Black History

April 4, 2018 marked 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a tragedy that reverberated across the globe and transformed the fight for civil rights in the United States. Comcast NBCUniversal honored this historic milestone by serving as the Media and Technology Sponsor for the National Civil Rights Museum’s “MLK50 Commemoration” […]

Historian, educator, host of Finding Your Roots on PBS, and author, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., has released his 40th book, 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro (Pantheon).  Inspiration for the book came from Pittsburgh Courier journalist, Joel Augustus Rogers, and his 1934 release, 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof: A Short Cut to […]

A rare photo of Underground Railroad hero and 19th century abolitionist Harriet Tubman sold at a New York City auction for $162,500 Thursday.

While Elvis Presley became the face of Rock ‘N’ Roll, the true genius behind the art form was Chuck Berry. Berry passed in his home last Saturday at the age of 90, leaving behind a legendary influence that stretched far beyond rock music. Berry was born October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Mo. The future […]

In the late 1800’s, young Black girls and women looking to escape the dearth of opportunities for education and jobs in the south traveled north. In New York, the White Rose Mission was established by a pair of Black women activists who saw a need to subvert the men who often preyed on the new […]

Can you spot all her nods to Black history and culture through her fashion?

In February during Work with Karen its Black HER-Story Month where we are celebrating Black History month with #SheFacts of female trailblazers. Why We Love Her: Today we are honoring the creative, magnificent, choreographer, director, and dancer, a triple threat, Mrs. Debbie Allen. Her creative talent has set the bar remarkably. Leaving her mark on everything she […]

In February during Work with Karen its Black HER-Story Month where we are celebrating Black History month with #SheFacts of female trailblazers. Why We Love Her: Today we are honoring the legendary Condoleeza Rice. She is an educator and politician that has experienced many political campaigns and administrations. She is taking her time to educate future politicians […]

In February during Work with Karen its Black HER-Story Month where we are celebrating Black History month with #SheFacts of female trailblazers. Why We Love Her: Today we are honoring one the original stone cold foxy ladies of the 70’s, Ms. Pamela Grier. She played roles that were known as “Blaxploitation” She insisted the portrayals were the ugly elements of […]

In February during Work with Karen its Black HER-Story Month where we are celebrating Black History month with #SheFacts of female trailblazers. Why We Love Her: Today we are honoring Constance Baker Motley for her brilliant intellect as she used her education to defeat the system while remaining a civil rights activist. Stats: Born September 14, 1921 in […]

  In February during Work with Karen its Black HER-Story Month where we are celebrating Black History month with #SheFacts of female trailblazers. Why We Love Her: Today we are honoring the beautiful, phenomenal and powerful Lena Horne. This lady was an actress, singer and civil rights activist who used her platform and fought for not just […]

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – On the road for eight days — part of a national tour for my new book, Shackles From The Deep – and I’m talking to hundreds of grade-school students about the African slave trade, underwater exploration and a 17th century slave ship known as the Henrietta Marie. It’s Black History Month and […]