On January 31st, 1988 Doug Williams made history. But before that historic day, Williams was already a history-maker. One of the greatest HBCU athletes of all time, Doug Williams career started as a Freshman at Grambling State University under legendary head coach Eddie Robinson. Williams was a four-year starter for GSU, leading the Tigers to […]
Black folks have a legacy of being great when it comes to sports and entertainment. But for some reason, we never hear much about African Americans contributions when it comes to inventions that changed the world. But all that is changing: 3-D Glasses Kenneth J. Dunkley is known for inventing Three Dimensional Viewing Glasses (3-DVG) […]
Ever since we started learning about Black History in elementary school, Rosa Parks was one of the central figures of the lesson. The legendary Civil Rights activist is best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott and is one of the first Black women in history to give a White Man the […]
Don’t let modern society trick you into believing that our community’s achievements should not be celebrated year-round. With February aka Black History Month upon us, we look to keep a bright spotlight on some of our kings and queens from what some would call the golden era of pro sports (and some “amateurs,” too). When […]
As we celebrate traditional figures like Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman and Malcolm X — let’s not forget the lesser known people who’ve also had an impact on African American culture today. This year, let’s not only celebrate the brave, inspirational folks who marched for freedom or created inventions that we can’t live without to […]
For Black History Month, we will spotlight some of the greatest athletes in Historically Black College and University History. Today we kick it off with the man known as “The Pearl.” and “Black Jesus.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdzfTA0jUUk Those nicknames describe the game of one of the greatest Basketball players of all time perfectly. Vernon Earl Monroe grew […]
Statistics show that Black folks are among the most giving people in the country, and have been for a long time despite disproportionate economic disadvantages.
For Black History Month, WOL News Talk 1450 AM, WYCB My Spirit 1340 and Praise 104.1 will be taking a look at golfers who came before Tiger Woods and the struggles to play the game in a segregated society. Today we take a look at Mel Blackwell. Mel Blackwell started playing golf about 30 years […]
One of the most common ways proposed to help shrink the racial wealth gap has been through homeownership, something that has eluded many Black people throughout American history.
Attending a Historically Black College University can be the best experience that you create it to be. HBCUs are built on a foundation of culture. Listen to the stories of graduates that have amazing reasons why they are proud to be apart of the HBCU Family! https://youtu.be/ark33ln3_lM HBCU FACTS: The purpose of HBCUs, in the […]
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