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Thu, 06.12.2018

Freddie Stowers born

*Freddie Stowers was born on this date in 1896.  He was an African American corporal in the United States Army. Stowers was born in Sandy Springs, South Carolina, the grandson of slaves.  As a young adult he worked as a farmhand and married a woman named Pearl, with whom he had one daughter, Minnie Lee. Stowers was drafted into the Army in […]

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Tue, 04.12.2018

Tulsa’s Child, Olivia J. Hooker

*Olivia Hooker was born on this date in 1915.  She was an African American psychologist and professor. Olivia J. Hooker was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  At the age of six during the Tulsa race riots of 1921, Ku Klux Klan members ransacked her home while she hid under a table with her three siblings. Hooker later was a founder of the Tulsa Race […]

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Tue, 13.11.2018

Public Policy Career Advice for Youth, Sarah Walker

Certified Lobbyist Sarah Catherine Walker shares career advice in public policy with young people

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Sun, 11.11.2018

World War 1 ceremony honors the fallen in Alabama

*On this date in 2018, colleagues of Alabama State University (ASU) came to pay their respects to soldiers who died one hundred years ago.  They Gathered at Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery, Ala. More than 350,000 African Americans served in segregated units during World War I.  They were fighting for rights they didn’t have in America […]

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Fri, 26.10.2018

Ethiopia elects their first female president

*On this date in 2018, Ethiopia elected the country’s first female president. Sahle-Work Zewde, a seasoned diplomat assumed the largely ceremonial post, many celebrated Africa’s only current female head of state. The continent’s first female president, Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, left office this year. “In a patriarchal society such as ours, the appointment of a […]

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Sun, 07.10.2018

Higher Education, Public Policy and Racism, Dr. Duchess Harris

Dr. Duchess Harris, author, professor, lawyer and activist talks about higher educations complicity and politics’ intersectionality with racism

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Thu, 20.09.2018

America’s Articles of Confederation enacted

*The Articles of Confederation of the United States of America were enacted on this date in 1781. Formally called the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, it was an agreement among that served as Americas first constitution after being ratified by all 13 states.  It was approved, between July 1776 and November 1777, by the Second Continental […]

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Fri, 24.08.2018

William Hurd born

*William Hurd was born on this date in 1977.  He is a former CIA officerand an African American politician. William Ballard Hurdis the son of Robert and Mary Alice Hurd. He is a 1995 graduate of John Marshall High School in the San Antonio suburb of Leon Valley.  Hurd attended Texas A&M University and served as the student body president in 1999 at […]

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Mon, 09.07.2018

Dovey Johnson Roundtree born

*Dovey Johnson Roundtree was born on this date in 1914.  She was an African American lawyer, military administrator and minister. From Charlotte NC, Dovey Mae Johnson was the second of four daughters of James Eliot Johnson, a printer, and Lela (Bryant) Johnson, a domestic.  Her father died in the influenza epidemic of 1919, and she, […]

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Fri, 06.07.2018

An LGBT Message To Youth About Equality and Equity, Andrea Jenkins

City Council Member and LGBT Advocate Andrea Jenkins shares her views on equity and equality in society

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

My brothers I will not tell you what to love or not love I will only say to you that black women hove not been loved enough. I will say to... WE DO NOT LOVE OUR OWN by Haki R. Madhubuti.
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