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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and ViciNFT Launch NFTs for Kansas City Monarchs Season Ticket Holders

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM), the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African-American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of America, and ViciNFT Corporation, a leading provider of non-fungible token (“NFT”) creation and management, smart contracts, blockchain technology development, and cryptocurrency-based auction management services, today announced an alliance to launch a collection…

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5 Reasons Why I Admire Frederick Douglass

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5 Reasons Why I Admire Frederick DouglassBy Geylah Jones I admire Frederick Douglass: – because he defied the odds. He escaped from slavery and taught himself how to read and write. He said “knowledge is the pathway from slavery to freedom.” By giving himself the gift of education, he gave himself a life of options and prosperity. We can still…

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Zaire Baptiste Presents “Gather” a Collection of Black Artists Who are Telling Stories Through Their Artwork

“Gather” features artists Deborah Baptiste, Voodo Fe’, Lyndon McCray, Tyson Hall, Felicia Dunson, and Zaire Baptiste. Chelsea Markets latest exhibit features a diverse line up of work from notable black artists in multiple disciplines. This collection of artists in the 2d space are transitioning into the digital space, selected artworks on display will be available on the blockchain as NFTs….

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The Tragic Story of Emmett Till

Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was a 14-year-old African American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being accused of offending a white woman in her family’s grocery store. The brutality of his murder and the fact that his killers were acquitted drew attention to the long history of violent persecution of African Americans in the United States. Till posthumously became an icon of…

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Waveland Celebrates Black History Month 2022 With A 5-Hour Virtual Music Festival Featuring 23 Local Black Musicians

TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Waveland is excited to announce its full Black History Month Virtual Music Festival line-up taking place on February 26th, 2022 at 6:00PM EST on Happin. Historically, music has been synonymous with creating culture, fostering a sense of belonging and reaching out to others with a beautifully expressive art form. Black History Month is a perfect time to celebrate the many influential Black…

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Moments in History: Garrett A Morgan

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TNC Network Garrett Augustus Morgan was an African-American inventor and community leader. He invented parts for sewing machines, hair care products, and a version of the modern traffic signal which he patented and sold to GE. He is also known for his publicized rescue of miners near Lake Erie in 1916 using his safety hood. See the article on our…

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Bessie Coleman, Aviator!

Bessie Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first woman of African-American and the first of Native American descent to hold a pilot license. She achieved her international pilot license in 1921. She soon became a successful air show pilot in the United States, and hoped to start a school for…

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The Historic Shaw University’s “Platinum Sound” Marching Band is Featured in National Advertising Campaign and Receives Grant from McDonald’s

A $100K Contribution to the Band will Fund New Equipment, Uniforms and Essentials to Help Keep Their Legacy Alive For decades, Platinum Sound Marching Band has been a staple at Shaw University, one of the oldest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the nation. To support Platinum Sound’s tradition of bringing joy to sports fans and the local community, McDonald’s USA and its local Owner/Operators surprised…

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The AAKOMA Project Says “You Are Not A Burden” with Inaugural Event for Healing and Support

An Upcoming Virtual Discussion on Mental Illness and Suicide in the Black Community On Monday, February 28, 2022, The AAKOMA Project will officially launch its virtual flagship event, State of Emergency: You Are Not A Burden! A conversation about suicide in the Black community. In direct response to the 2020 ‘Ring the Alarm’ report, which designated suicide as one of the leading causes of…

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