There Are Over 1,200 Majority-Black Cities in the U.S.

Some urbanists believe large cities should subsume the small black cities in their orbit. But that won’t erase a legacy of discrimination. Can less populated cities on the outskirts of larger metropolitan areas be too small to succeed? Are urban municipalities with fewer than 100,000 people vestiges of a bygone era? Should small “inner-ring” cities…

150th Anniversary Nears for 14th Amendment That Declared Blacks U.S. Citizens

July 9 marks the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting American citizenship to former Black slaves following the Civil War. The 14th Amendment, one of the Reconstruction Amendments, was adopted on July 9, 1868, after being bitterly opposed by states that were former members of the Confederacy. The states were…

Oprah Winfrey’s Stirring introduction to Exhibit at NMAAHC

Oprah recites Sojourner Truth at exhibit opening Oprah Winfrey makes remarks at the opening ceremony for the “Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture” exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.Click this link to enjoy Oprah’s theatrical Exhibit opening greeting. www.cnn.com/videos/cnnmoney/2018/06/07/oprah-winfrey-nmaahc-exhibit-opens-sot.cnn

ESSENCE Presents 2018’s ‘Woke 100 Women’ | Essence.com

For the second year in a row, ESSENCE honors the women who are proven change agents, shape-shifters and power players across the nation and beyond. These women continuously fight the good fight by inspiring us and igniting movements—from the healthcare field to the Hill to Hollywood. This year’s cover star features the one and only…