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Tue, 24.03.2020

Jean Augustine born

*On this date in 1937, Jean Augustine was born.  She is a Black Canadian educational administrator, advocate for social justice, and politician. Jean Augustine was born in 1937 in Grenada but immigrated to Canada in 1960 under the West Indian Domestic Scheme.  She studied at the University of Toronto where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education. After university she worked as an […]

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Tue, 24.03.2020

Bob Moses, activist and educator born

*On this date in 1935, Bob Moses was born.  He is an African American educator and civil rights activist.  Robert Parris Moses grew up in Harlem, New York and graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1952.   He received his B.A. from Hamilton College in 1956. He earned an M.A. in philosophy at Harvard; in 1958 he began teaching at the Horace Mann School in the Bronx of New York City.  Moses began […]

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Sat, 21.03.2020

Leonard Jeffries Jr. Pan-Africanist born

*On this date in 1937, Leonard Jeffries Jr. was born.  He is an African American educator and Pan African advocate.   He was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. Jeffries attended Lafayette College for his undergraduate work. While in Lafayette, Jeffries pledged, and was accepted into, Pi Lambda Phi, a fraternity with a large number of Jewish members.  In his senior year, Jeffries […]

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Thu, 19.03.2020

Preparing Your Child with Reading, Chester McCoy

Educator and Social Worker Chester McCoy shares a professional viewpoint and real life experience he used in preparing his children through literacy

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Thu, 19.03.2020

Jackson State University founded

*On this date in 1877, Jackson State University (JSU) was founded They are a public, Historically Black College and University (HBCU).   Located in Jackson, Mississippi. The university is one of the largest HBCUs in the United States and the fourth largest university in Mississippi.  The university is a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. It is classified as a research university with high research activity.   […]

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Tue, 17.03.2020

Monroe N. Work born

*On this date in 1866, Monroe N. Work was born.  He was an African American sociologist.   Monroe Nathan Work was born to former slaves in Iredell County, North Carolina, and moved in 1867 to Cairo, Illinois, where his father pursued farming. At the age of 23, Work entered Arkansas City High School (Kansas), an integrated high school in Arkansas City, Kansas. He graduated 3rd in his class, […]

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Tue, 17.03.2020

Savannah State University founded

*On August 30, 1890, Savannah State University was founded.  They are a public Historically Black University (HBCU) in Savannah, Georgia.  It is the oldest public historically black university in the state. The university is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.  Savannah State operates three colleges (College of Business Administration, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Sciences and Technology) and the Office of […]

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Tue, 17.03.2020

Richard Wright Sr. born

*On this date in 1855, Richard Wright Sr. was born.  He was an African American military officer, educator and college president, politician, civil rights advocate and banking entrepreneur. Richard Robert Wright Sr. was born into slavery in a log cabin six miles from Dalton, Georgia.  After emancipation, Wright’s mother moved with her son from Dalton to Cuthbert, Georgia. He attended the Storrs School. […]

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Tue, 17.03.2020

The “Talented Tenth” a definition

*On this date in 1903 The Talented Tenth is briefly defined.  This term designated a leadership class of Blacks in the early 20th century. The term was created by Northern white philanthropists, then publicized by W. E. B. Du Bois in an influential essay of the same name, which he published in 1903.  It appeared in The Negro Problem, a collection of […]

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Mon, 16.03.2020

Mamie E. Spurlock born

*On this date in 1885, Mamie E. Scurlock was born.  She was an African American educator and business manager.   Born Mamie Estelle Fearing was from Washington, D.C.   She taught elementary education in the D.C. District and Baltimore schools before managing her husband’s photographic studio.   She married in Addison N. Scurlock in 1925, beginning a 52-year association with Washington’s preeminent Black photo […]

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He waltzes into the lane ‘cross the free-throw line, Fakes a drive pivots, floats from the asphalt turf in an arc of black light, and sinks two in the chains. One on... MAKIN’ JUMP SHOTS by Michael S. Harper.
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