Black History

https://instagram.com/p/6vtpwTIg8m/ A 25-year-old Black woman is making history by becoming the youngest judge in the history of Easley, South Carolina. According to ForHarriet.com, Jasmine Twitty — a graduate of the College of Charleston — has long been recognized for her dedication to developing young people into professionals. Now, the young woman is solidifying her place […]

Among the many great Black writers in canons of Black literature, the renowned James Baldwin etched his mark in history with his candid and brilliant words on…

A week after nine people were assassinated at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, a string of fires at Black churches have occurred…

History of Charleston's "Mother Emanuel" A.M.E. Church as presented on its own site: http://t.co/qPJcEzbPz9 pic.twitter.com/GCOEaXRXU1 — Robert McNamara (@history1800s) June 18, 2015 A tragedy still…

On This Day in 1929..Writer Wallace Thurman’s play Harlem opens in NYC. It is the first successful play by an African American playwright.He also wrote…

Beloved singer, entertainer, and songwriter Michael Jackson and his unfortunate passing in June of 2009 shocked the globe, with fans across various nations still mourning…

Betty Shabazz (pictured), the widow of famed civil rights icon Malcolm X, died on this day in 1997 at the age of 61. Her death…

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday of notable significance for many African Americans. June 19, 1865, highlights the abolition…

Oliver Cromwell, a Black soldier who was possibly of mixed heritage that fought in the American Revolutionary War, was honorably discharged and given a Badge…

  On May 11, 1970, the city of Augusta, Ga., was rocked by a race riot sparked by a prison killing of a mentally handicapped…

Nina Simone (pictured) is one of American music’s most-iconic figures as well as a legendary icon of artistic expression and empowerment. Known as the “High…

President Abraham Lincoln‘s Emancipation Proclamation didn’t become national law until January 1, 1863, which gave millions of slaves their freedom. Before that historic event, the…