Reflections on Chicago’s “Mr. Buy Black”

"Mahatma Gandhi once said that his life was his message. If that is true, then it shall be true for everyone of us who have devoted their life to a cause deeper than their own. As I caught up on some reading this evening, I was shaken by a text to my cell phone informing [...]

EXCERPT: “The Ballot or The Bullet”

On April 3, 1964 at Cory Methodist Church in Cleveland, OH, Minister Malcolm X delivers his most provocative speech on the importance of Voting Rights. Here are excerpts from his speech given at their symposium sponsored by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). ...if you are black you should be thinking black, and if you are [...]

Five Black Facts: On W.E.B. DuBois

- 1 - Tom Burghardt, a slave who fought with the Continental Army during the American Revolution, was given freedom and a farm. Tom lived with his family in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, a rural farming community. Mary Silvina Burghardt, Tom's granddaughter, fell head over heels with Alfred DuBois, who left Haiti for New York in the [...]

#TBT: WEB DuBois Calls for Self Defense (1919)

The Crisis magazine, the editorial arm of the NAACP, was in full support of the "New Negro". Crisis editor, W.E.B. DuBois, calls for black self-defense amongst racial riots.

Five Black Facts: The Real Book of Negroes

The network premiere of the miniseries "Book of Negroes" on BET television has caught the attention of our next young, gifted, and Black generation! The series chronicles the life of Aminata Diallo, a West African Jeli (or 'griot', storyteller), an adaptation of Lawrence Hill's "Book of Negroes." Her character is based on the true story of Black Loyalists. Click [...]

Five Black Facts: Countee Cullen

"Yet Do I Marvel" I doubt not God is good, well-meaning, kind, And did He stoop to quibble could tell why The little buried mole continues blind, Why flesh that mirrors Him must someday die, Make plain the reason tortured Tantalus Is baited by the fickle fruit, declare If merely brute caprice dooms Sisyphus To struggle [...]

#BHMSpins | #BXP Presents… “Noises x Voices”

This Week's Digital Forum "Noises x Voices," a curated list of edutaining videos and clips from around the web and throughout our network to motivate you this week. Take Action. Be Present. Expect Greatness. Tune In! Today's Order of Service: Forum Welcome - "Wake Up Everybody" : John Legend ft. Melanie Fiona Forum Call To Action - "Resilience" [...]

February 14, 1965: Malcolm’s Final Speech

"The only thing power respects is power. Whenever you find a man in a position to show power against power, then that man is respected." --Malcolm X (2/14/65)