Archive for October, 2012

Black History Fact Of The Day

Elbert Frank Cox was the first African-American to earn a doctorate degree in mathematics. He received his degree from Cornell University in 1925. Tweet

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Quote Of The Day

“Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand. They didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe […]

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words Pic Of The Week

A statue of Tupac Shakur created by Italian artist, Paola Chiasera, and displayed at the Marta Museum in Germany. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

Despite being dyslexic, Octavia Butler became an award-winning, world-renowed science-fiction writer. Tweet

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Quote Of The Day

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” -Confucius Tweet

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: Part 2- “King Of The Cats: The Life and Times Of Adam Clayton Powell Jr.” By: Wil Haygood

Here are some more interesting snippets from, “King Of The Cats”: On Hazel Scott’s (Adam Clayton Powell’s 2nd wife) Run-In With Gangster Bugsy Siegel: “Scott was, however, one of the first Blacks to get work in Las Vegas, along with Sammy Davis Jr., and Nat King Cole. She took her pride to the desert. A […]

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: Part 1- “King Of The Cats: The Life and Times Of Adam Clayton Powell Jr.” By: Wil Haygood

Here are some interesting facts that I gleaned about Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (the first Black congressman from NY), from the biography, “King Of The Cats: The Life and Times Of Adam Clayton Powell Jr.” By: Wil Haygood: On The Marcus Garvey/Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Connection: “As a little boy, Adam Powell Junior had climbed […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day

In 1971, Issac Hayes became the first African-American to win a “non-acting” Academy Award. He won an academy award for best original song. Tweet

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TODAY IS BUY BLACK FRIDAY

PLEASE PASS THIS ON! (EACH ONE TEACH ONE OR TWO!) THIS IS PHASE ONE ON HOW WE CAN HELP TO STRENGTHEN & EMPOWER OUR COMMUNITY: The 2008 not guilty verdict in the Sean Bell case evoked outrage, emotion, and debate. It is not an anomaly that the police officers involved in the Sean Bell slaying […]

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Quote Of The Day

“Some are smart, but they are not wise.” -Proverb Tweet

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