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Little Known Black History Fact: Lerone Bennett, Jr.

Lerone Bennett Jr. worked as a journalist, historian, and scholar over the course of his long career. The former EBONY editor and author passed last week, leaving behind a strong volume of historical works that still stand as valued resources today. 325 more words

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“A Red Record”:  A History of Lynching Documented By Ida B. Wells Barnett

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Published in 1895, by journalist and activist, Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931), “A Red Record” was a pamphlet designed to recount America’s history of lynching African Americans. 865 more words

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Ethel Lois Payne:  “The First Lady” Of The Black Press

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Ethel Lois Payne (1891-1991)

Ethel Lois Payne (1911-1991) embarked on a career in journalism that would ultimately position her as one of the leading African American journalists of her era. 374 more words

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Black SOULutions Woman of the Year: Jemele Hill

“…I define “woman of the year” as someone who believes in empowering, inspiring and encouraging women because women are too hard on themselves” Some of you may know Jemele Hill an ESPN sports host but at Black Soulutions, we like to think of her as our woman of the year. 723 more words

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#MondayMediaMaven - Jamila Mustafa

“Good things come to those who wait… great things come to those who work!” is her motto and Jamila Mustafa’s resume is proof.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Jamila Mustafa is quickly approaching household name status, having done work with networks from… 364 more words

Little Known Black History Fact: Simeon Booker

Black journalists across the nation should bow their heads and pay heavy respects to the life and career of Simeon Booker this week. The pioneering newsman passed away this past Sunday at the age of 99, but his contributions to journalism will live on forever. 261 more words

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Civil Rights Chronicler For Ebony And Jet Simeon Booker Dies

Simeon Booker, who courageously reported on the civil rights struggle and was a role model for generations of Black journalists, died on Sunday at the age of 99, The… 341 more words

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