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Black History Month 2017

    Black Women Change Wildest Dreams into Reality

    Stephanie Wilson and Joan Higginbotham, two Black women who dared to dream the impossible. One reached for the stars, the other was exceptional at math. Nevertheless, both reached, what seems, the ultimate height –...

    Dr. Robert Higgins: A Hopkins Historical First

    Exceeding Expectations – two words characterize Dr. Robert S. D.  Higgins’s life as a son, surgeon and the first African American appointed as Director of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)...

    Spotlight on Black Educators: Sonja Santelises, CEO, BCPS

    Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) CEO Sonja Santelises has always loved everything about the learning process. As an educator, she said she is privileged to be able to merge the need to engage in...
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    Sam Lacy Scoop Derailed History at University of Maryland

    Former Afro Sports Editor and Hall of Fame journalist Sam Lacy was always ahead of his time. He tackled the social injustices of race in sports with a voracity that changed the complexion of...

    Civil Rights: Unfinished Business of Our Nation’s History

    As one of his final acts in office, President Obama established the Freedom Riders National Monument.  Building upon the ‘Journey of Reconciliation,’ an integrated bus ride through the Upper South 56 years ago, the...

    Civil Rights Icon Calls on Students

    Bowie State University students received a call to action from the first Black person to graduate from Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. Their speaker, Ernest Green, was the oldest of the Little...

    Spotlight on Black Educators: University of D.C. President Ronald Mason

    The University of the District of Columbia is recognized federally as an urban land-grant institution and a HBCU. In May 2015, Ronald Mason was hired for the presidency by the board of trustees of...

    Manse Built by America’s First Self-made Millionairess in Jeopardy

    When Madam C.J. Walker first rolled into Irvington, New York, in her high-powered motorcar, the 49-year-old beauty magnate caused tongues to wag. “Impossible,” the Hudson River town’s residents told the New York Times when...

    Group Seeks to Showcase Frederick Md. County’s Black History

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick judge in 1913 struck down Maryland's "grandfather clause" as unconstitutional. Maryland was one of a number of states with constitutions that exempted white voters from poll tests and taxes...

    Old Western Maryland Farmstead’s Black History Runs from John Brown to James Brown

    DARGAN, Md. (AP) — From John Brown's raid to James Brown's wail, a stream of hot-blooded American history runs through a 19th-century farmstead in the Appalachian foothills of western Maryland. The John Brown connection is...

    Spotlight on Black Educators: Bowie State University President Mickey Burnim

    Even though Mickey Burnim will soon relinquish his position as president of Bowie State University (BSU), his passion and work for Black higher education will not cease. He said he will still keep fighting...

    D. C. Black History Month Celebrations Focus on Progress

    The retiring head of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and Human Rights called for a new effort to stop the Trump administration from reversing decades of progress made by people of color at...

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