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Let's groove tonight!
09/21/2021

Let's groove tonight!

Let’s Groove Tonight! Iconic musical sensation, Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) just made history by becoming the first Black musical group to be inducted into the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors, Post Wire reports. EWF was founded during the 1970s by the late, great, Maurice White. They were a nea...

Happy Mother’s Day!
05/10/2021

Happy Mother’s Day!

What a beautiful way to celebrate motherhood! A Malian mom gave birth to nine children, just in time for Mother’s Day, the New York Post reports. Halima Cisse, who hails from Timbuktu, was told by doctor’s in Mali that she’d be giving birth to seven babies. She went to Morocco for a second opi...

Such a great perspective
04/03/2021

Such a great perspective

As the tragedy of George Floyd re-enters headlines, Amanda Choo Quan explores the ways that case exposed systemic, global anti-Blackness, even in supposed post-racial paradises like Trinidad and Tobago.

Another one for  !
03/23/2021

Another one for !

She is redefining the political landscape! Kim Janey has taken over as Boston's acting mayor, becoming the city's first Black chief executive. The Boston City Council President and city councilor for District 7 will also be Boston's first woman mayor. The 55-year-old Roxbury native stepped into the....

We all need some more Black Girl Magic in our life.
03/18/2021

We all need some more Black Girl Magic in our life.

Celebrating Black girl confidence! Blue Ivy Carter became the second-youngest Grammy winner in history last Sunday for her appearance in her mom Beyonce’s “Brown Skin Girl” video. On Thursday, Blue's mom shared an Instagram video celebrating her own historic Grammy wins, which had two images o...

I love us!
03/18/2021

I love us!

Let the church say amen! The Black church has been an integral part of life for many Black people filtering into the American cultural zeitgeist, even for those who never touched a pew on Easter Sunday. Twitter user, Eunique Jones Gibson, the founder of Because of Them We Can, posed a question, "Tel...

Happy Claudette Colvin Day!
03/02/2021

Happy Claudette Colvin Day!

Give her all the roses! In honor of Claudette Colvin Day, here is the story of the teen who pioneered the Civil Rights Movement. Claudette Colvin was born September 1939 in Pine Level, Alabama, moving to Montgomery at the age of 8, Biography.com reports. Colvin was impacted at a young age by the rac...

Happy Women's History Month!
03/02/2021

Happy Women's History Month!

We celebrate Black History every day, but this Women’s History Month, we want you to commit to exploring a trailblazer a day!

Here are some questions to get you going!⁠

We couldn’t fit all of the amazing Black women here, so add your faves in the comments!⁠

Such good news!
02/25/2021

Such good news!

There is strength in community! A village of supporters came together to donate more than $160,000 to an Ohio mom arrested for leaving children in a motel room while she worked, The Root reports. 24-year-old Shaina Bell is a mother of three who was recently arrested and charged with child endangerme...

Congratulations!
02/12/2021

Congratulations!

Philly stand up! 23-year-old Quil Lemons just made history as the youngest photographer to ever shoot a vanity fair cover, The Grio reports. The South Philly native is known for his work, shooting icons, and rising stars like Spike Lee, Young M.A., and Chloe x Halle. He first caught the attention of...

02/10/2021

She deserves this joy! A California mom of four celebrated passing the bar after studying for 10 years in a new inspirational viral video, Good Morning America reports. Evelyn Uba has always dreamed of becoming a lawyer. She came to the United States in 1983 from Nigeria at just 18-years-old, beginn...

This is a great start to
02/03/2021

This is a great start to

The fight for civil rights continues! The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) just elected the first Black president in the organization's 100+ year history, HuffPost reports. Deborah Archer is a New York University School of Law professor specializing in civil rights and racial justice. A Yale La...

🎉Happy Birthday 🎈
12/19/2020

🎉Happy Birthday 🎈

Happy 96th birthday to an icon!

“Age is just a number. Life and aging are the greatest gifts that we could possibly ever have.” - Cicely Tyson



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Oh say, can't you see, I'm coming to America!
12/17/2020

Oh say, can't you see, I'm coming to America!

Welcome back to Zamunda! As we previously reported Coming To America 2, the sequel to the iconic film, has a release date of March 5, 2021 on Amazon Prime Video. Today, the streaming giant released stills from the upcoming movie, and we can't wait for the finished product! The all-star cast is retur...

12/04/2020

This is so sweet!

Black Women Winning!
11/30/2020

Black Women Winning!

Who runs the world?! Three Black women have made history as part of President-elect Joe Biden's communication team, comprised of all women -- seven in total. Ashley Etienne, Karine Jean-Pierre, and Symone Sanders will help lead communications for the Biden and Kamala Harris administration. This is t...

👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
11/26/2020

👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

A prime choice for leadership! E-commerce giant Amazon just named Alicia Boler Davis as the first Black woman to join the ranks of its senior team, Fast Company reports. Davis joined the company in 2019 and works as vice president of global customer fulfillment. The exec is making history as the fou...

More of this please!
11/26/2020

More of this please!

Taking care of our community! Earlier this week respected comedian and actor, Marlon Wayans, donated computers to children in Harlem, New York, Newsone reports. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools around the country have shut down, switching to virtual learning to help contain the viru...

Love this!
11/25/2020

Love this!

