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    This Day in History – October 6, 1971

    Advertisements On this day in 1971, the first legal interracial marriage occurred when John A. Wilkinson married Lorraine Mary Turner. Wilkinson was black while Turner was white. Anti-miscegenation laws, which ruled interracial marriage or intercourse illegal, had been a primary component of the law in many states from before the actual establishment of the United […]

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    This Day in History – October 8, 1941

    Advertisements On this day in 1941, Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, originally named Jesse Louis Burns, was born in Greenville, South Carolina. He would grow up to be an affluent American civil rights activist, a Baptist minister, and a Democratic politician. Jesse L. Jackson was a candidate for the democratic presidential nomination in both the 1984 […]

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    11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Kheris Rodgers: Youngest Fashion Designer to Present During New York Fashion Week

    Advertisements You may have heard of Kheris Rodgers, an 11-year-old girl from Los Angeles who has officially become the youngest fashion designer ever. Earlier this year, Rodgers gained popularity when her sister posted photos to social media promoting Kheris’ apparel line, Flexin’ in my Complexion. Kheris was bullied in school for her dark skin, and […]

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    Chance the Rapper Organizes Event to Recognize and Celebrate Educators

    Advertisements Chance the Rapper, who recently donated $2.2 million to Chicago Public Schools, is on a mission to give educators the recognition they deserve. He is currently organizing the inaugural Twilight Awards, which will be held in June of next year. James Corden will host the ceremony, which will celebrate “teachers, parents, principals and students […]

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    20 Years Later: Remembering the Notorious B.I.G. in New Documentary

    Advertisements On March 9, 2017, the hip-hop community remembered Chris “Biggie Smalls” Wallace. This year marks the 20-year anniversary of the rapper’s sudden and mysterious death. To commemorate the occasion, A&E created a two-part documentary featuring the people closest to the late Notorious B.I.G.  The program is the first of it’s kind to be authorized […]

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    This Day in History – September 5, 1960

    Advertisements On this day in 1960, poet and politician Leopold Senghor was elected president of Senegal. Senghor became the first president in Senegal history. Leopold Senghor began his life pursuing a livelihood in priesthood. He soon discovered that this was not for him and turned his focus to teaching. Senghor continued his education in France, […]

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    This Day in History – August 20, 1941

    Advertisements On this day in 1941, American politician William Herbert (Bill) Gray III was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was the second born child to Dr.William H. Gray, Jr and Hazel Yates Gray; and a sibling to his elder sister, Marion. Bill Gray’s father was the President of Florida and Industrial College and they […]

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    Atlanta Students Receive An Incredible Welcome Back To School

    Advertisements While students across the country are returning to school as their summer vacations end, one particular school decided to arrange a warm welcome for their students to make sure that they feel inspired and motivated this school year. The BEST Academy of Atlanta partnered with multiple Atlanta non-profit organizations, including, Emerging 100 of Atlanta, […]

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    London Artist Paints Extraordinary Murals of Black Women

    Advertisements Neequaye Dreph Dsane, also simply known under the mononym Dreph, is a London-based artist of Ghanaian descent. The artist has an Instagram following of 10.1K followers and is currently making headlines around the world with his latest project: creating larger-than-life-sized murals of the black women that he knows around London. He calls it the […]

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    Officer Caught Planting Drugs: 34 Cases Are Being Thrown Out

    Advertisements On Friday, officials in Baltimore, Maryland stated that the doubted the credibility of three police officers. They also announced the 34 criminal cases would be dropped and states that more may be dismissed, due to a controversial video that went viral. The video showed an officer to apparently be planting drugs at a crime […]