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On This Date In History: Runaway slave is first to die in American Revolution

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Henry ‘Box’ Brown (Virginia Slave Who Escaped To Freedom In A Box) Film Biopic Currently In The Works

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Enslaved Africans’ sculptures brings slave history to life in Yonkers

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City of Chicago’s 175th Birthday

Today marks the 175th Birthday of the city of Chicago, first settled by Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, a black man. A good day to check out Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History. Read more:

On this date in American history: The “Weeping Time”

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Jeremy Lin’s Triumph Over Stereotype Threat

Why low expectations based on our race or gender can be so hard to overcome. Read the article:

Happy 145th Birthday to Howard University!

Swann Galleries African Americana Auction Becomes Annual Rite

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin challenges affirmative action in higher education

Biracial Man, 24, Goes From Homeless to Mayor

Children in LGBT families of color face double stigma

KKK flyers distributed to homes in Georgia town

Happy Birthday, Harry Belafonte, life-long advocate for human rights!

HON. LAURA RICHARDSON of California in the House of Representatives Thursday, March 1, 2012. Ms. RICHARDSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to ask the House to join me in extending warm wishes to Mr. Harry Belafonte, a great American who celebrates his 85th birthday today. Harry Belafonte is not only the consummate entertainer, but he…

On this date, March 1st, in 1780, Pennsylvania became the first state to abolish slavery (sort of…).

Let’s Celebrate Women!

Today (2/29) is a “bridge” day between Black History Month and the month in which the world observes International Women’s Day (3/8). To celebrate, ABHM brings you two powerful videos. A powerful recitation by Alfre Woodard of Sojourner Truth’s speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” (from YouTube) And an exhibition, “MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe,” at…

Panel On Civil Disorders Calls For Drastic Action To Avoid 2-Society Nation

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NY Stock Exchange Recognizes African-American Pioneers (VIDEO)

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Chimpanzee Productions Seeks Interns

PBS Documentary and Multimedia Outreach Project Seeks Editing & New Media Interns

Octavia Spencer: I’m done with the bad parts

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Octavia Spencer wins Academy Award for her role in The Help

Octavia Spencer of ‘The Help’ wins best-supporting actress Oscar for role she inspired

Octavia Spencer wins an Oscar for her role in The Help.

Commentary: Remembering Black Atheists From History

The growing African-American atheist movement wants to remind you that not all Black heroes found haven in the church.