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Barak and Michelle Obama
In African American News, It might be hard capturing the true essence and beauty of Barack and Michelle Obama -- but leave it to two talented black painters, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to create portraits of them depicting all their magic.   On Monday, the artists attended the The Smithsonian’s...
1st Black Man - Cheddar Man
In African American News, DNA reconstruction of "Cheddar Man," Britain's oldest complete skeleton, which was found in the Cheddar Gorge, shows that he was a dark-skinned man with blue eyes. The rendering of Cheddar Man gives insight into the type of people who settled in the area after the...
In African American news, We’ve seen this movie play out before. Instead of addressing the issue of why the organization, Black Lives Matter, was formed in the first place, the politicians and cultural gatekeepers slapped a label on BLM in an effort to “neutralize” it and silence its leadership. Why does that...
In African American news, The year was 1859 and although America had slaves, it was illegal to bring slaves into the country because of the 1807 Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves signed by Thomas Jefferson. But wealthy Mobile, Alabama slave owner Timothy Meaher made a bet that he could...
After years of living amongst the violence of political turmoil and strife, Nancy Adossi and her family left Togo in West Africa when she was nine. They settled in Houston staying on a visitor’s visa that expired after a year. Twenty years later, Adossi remains in Houston. The 28-year old graduate of...
Kenneth Chenault, the outgoing chief executive of American Express, is joining the board of directors at Facebook and Airbnb. Chenault is making history as he is the first black American to be a board member of both large companies. Joining Facebook The social media giant, Facebook, adds Chenault to its board...
Chance the Rapper announced on Twitter Thursday that his non-profit, Social Works, will start a film festival in honor of Black History Month.  For the first few days of the month, movie-goers can see “The Wiz” from Feb. 2-3, at the Studio Grill in Chicago. Every week will be met with a...