Archive for May, 2013

Video Of The Week: Betty Shabazz Being Interviewed After The Assassination Of Malcolm X

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Black History Fact Of The Day

Jesse Russell is the pioneer of the field of digital cellular communication. He holds over 100 patents. His patents include: the mobile data telephone, the wireless communication base station, and the multi-network client device for wideband multimedia access to private and public wireless networks. Tweet

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Quote Of The Day

“I’m private. But there were some public things I had to do because of his [Malcolm X's] commitment to the cause. I loved him and he loved the people.” -Betty Shabazz Happy Birthday Betty Shabazz! Tweet

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words Pic Of The Week

Betty Shabazz, Dorothy Height, Shirley Chisholm, and Marion Anderson. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

Gabriel Prosser, was a literate enslaved blacksmith who planned and led a large slave rebellion in the Richmond area in the summer of 1800. Governor James Monroe and the state militia suppressed the rebellion. Gabriel and 26 other enslaved people who participated were hanged. In reaction, the Virginia and other legislatures passed restrictions on free […]

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Quote Of The Day

“America is such a paradoxical society, hypocritically paradoxical, that if you don’t have some humor, you’ll crack up.” -Malcolm X Tweet

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “Seventh Child: A Family Memoir Of Malcolm X” By: Rodnell P. Collins

“Malcolm was led to his position by his vast knowledge of Black history in the United States. He constantly reminded us that the highly praised U.S. Constitution not only did not recognize human rights of Black people; it did not even acknowledge our ancestors as full human beings. To placate southern enslavers concerned about their […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day

In 1897, Andrew Jackson Beard invented the Jenny Coupler, a device that linked train cars together. The apparatus accomplished this via a bumping process which enabled the cars to be linked without using a dangerous manual technique. 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

“Our people have to be made to see that any time you take your dollar out of your community and spend it in a community where you don’t live, the community where you live will get poorer and poorer and the community where you spend will get richer and richer. Then you wonder why where […]

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