An Admonition of Greatness

RARE VIDEO: "When I retire I'm going to get ready to meet God!" Muhammad Ali

In His Words: Dr. Martin Luther King (1957) “Give Us The Ballot”

Dr. King delivers "Give Us The Ballot" at the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, D.C. in May 1957. BXP presents an excerpt from his conclusion. "...I cannot close without stressing the urgent need for strong, courageous and intelligent leadership from the Negro community. We need a leadership that is calm and yet positive. This is no [...]

31 Women & Girls of #BlackExcellence

"Here are 31 Black Women and Girls who are having an EXCELLENT Women's History Month! Click each picture to learn more about the woman featured."

Celebrating Mother Barrows: A Little Warrior’s Ethos

war·ri·or ˈwôrēər/Submit noun warrior; plural noun: warriors; noun: warrior pose; plural noun: warrior poses 1. (especially in former times) a brave or experienced soldier or fighter.

#BREAKING BXP Ends Racism!

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The #ASSATA: Our International Woman

After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.” ― Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography

Five Black Facts: Black Chicago

- 1 - It is believed that Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable was born in San Marc, Haiti to a French seaman and an African woman slave in 1745. Jean Baptiste received some education in France where he learned Spanish, English and native dialects before moving to New Orleans, LA with friend and partner Clemorgan. The friends developed [...]

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 [...]