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ICYMI: Chris Turner & the DropOuts Cover Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit”

Black history month is over but that’s not ever a reason to stop celebrating. To continue honoring the lives of Black trailblazers in the creative industry, we’re checking for this new release from Chris Turner & the DropOuts. The guys have put a respectably synthy spin on Billie Holiday’s legendary “Strange Fruit.” Still maintaining its…

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Hebru Brantley Reimagines NBA Team Logos In Honor Of Black History Month

Hebru Brantley has reimagined the NBA team logos as a way to celebrate Black History Month. He credits his Chicago upbringing as the inspiration behind his work. Brantley’s way of presenting difficult subject matters to his audience is authentic, and maintains a personal touch of warmth that makes his visual expressions easy to digest. In…

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Black Imprints: Bessie Coleman Was The First Black Female To Earn A Pilot’s License

If the name Bessie Coleman does not ring a bell, she was the first black woman to earn a pilot’s license in 1922. Coleman was born on January 26, 1892 in Atlanta, Texas. She was of Native American and African American descent and one of 13 children. Her parents were sharecroppers and the children all…

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Black Imprints: Jo Ann Robinson Is A Hero Who Is Often Overlooked For Her Involvement In Organizing The Montgomery Bus Boycott

We rarely hear about the crucial role that Jo Ann Robinson played in the bus boycott. Often times, her story is overlooked as her role played out in the background. When we think about the Montgomery bus boycott that lasted from 1955-1956, the first name that comes to mind is Rosa Parks who was arrested for refusing to…

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Black Imprints: A Look At The First Comic Books By A Black Author

Comics have always been inclusive when it comes to implementing people of color into the story line. Of all the various media forms, comics were some of the early adaptors who made room for Black characters. We have celebrated many moments of inclusion in recent years, but before there were ever a RiRi Williams , Storm…

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An Inside Look At Never-Before-Seen Personal Photographs Of Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks at a beauty salon in Miami, 1986. (Rosa Parks Papers/Library of Congress) Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks led a very public life after she refused to surrender that seat on a bus to a white passenger in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. Her stance and bravery later sparked a citywide boycott and led to…

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Issa Rae, Roxanne Gay & More Host ‘Historically Black’ Podcast

Issa Rae, Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton of Another Round, Roxanne Gay and more have joined forces to host the Historically Black podcast which shares material worth revisiting in 2017. Naturally, these phenomenal women have had their hands in many pots last year and as usual, the final product is always something to admire. Historically Black…

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Rampant Racism Couldn’t Stop Bessie Stringfield

Bessie Stringfield‘s inspiring story is one of resilience and perseverance. Her ability to recognize what brought her the most joy very early on in life is truly what sets her apart. When Stringfield was 19, she became the first African-American woman to ride a motorcycle across the United States. She embarked on this journey solo…

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Get A First Look Into Nate Parker’s Nat Turner Biopic ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Nate Parker has been working on developing a film on rebellion leader Nat Turner for years. In fact, he’d worked on just the script alone for around 8 years. Finally, around last year, Parker’s dreams started to become a sure reality. He received funding, assembled an impressive cast of Gabrielle Union, Aja Naomi King, and…

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