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."

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Five Black Facts: Bobby Nesta Marley’s “Exodus”

- 1 - Nesta Robert Marley was born February 6, 1945 at his grandfather's farm in Nine Mile, a village inSaint Anne's Parish, Jamaica. He was the only child of Cedella Booker, an African-Jamaican, and Norval Marley, an European-Jamaican plantation overseer. His family moved to Trenchtown in Kingston, Jamaica when he was 12 where he organized a [...]