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Ida B. Wells's 153rd Birthday and Her Connection with Dr. Tyree Wieder

Today, Thursday, July 16, 2015, Google is honoring the 153rd birthday of civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist, Ida B. Wells, with a Doodle of her typing away on typewriter with a piece of luggage by her side. 233 more words


New NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt Was Ready For Lead Role

NEW YORK (AP) — While Lester Holt’s ascension to full-time anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News” came as a result of Brian Williams’ stunning downfall, no one can say he hasn’t worked hard to take advantage of an opportunity. 312 more words

Entertainment News

Tony Brown - The Lies of Black and White Leaders: White Racism and Black Self-Victimization (1997)

William Anthony “Tony” Brown (born April 11, 1933) is an American journalist, academian,comedian and businessman. He is best known as the commentator of the long running syndicated television show, Tony Brown’s Journal. 53 more words

Black Leaders

Little Known Black History Fact: Louis E. Lomax


Louis E. Lomax’s contributions to journalism are both noteworthy and historic. Beyond introducing much of white America to the unflinching Blackness of Nation Of Islam spokesperson Malcolm X, Lomax was the first Black man to work as a television journalist. 347 more words


Dori Maynard, champion for diversity in journalism, dead at 56

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dori J. Maynard, a journalist and champion of diversity in news coverage, died Tuesday at her Oakland home, the journalism education institute she presided said. 358 more words


Will NBC decide to keep Lester Holt in Brian Williams' seat at Nightly News?

NEW YORK (AP) — Lester Holt’s first report card as NBC’s choice to fill in for suspended anchor Brian Williams as “Nightly News” anchor found him maintaining the network’s ratings lead, although the competition has tightened. 822 more words


Young Gifted and Black

Nina Simone’s’ song Young Gifted and Black came from the album Black Gold, in 1970. This piece soon became one of the anthems for the Civil Rights Movement. 315 more words

Black History