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On This Day: Black Panther leader Fred Hampton assassinated

On December 4, 1969, Fred Hampton, a rising activist in the Black Panther Party (BPP), was assassinated in a raid led by the Chicago...

Chicago to Indianapolis: Two mass shootings connecting one major problem 

Andrew Holmes, an anti-violence activist in Chicago, had just responded to a mass shooting that happened at a Halloween party Sunday, Oct. 29, in the windy city when his phone rang with news from Indianapolis. 

Harry Belafonte, activist and entertainer, dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte has died at age 96. He was a dedicated activist and award-winning actor and singer. He sold millions of records and starred on stage and screen before scaling back his career and becoming a relentless supporter of civil rights and other causes. Belafonte not only participated in protest marches and benefit concerts, but helped organize and raise support for them. He worked closely with his friend and generational peer the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., often intervening on his behalf with both politicians and fellow entertainers. He died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his New York home.

African-American Facts for Week of: October 18th

Know Your History!The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson founded the Association...

African-American Facts for Week of: October 4th

Know Your History!The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson founded the Association...

African-American Facts for Week of: September 20th

Know Your History!Up to the early 20th century, most American knowledge of Black history was limited to the African American struggle through slavery and...

African-American Facts for Week of: July 5, 2015

July 5, 1975More Racial disturbancesForty injured in racial disturbances in Miami, Florida.July 5, 1975 Arthur AsheArthur Ashe makes history by becoming the first African American...

Nelson was prolific writer and activist

From BlackAmericaWeb.com Alice Dunbar Nelson was a teacher and writer from New Orleans, praised for her activism and poetry. A graduate of Dillard University,...

TOTAL FOCUSCommunity activist launching church

An Indianapolis minister best known for his work to reduce crime is launching a new church ministry. Pastor Clyde Shovan and his wife, Robin,...
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