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March on Washington 1963 – 2013

 Let us remember, understand, and learn from the totality of Dr. King’s speech. It was about much more than “a dream”. Fifty years ago today, one hundred years after the Emancipation Proclamation took effect, over 250,000 people marched down streets in Washington, D.C. to the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, demanding justice, jobs, and

 
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10 People You Didn’t Know Were Black #1

This is the first of 10 posts where we will write about some historically (and more recent) important people who have black ancestry in their heritage. The first one in our list is General Alexandre Dumas who was born to a slave mother and a white French nobleman in what is now Haiti.  He was

 
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Today in Black History: Robert Lee Vann

Robert Lee Vann, publisher, lawyer, and civil rights leader, was born in Ahoskie, NC, on this date in 1879. Vann shaped the Pittsburgh Courier into the leading Black paper of its time. He served as its treasurer and later as editor. Click Here to purchase your copy of “Robert L. Vann of the Pittsburgh Courier:

 
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