and Jack Logan.  Now part of the Des Moines Register it is considered to be the oldest Black newspaper west of […]

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Sat, 21.11.2020

James Morris Sr. born

*James B. Morris Sr. was born on this date in 1890. He was a Black lawyer and newspaper businessman.  From in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of twelve he began working in a little print shop in Covington, a suburb of Atlanta,”‘ “After completing his grammar school in Atlanta, Morris moved to Baltimore where he […]

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Wed, 18.11.2020

Janet Langhart Cohen born

*Janet Langhart Cohen was born on this date in 1941.  He is a retired Black model, television journalist and author.   She was born Janet Leola Floyd in Indianapolis, IN and raised in an Indianapolis housing projects by her mother, who was a maid and hospital ward secretary.  Her father, Sewell Bridges, a Black man, […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Popsicle Cold Now that the story has moved out of the headlines the widow of the dead black hero stands alone at the public market purchasing polluted pork with government... POPSICLE COLD and CLAIRVOYANCE by Norman Jordan.
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