Percy Lavon Julian was an African-American chemistry researcher who was born in Montgomery, Ala., April 11. Julian was a major pioneer of the chemical synthesis of medical drugs from plants, and he created steroids, cortisone and birth control pills that are all still being used to this very day for a variety of essential purposes.
James Edward Maceo West is a U.S. inventor and professor who, in 1962, established the electret transducer technology that is currently used in 90 percent of contemporary microphones.
There is to be a new film about the water tragedy of Flint, Mich. Executive producers Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Katie Couric, Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere will tell the story of the water crisis in Flint.
Some of New York’s biggest and brightest activists will be royally honored May 25, 2017, at the 1199 Penthouse, in Manhattan, by The Black Institute from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Department of Dental Medical at Interfaith Medical Center has recently introduced its annual Give Kids a Smile event in the celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month.
Mineola Union Free School District in New York state has announced that homework and exams will be postponed on the day of the Hindu festival of Diwali.
The Anti-Racism Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and Penguin Random House Publishing will present a discussion with Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of slain youth, Trayvon Martin.
The Financial Service Centers of New York, is a professional trade association that represents the New York’s licensed check cashing industry.
The place to be last Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, was Restoration Plaza in the center of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Do you want your children to get out of the house and enjoy a day at the museum with free entertainment?
Sunday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m, the Key West African Cemetery in Key West, Fla., will host an International Day of Remembrance of the victims of the slave trade and its termination.
Saturday, June 4, filmmaker Spike Lee hosted a huge birthday party for Prince, who died suddenly April 21, 2016.
As Brooklyn junior high school M.S. 113–Ronald Edmonds Learning Center prepares to begin the new school year, students are getting excited over their great dance program.
While February is named Black History Month, all year long we can honor our historical figures, important people and the creators of the objects we use everyday.