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Gloria Browne-Marshall: First Black Woman to get media credentials for Supreme Court

TweetMaking history law Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall of, What’s the 411 Networks, is the first black women to get media credentials to cover the U.S. Supreme Court.  What’s the 411 Networks, a digital news/media company, was founded by Ruth Morrison in 1993 and is also the first black owned media company to get credentialed to cover the country’s highest court. Professor [...]
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Vale Una Mulzac, radical bibliophile

TweetThe weekend Times published an obituary of Una Mulzac, founder of Liberation Bookstore, the Harlem bookstore that became a well-known and well-loved for selling books about African American identity and racial justice. Mulzac opened the store in 1967 after returning from Guyana, where she participated in that country’s struggle for independence from Great Britain. It [...]
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Don Cornelius: Respecting those we’ve lost while holding them accountable for their actions

TweetYesterday, Don Cornelius, the man who started the groundbreaking Saturday morning show “Soul Train,” was found dead at 75 years old from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. After an incredibly successful career and having altered the face of American music, he was ultimately not able to overcome his personal struggles. Cornelius’s contributions to music can’t be [...]
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Black History Month 2012: Black Women in American Culture and History

Tweet It’s February, and with that annual marker comes Black History Month. It’s such an important moment when the history of an entire community gets elevated, but also such a frustrating reminder of how every other month is white history month. When will get past this kind of marginalization? Despite this, it is good to [...]
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No thanks: A little historical truth-telling about Thanksgiving

TweetThe historical narrative that surrounds the American Thanksgiving feast is fairly recent. The purportedly idyllic partnership between the European Pilgrims and New England Indians is actually only about 120 years old. After WWI, the story that we learn in school today became THE story. I believe deeply in the power of re-appropriating racist and sexist [...]
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