Illustration by M. Rasheed Published 09/21/2020 | Reading Time 2 min 54 sec Op-Ed By Nehemiah D. Frank, founding publisher and editor in chief Trump’s cultural war tactics have me ready to […]
The Black UpStart, a rapidly growing organization that teaches aspiring Black entrepreneurs how to start thriving, sustainable and profitable businesses, held its second boot camp to help reenergize and restimulate Black Wall Street.
How much do we know about black history? I mean how much do we really know? You might be rolling your eyes thinking: Obviously, we know about black history, it’s Black History Month for goodness’ sake!
I found a society of Black people who did more than assimilate into Victorian society. They expanded what black and Victorian culture looked like. Thus they proved that cultural identity and personal identity cannot be confined or solely defined by skin tone. This sparked a fervor in me to further immortalize these people through the power of the portrait.
Congressman Thaddeus Stevens offered an amendment to Freedmen’s Bureau bill authorizing the distribution of public land and confiscated land and to freedmen and loyal refugees in forty-acre lots. The measure was defeated in the House by a vote of 126 to 37. A black delegation, led by Frederick Douglas called on President Johnson and urged ballots for former slaves. Meeting ended in disagreement and controversy after Johnson reiterated his opposition to black suffrage.
On this date in African-American history, President Barack H. Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.
May 31, 2018, will mark the ninety-seventh anniversary of the cataclysmic 1921 Tulsa Race Riot (the “Riot”), a man-made calamity more accurately described as a massacre, pogrom, holocaust, assault, or burning. This defining moment in Tulsa and American history, despite its significance as the worst “race riot” [or massacre] in America, remains a mystery to many and an unknown to many more.