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Dorothy Height Honored on Postage Stamp In 2017

The U.S. Postal Service just announced civil rights leader Dorothy Height will be honored as the 40th stamp in the Black Heritage Forever series. The painting of Height is based on based on a 2009 photograph shot by Lateef Mangum. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp. Height was a tireless activist who dedicated …Read More

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Colonel Abrams Dies Homeless

Eighties dance music sensation Colonel Abrams has died a year after it was revealed he was living homeless on the streets of New York. The 67-year-old is most famous for his 1985 track Trapped which was a big hit on both sides of the Atlantic.  The catchy number topped the Hot Dance Club Play chart and …Read More

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Ford Invests $6 Million In Motown Museum Renovation

Ford Motor Company and UAW-Ford have announced a $6 million investment towards a planned expansion of the Motown Museum in Detroit, reports Billboard. The figure makes the auto giant and union the lead donors in a recently announced $50 million upgrade that will create a new Ford-branded theater, space for interactive exhibits and a recording …Read More

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Dave Chappelle Inks Netflix Deal

Dave Chappelle has inked a deal with Netflix for three new comedy specials.  The projects will mark Chappelle’s first standup TV specials in 12 years, and it marks another aggressive push by Netflix in the standup comedy arena.  “Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential,” said Lisa Nishimura, …Read More

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Angela Bassett Joins Marvel Cast

“What’s Love Got To Do With It” star Angela Bassett has joined Marvel’s “Black Panther,” playing the mother of the title character.  Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o and “The Walking Dead’s” Danai Gurira are also part of the ensemble cast. “Creed” helmer Ryan Coogler will direct. Chadwick Boseman will play T’Challa, the prince of the …Read More

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Youngest Black Mayor Elected in California

Even though election night didn’t give us the history-making moment we were all expecting, for Stockton City, Calif., Councilman Michael Tubbs, election night was doubly historic. Not only did he become the city’s first black mayor, but he also becomes the youngest mayor in the city’s history.  “I’m tired of talking about where we’ve been. I’m …Read More

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Alabama Elected 9 Black Women to Become Judges

Nine black women were elected to become judges in majority Democratic Jefferson County, Alabama.  The black women who came out on top in the district and circuit courts, Javan Patton, Debra Bennett Winston, Shera Craig Grant, Nakita “Niki” Perryman Blocton, Tamara Harris Johnson, Elisabeth French, Agnes Chappell, Brendette Brown Green and Annetta Verin, are to …Read More

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Comic Shop Owner Gets A Marvel Cover

Ariell Johnson, the founder of Philadelphia’s Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, is the only Black woman to own a comics shop on the East Coast.  Johnson opened Amalgam Comics to tremendous fanfare in January. Now, her important contributions to geek culture and entrepreneurship for women of color has been immortalized in the most appropriate way possible. Johnson …Read More

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Tamron Hall Creates Domestic Violence Fund

It’s been nearly 12 years since Tamron Hall lost her sister Renate to an act of domestic violence. Found beaten and floating face down in a pool in Houston, Hall has since devoted her time to advocating for domestic violence victims and speaking out of the issue. To honor Renate and take help others …Read More