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Historical marker will commemorate lynching of John Tucker

A public dedication ceremony commemorating the lynching of John Tucker will take place Sept. 30.  It is not a pleasant story, but it is important...

Researching his roots: Duane D. Perry, Sr. leverages genealogy to uncover the stories of his family

Duane D. Perry, Sr. is a treasure hunter. The treasure he hunts for requires patience, curiosity, focus, resiliency, single-mindedness, and luck. The gems he...

Conner Prairie to unveil new African American exhibit next spring

Conner Prairie’s new interactive exhibit aims to shine light on the Black experience in America. “Promised Land as Proving Ground” is a newly designed exhibit...

Jim Brown remembered as “man among men” during tribute to Browns’ late Hall of Fame running back

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — On the last of his many visits to Jim Brown's home in Los Angeles, Ray Lewis recalled the legendary running...

Florida criticized for controversial Black history standards

The Florida Board of Education has recently given its approval for new standards aimed at teaching Black history in public schools. However, the decision...

Photos: Andrew “Bo” Foster Historical Marker Dedication

Check out some of these amazing photos from the Andrew "Bo" Foster historical Marker Dedication near the intersection of 21st and Illinois Street on...

Celebrating the real pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, is home to some of the most iconic musicians and entertainers of all time....

Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration: What you need to know

Indiana Black Expo’s 52nd annual Summer Celebration is almost here.  The 10-day celebration of Black history, culture and business in Indianapolis will be jam-packed with...

Member of ‘Central Park Five’ is running for office

NEW YORK (AP) — Some consider Yusef Salaam a folk hero as a member of the "Central Park Five," the group of teenagers wrongly convicted of raping a white jogger in a brutal attack 34 years ago. Now he's banking on his painful past to help win a seat on the New York City Council. Salaam says he offers a new voice that can speak about his community's pain. His opponents are two state lawmakers who have had a long history in politics and say he doesn't know enough about how local government works. Nevertheless, they acknowledge that they will have to overcome Salaam's celebrity and public knowledge of his experience in the justice system.

60 years after Medgar Evers’ murder, his widow continues a civil rights legacy

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — It's been 60 years since civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered outside his Mississippi home. His widow, Myrlie Evers-Williams, is 90 years old. She says he misses him terribly and is proud of his legacy. Several events have been held in Mississippi this month to commemorate the work of the Evers family. Evers was leader of the Mississippi NAACP from 1954 until his death in 1963. He pushed for voting rights and racial equality. Evers-Williams was national chairperson of the NAACP from 1995 to 1998. She says she remains committed to trying to eliminate racism and prejudice.
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