The children will lead the way! An 8-year-old created a bowtie business to raise money for children in need, WSBTV reports. Treandos Thornton is the owner of "T-and-N Bow Ties and Apparel," a bespoke bowtie company that helps raise money for children in need. Treandos started the company in partners...

Rest In Power.
11/25/2020

Rest In Power.

An honorable ancestor! David Norman Dinkins, the first and only Black mayor of New York City, died on Monday night at 93-years-old, a month after his beloved wife Joyce passed. Dinkins was born in Trenton, N.J., on July 10, 1927, to Sally and William Harvey Dinkins Jr., who had recently moved up nor...

Clap it up for them!
11/24/2020

Clap it up for them!

Congratulations are in order! Two Georgia college students were recently named 2021 Rhodes scholars, WSBTV reports. Phaidra Buchanan and Sam Patterson were chosen as recipients of the 2021 Rhodes scholars honor, an international postgraduate award that is considered one of the most prestigious world...

Black love. Always and forever 🥰
11/24/2020

Black love. Always and forever 🥰

Black love is the gold at the end of the rainbow!

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Congratulations!
11/20/2020

Congratulations!

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! A mother and son are both set to graduate from Alabama State University in the same weekend, HBCU Connect reports. Mom, Lauren Salter, and her son, Courtney are both scheduled to graduate from ASU this weekend. Montgomery natives, the Salters have a long leg...

🎉🔥
11/19/2020

🎉🔥

This is exactly what 2020 needed!

What were your favorite moments from the reunion?

A womanist icon.
11/18/2020

A womanist icon.

An unconquerable force. Audre Geraldine Lorde was a poet, novelist, feminist, womanist, and civil rights activist. A New York native, Lorde served as a librarian in NY public schools from 1961 and 1968 before releasing her first volume of poems, The First Cities (1968), Poets.org reports. She would....

She's a trailblazer!
11/18/2020

She's a trailblazer!

She’s the boss! A veteran firefighter is making history as the first Black woman to be named deputy fire chief in Northern Virginia, NBC 4 Washington reports. Tiffanye Wesley has been with the Arlington County Fire Department for nearly 3 decades, working in a number of fields including the bomb s...

Can hear those gold boots all the way in the UK
11/17/2020

Can hear those gold boots all the way in the UK

Happy Founders Day to the Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.! The organization was founded November 17, 1911 on the campus of Howard University, making them the first Black fraternity to be established at an HBCU.

Lift off!
11/15/2020

Lift off!

Up, up, away! This Sunday, Nov. 15, at 7:27pm EST, Victor Glover will be soaring into space, piloting The SpaceX Crew-1 mission. He is knocking out several firsts with this flight. Glover is the first Black person in space since Alvin Drew in 2007, the first Black astronaut to fly for SpaceX, and th...

This is going to be good!
11/13/2020

This is going to be good!

The Fresh Prince is back! After months of waiting, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion" has a release date. The iconic show will premiere next week on HBO Max. Will Smith told fans Friday, with the release of the special's trailer on his Instagram page. The reunion brings the Banks family, includin...

A million dollar idea!
11/12/2020

A million dollar idea!

This is genius! A group of young Black engineers created contactless smart lockers as a way to offer safe, contact-free interaction for customers, restaurants, and third party delivery drivers. Rea Huntley, the CEO and founder of Lavii Inc., has always been interested in technology, curious about th...

Good luck Morris Brown College!
11/12/2020

Good luck Morris Brown College!

They're back in the game! The historical Morris Brown College has received approval for their application for re-accreditation, The Atlanta Voice reports. In 2002, nearly two decades ago, the historic university had its accreditation revoked due to overwhelming debt and financial mismanagement by th...

👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
11/12/2020

👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

“In honor of , today’s is Marcelite J. Harris, the first black female major general in the US military. While in the Air Force Academy, she became the first female aircraft maintenance officer and one of the first two female commanding officers. Harris also worked as a White House social aide and personal staff officer under Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. In 1997, she retired from the Air Force as the highest-ranking female officer in the Air Force and the nation’s highest-ranking black woman in the Department of Defense. She was recently buried in Arlington National Cemetery to rest in power. We honor her memory today and everyday. Happy Veterans Day. Let us lift her up in the light of goodness and hold her there.” -

We couldn’t have said it better. Happy Veterans Day to all who have served!

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She’s a history maker!
11/11/2020

She’s a history maker!

Aye, Aye Commander! Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber makes history as the first Black woman to lead the United States Naval Academy’s Brigade, CBS Baltimore reports. The 21-year-old is a graduate of Lake Forest High School in Illinois. She currently majors in mechanical engineering and hopes to ...

Support these Black cities who worked hard to get us from under the orange mobster!
11/10/2020

Support these Black cities who worked hard to get us from under the orange mobster!

Supporting our own! We owe a debt of gratitude for all the hard work put in by Black people across the country to exercise their right to vote at the polls and by mail. Black people showed up in historic numbers and helped change the outcome of our country for years to come, especially in Philadelph...

11/05/2020

Naps for self care this week!

This is why we vote!
11/05/2020

This is why we vote!

Congratulations are in order! Despite the rollercoaster of emotions that came with Election Night in America, several Black political candidates have retained their spot or advanced to political office. A small victory in the continued effort to create a country that is just, free, and equitable for...

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