New Black History Activity Book for Adults Shines a Light on Obscure Heroes from the Past

Daniel J. Middleton launched a new publishing imprint called Unique Coloring in 2020. He has been working behind the scenes from that time on producing a series of activity books, … Read More

Timbuktu in the eye of an American visitor

Timbuktu. For centuries it’s been a mystical name that’s beckoned travelers like a Saharan mirage. Located in the southern Sahara Desert in today’s Mali, near the northern-most point of the … Read More

LaTrice Verrett, The entertainer with the inspiring edge

One has to be a die-hard optimist and extremely kind-hearted to make it one’s business to inspire others, put a smile on every face, and turn negatives into positives in … Read More

Announcing a new book: “N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law,” by Pr. Jody David Armour

BY USMAN MAMA In the powerful introduction of an equally powerful book by one of the most respected minds on the subject, Melina Abdullah, former chair of the Pan-African Studies … Read More

Statue of first African American woman bank founder in America unveiled in Richmond

The name Maggie L. Walker was not known to many, especially within the younger population, though its bearer holds a special place in world history, being the first African American … Read More

George Floyd mourned in a high-profile ceremony in Ghana

BY USMAN MAMA Like the rest of the world, Africans and African Americans living in Africa have mourned George Floyd. The government of Ghana, in conjunction with the Diaspora African … Read More

Lynching preachers: How black pastors resisted Jim Crow and white pastors incited racial violence

White lynch mobs in America murdered at least 4,467 people between 1883 and 1941, hanging, burning, dismembering, garroting and blowtorching their victims. Their violence was widespread but not indiscriminate: About … Read More

Why I teach a course called ‘White Racism’

The need for students to learn about racism in American society existed long before I began teaching a course called “White Racism” at Florida Gulf Coast University earlier this year. … Read More