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Applauds are in order to Hov! He has made hip hop history for sure. Mr Carter is the first hip hop artist to become inducted onto The Songwtiters Hall of Fame. Congratulations… Continue reading

Harriet Tubman (photo pbs.com)

Harriet Tubman (photo pbs.com) Secretary Jewell Formally Establishes Harriet Tubman National Historical Park https://t.co/gH6QHXU4oc via @interior pic.twitter.com/iPN0kTJye4 — White House Af-Am Ed (@AfAmEducation) January 11, 2017 Federal parks officials held a formal event Tuesday establishing a new national park named after abolitionist Harriet Tubman in upstate New York…Click the read more from source >>>  Black America Web

 

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Audiences were introduced to an all-Black, all-female quartet of actresses with the debut of the bank robbery thriller, Set It Off. The film, directed by Straight Outta Compton’s F. Gary Gray, made its debut 20 years ago on Nov. 6, 1996, and helping to propel the careers of its leading ladies. Starring Jada Pinkett Smith,…Click to read more from source >>> Black America Web

Congratulations are in order for Miss Simone Biles!, the fierce gymnast and native of Columbus, OH, she made history by becoming the first woman to win three world all around titles in a row. Nice, Click here to read more from Source>>>#BlackGirlMagic: Gymnast Simone Biles Just Made History

Selma

SELMA” is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Starring: David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey, Tessa Thompson, Giovanni Ribisi, Omar Dorsey, Henry Sanders, Keith Stanfield, and Colman Domingo

The movie is directed by Ava DuVernay and produced by Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt’s Plan B, the film follows Dr. King’s struggle to secure voting rights for all people culminating in the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama and President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The film has already generated buzz amongst critics and will open early next year.

In theaters everywhere January 9, 2015

Rosa Parks' mugshot

According to the New York Post: “Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, said in an interview Thursday”:Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks will soon be the first African American Woman to have her likeness displayed  in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall. The statue will be installed later this year.

Statuary Hall is ordinarily reserved for full-size statues from the states; each state sends two statues of its choosing to be put on display. The likeness of Ms. Parks was authorized by a special act of Congress in 2005; it represents the first commission by Congress for a full-size statue since the 1870s, according to the National Endowment for the Arts, which oversaw the design competition for the statue.

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