My name is Dennis Richmond Jr. and I’m a 26-year-old Black man from Yonkers, New York. Since March of 2008, at the age of 13, I’ve been researching my family history. In 2017, I discovered my connection to the Felmetta ...
The exact date of Elizabeth Freeman’s birth remains uncertain, but what is incontestably true is she was the first Black woman in the state of Massachusetts to file a lawsuit for freedom.
Laws to eliminate qualified immunity as a defense were proposed almost as soon as the doctrine became a significant shield that protects law enforcement officers from being sued by those whose federal constitutional rights they violate.
Last week we celebrated the life of Paul Robeson (1898-1976) whose birthdate is April 9. But much of his brilliance was passed down to him through his remarkable father, William Drew Robeson, born July 27, 1844.
After a long and difficult winter, spring is finally here. Along with much nicer weather and hopefully more opportunities to be out and about, April also brings joy to those who are literary minded.
Anna Murray, the wife of Frederick Douglass and the mother of their children, personifies the unheralded woman behind the great man.
On Saturday, April 3, 2021, during Easter weekend the Brownsville community came out to show support for the youth, pray for ones the neighborhood has lost, and praise those who are using what they learned on the field with the ...
This Easter Sunday marked the 53rd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination when he was shot at 39-years-old, April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of a Memphis motel.
The invisible shield: how qualified immunity was created and nearly destroyed the ability to sue police officers in America Pt. I
In the aftermath of the Civil War an America broken by bloodshed and riven by racial strife began slowly putting itself back together.
Whenever there is mention of early African American authors, invariably, Frank Webb is among them, but little else is said about him other than mention of his novel “The Garies and Their Friends.”
“When she was around 18 years old,” author Tonya Bolden began in her profile of Mary Elizabeth Bowser, “she was freed upon death of her owner, John Van Lew, whose plantation was just outside Richmond, Virginia (and on whose property ...
The CUNY Board of Trustees today voted to appoint Dr. Patricia Ramsey, an innovative educator with extensive experience as a leader at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as the sixth president of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.
Jumaane Williams Open Letter to School Safety Agents
The Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon has developed a new event series featuring high profile leaders from across a broad spectrum of society who will join them to fulfill their mission to develop today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders.
On Thursday, March 4, UNCF (United Negro College Fund) asked friends and supporters to come together and virtually attend one of its five “A Mind Is...” Galas around the country.