Black History Month

July 2nd, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.  The signing of this act was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since reconstruction.  The Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race, color, religion or national origin.  See President Johnson’s remarks on the signing of this bill:

On October 1, 1962 James Meredith became the first African American student to enroll at the University of  Mississippi.  President Kennedy had to send 5,000 federal troops after rioting broke out.  Check out some footage from that day below:

Over the years there have been several African American sitcoms to grace to TV screen.  Check out our gallery that pays tribute to those sitcoms:

VIA:  FindArticles.Com For centuries African Americans have dominated the American music scene.  Black music is in fact America’s original music, and the Spirituals-Blues-Jazz-Gospel-Charleston-Twist-HipHop gift is the foundation not only of  rhythm and blues but also of Broadway and The Grammys.  Read about three of the most important moments in Black Music History below: 1.  1660 […]

Twitter has taken the world by storm, and all of the hottest celebrities are using it. Check out our list of the hottest African Americans to follow on twitter.

Morgan Freeman has some very strong opinions on Black History month, and made them very clear in his interview with 60 Minutes. Check out the video below:

As we celebrate Black History Month, we will pay tribute to some outstanding african americans of our time. In this installment we take a look at some of the wealthiest african americans:

VIA: BIOGRAPHY.COM Inventor and manufacturer, born in Canada. His African-American parents had fled from Kentucky to escape slavery. He showed an early talent for mechanical innovations, and in Ypsilanti, MI he devloped lubricators for steam engines (1870). In 1882 he moved to Detroit, where he perfected his lubricating cup, still widely used to provide a […]

Anyone born in the 60’s and 70’s knows something about the Black Panther Party. On February 17th, 1968, their leader Huey P. Newton was on trial for the shooting of some police officers. Back then the police in California and the United States Government were doing anything in their power to bring the party down. […]

VIA: FINDARTICLES.COM We are celebrating the top 30 African Americans who have helped shape and mold society into what we know today for African Americans.

https://vimeo.com/254782459 As the saying goes, you don’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you come from. And for many Black people, especially during Black History Month, those words prove to be so true when presented with some related trivia. Kazeem Famuyide, a 30-year-old sports journalist from New York City, likely represents a […]

https://vimeo.com/254782452 There may be nothing sweeter than success, but the road to achieving it should involve some ironic and unanticipated twists and turns that should seem like more like a detour than a shortcut. At least that’s how sports journalist Kazeem Famuyide explained his circuitous route to becoming a media professional. His words of wisdom? […]