28 days of Black history: The legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois

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 […]

Ghana: Black shining star

The Republic of Ghana celebrated its 50th year of independence from colonial rule on March 6, 2007. This former British colony gained its independence on March 6, 1957, as newly elected President Osageyfo Kwame Nkrumah announced before the world, “ Today, we are free” as millions of his countryman spilled into the streets to celebrate […]