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March 15, 2014 - 0 Comments

Airing: Saturday, March 29th 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Description: Told by her daughter, vocalist Lisa Simone Kelly, Feeling Good: The Nina Simone Story is a touching, intimate look at life, work and genius of...

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February 16, 2014 - 0 Comments

African Americans have made great accomplishments in the worlds of science, entertainment, politics and beyond. Check out these Black History Month apps to learn how their contributions have helped shape America. There’s more to Black...

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February 5, 2014 - 0 Comments

Over 18 years ago J.C. Watts became the first African American selected to respond to the State Of The Union Address. The Oklahoma native was born Julius Caesar “J.C.” Watts, Jr.  In 2002, Watts declined...

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February 4, 2014 - 0 Comments

On this day, February 4, 1913, over 101 years ago one of the most inspirational women in Black History was born. She was Rosa Louise McCauley (Rosa Parks) in Tuskegee, Alabama. During her youthful years...

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February 3, 2014 - 0 Comments

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed...

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February 1, 2014 - 0 Comments

Joseph Cinque was born the son of a Mendi village leader in the village of Mani in West Africa. He was trained to assume his father’s leadership role from childhood, learning the Mendi way of...

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February 1, 2013 - 0 Comments

Profile America for the first day of Black History Month. This is a time to recall and honor the many positive contributions to our nation made by people of African descent. Started as a special...

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January 31, 2013 - 0 Comments

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse...

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February 1, 2012 - 0 Comments

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