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When it comes to Black colleges and Universities, the common historical narrative is the vast majority of these schools were founded after the Civil War. Because of this, it is assumed that Black higher learning did not commence until after slavery. This however, is far from the truth. A simple look at history will find the…

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So far, 2019 has produced a plethora of negative imagery of racial animus across the United States. From a protest held in Washington, D.C., to images of prominent government officials wearing blackface. It would seem that companies would be cognizant of this fact and keep a wary eye out for issues. Apparently, all that failed…

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In light of the success of Black Panther at the box office during Black History Month, the celebration of Black excellence continued at the L.E.G.A.C.Y. gala. WDB Marketing and Blue1647 gathered at Lacuna Lofts to celebrate and honor Black businesses. The gala highlights the key areas of importance in our communities: Leadership, education, growth, advocacy,…

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U.S. Bank did a phenomenal job of recognizing Black History Month through the empowering efforts of their annual Black history program that saluted businesses and touted the impact of community banking. Greg Cunningham, VP, and head of diversity and inclusion, was one of the many high-level U.S. Bank officials who were present and willing to reach out to…

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Keesha Boyd is the executive director of multicultural consumer services at Comcast Xfinity. In short, her team makes diversity and inclusion a top priority, including leading the charge for the Comcast platform (Xfinity on Demand) Black Film & TV, where Black content is featured 365 days a year to support the Black History Month campaign and “Black History is always on” a mission.…

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It’s Black History Month, and to ensure you keep the momentum of celebrating Black excellence all month-long, we’ve created a list of literary gems that will not only uplift you, but awaken your inner “wokeness.” We even round out our choices with a hearty and hilarious book for the comedy-enthused readers. I Know Why the…

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Jim Hill, a winner of the United Nations Humanitarian of the Year Award Winner, continues to inspire with his work as an artist, educator and philanthropist. Hill recently brought his Mosaic Master-Pieces collection to Atlanta in honor of Black History Month.  The month-long exhibit launched at the Douglas Stratton Photography Studio with great success. Along with…

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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, who was born on Feb. 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, lived during the era of Jim Crow laws, lynchings and blatant racism. Du Bois was a great leader in the areas of education, poetry, sociology and activism. He attended Fisk University, where he focused his studies in philosophy, history and…

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Black History Month and Black History Atonement Month signify progression of the mind, spirit and soul of the African American community’s journey in America. Even for those who prefer the term African American History Month, it’s also a month of shame and blame for those who profited from the accomplishments of African Americans. During African…

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In the 1920s, a new movement in Harlem began that made an indelible impact on Black culture. It brought Black artists’ cultural, social and artistic sensibilities to the world. This new movement was coined the Harlem Renaissance. A founder and prominent figure in this movement was poet Langston Hughes. He was one of the first producers of…

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There is a video clip of a young boy rejoicing on April 8, 1974, during the groundbreaking event where Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, thereby surpassing Babe Ruth (born George Herman Ruth Jr. on Feb. 6, 1895) for the most career home runs in Major League Baseball history. This clip is significant for…

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