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Remembering a Community Leader

When Bronal Harris took an early retirement from her job as a bank executive in 1999, she didn’t travel the world or purchase a beach home. 592 more words


RiverRun 2015: Spotlight on Black Documentaries

For their 2015 program, the RiverRun International Film Festival has used their spotlight section to shine a light on black filmmakers who defied the odds and carved a spot for themselves in the film industry from 1971-1991.   1,153 more words

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Retool Your School: Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

Located in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee on the highest hill, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University values diversity in thought, perspective and culture.

FAMU, was founded as the State Normal College for Colored Students on October 3rd, 1887 with only fifteen students and two instructors. 309 more words



in 1919, The 1ST PAN-AFRICAN CONGRESS was held in Paris, France. The Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois, met at Grand Hotel in Paris. A total of 57 delegates were present including 16 from the United States, 14 from Africa representing 16 countries and colonies. 508 more words

Black History Month: J Mac Highlights Althea Gibson


Today’s Black History Month spotlight is Althea Gibson.   Althea Gibson was born in South Carolina on August 25,1927.  At an early age, she developed a love of sport. 163 more words

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2015 Athena Film Festival: Althea

Althea Gibson was the first African-American to play and win at Wimbledon and Forest Hills, a decade before the great Arthur Ashe, only to be shunned by the highly segregated world of tennis. 44 more words

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