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Dr. Helene Gayle: How Spelman College’s President Serves as a Leader in the HBCU Community

by Sebastian Castro Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were created after the Civil War to provide a space for African Americans to receive higher education. At that point in time, the majority of institutions were still segregated and denied African Americans the right to attend. Today, there are 101 institutions in the United States […]

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Dr. Patricia Bath Inducted Into the National Women’s Hall of Fame

by Sebastian Castro On March 5, the late Dr. Patricia Bath was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Her daughter, Dr. Eraka Bath, accepted the award on her behalf. The National Women’s Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization and museum, “dedicated to honoring and celebrating the achievements of distinguished American women,” according

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Women’s History Month Q&A with Tamara Suvil

Women’s History Month is a time to come together to celebrate and recognize the achievements and contributions of women throughout the years. For this Women’s History Month, we sat down Tamara Suvil, a New Jersey-based Community Manager at JPMorgan Chase who connects diverse individuals to financial health resources. She discusses her career journey, shares tips

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Heroes and Heroines for Today – Where Are You?

By Daniel Rose Celebrities abound today, with their huge audiences, great wealth and attention-attracting stunts that exhilarate their devoted fans. Everyone knows, for example, of the Kardashians, of Kanye West, and of so many others of their ilk. Role models for our children, however, are in short supply today. We have largely forgotten the historical

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Recovery and Rebuilding: One Year After Türkiye’s Disaster of the Century

by JK Simpson In the early morning hours of February 6, 2023, one of the most devastating natural disasters in history hit southern Türkiye. A rare “strike-slip” earthquake just nine miles below the surface broke a fault line over 200 miles long and shifted the earth as much as 30 feet in 11 provinces and

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Ghana’s W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Awarded Millions by Mellon Foundation

The Mellon Foundation (Mellon) of New York announced the award of a $5 million grant to W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Foundation that will support the restoration of the final home and resting place of Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois in Accra, Ghana, and the preservation of his library. The grant provides leadership funds for

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Harlem Renaissance Exhibit Opening at the Met

by Sebastian Castro The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be presenting a new exhibit in February titled “The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism.” The exhibit will showcase around 160 works of art, including paintings, sculpture, photography and film from prominent African American artists. This exhibit has been a long-time goal of Met Curator Denise Murrell,

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Commemorating MLK at the Apollo Theater

by Sebastian Castro Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater is partnering with WNYC to host their 18th annual celebration commemorating the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 14. This year’s event, titled “An Inconvenient King”, aims to subvert typical discourse of King’s work. Brenda Williams-Butts, Chief Diversity Officer of WNYC, co-founded

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Commander Carlton Philpot: Honoring Lesser Known Military Heroes

by Ryan Yablonski Commander Carlton G. Philpot, US Navy (Ret.) has become one of today’s leading historians of Black American military history. He has spent many years advocating in the White House and Pentagon for formal recognition of Black military heroes via medals of distinction and the creation of massive monuments and exhibitions across the

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The W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Complex Project, Accra, Ghana

On Friday September 22nd, 2023, the W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Foundation, New York, signed a Final Site Control Agreement at a Breakfast Meeting with the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Pierre Hotel in New York city. The Agreement now gives the Du Bois Museum Foundation New York, and its

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