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TWENTY PEARLS Documentary Film about First Black-Greek Letter Organization Now Available Nationwide

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated¬ģ Makes History with Film Production and Distribution   Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated¬ģ¬†announces the North American release of TWENTY PEARLS, the official documentary film which chronicles the organization’s history. Narrated by Phylicia RashńĀd, TWENTY PEARLS journeys through 113 provocative years.¬† Only 40 years past the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, nine Black college women enrolled…

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IAAM Names Dr. Tonya M. Matthews, National Leader In African-American History And STEM Education, As New CEO

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The International African American Museum names Dr. Tonya M. Matthews,¬†national leader in African American history and STEM education, as new CEO CHARLESTON, S.C. ‚ÄĒThe International African American Museum has found the final piece for the massive global project that will change the landscape of African American history and its curation. Seventeen months after breaking ground on the museum, its¬†board of…

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Black Indie Filmmaker Finds Passion in Hemp and launches His Own Company

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Nestled in¬†Doylestown, PA¬†is hemp processor,¬†Doylestown Hemp Company, which was created to formulate, manufacture and distribute hemp products.¬†Thomas K. Phillips¬†(CEO of Doylestown Hemp Company) has a great deal of passion for hemp and continues to explore all avenues that this amazing plant provides from health and wellness, food, environmentally friendly plastics, biofuel and building materials. After the release of his first…

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Moment in History: Valerie L. Thomas (video)

  Valerie L. Thomas¬†(born February 8, 1943) is an American scientist and inventor. Thomas was interested in science as a child, after observing her father tinkering with the television and seeing the mechanical parts inside. Thomas did not have a lot of support as a young child; her parents did not fight for her right to study a STEM curriculum,…

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Vice President Kamala Harris Calls NASA Astronaut Victor Glover

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  In celebration of Black History Month, NASA astronaut Victor Glover welcomed Vice President Kamala Harris to the International Space Station for a virtual chat.   In the video recorded Feb. 24 and shared Saturday, the conversation ranged from the legacy of human spaceflight to observing Earth from the vantage of the space station, Glover‚Äôs history-making stay aboard the orbiting…

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NASA Celebrates ‚ÄėHidden Figure‚Äô Mary W. Jackson With Building Naming Ceremony

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On Friday, NASA celebrated the agency‚Äôs first African American female engineer, Mary W. Jackson, with a ceremony formally naming the agency‚Äôs headquarters building in Washington in her honor.   Jackson began working at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) ‚Äď the forerunner of NASA ‚Äď in April 1951. From her initial role as a ‚Äúhuman computer‚ÄĚ within the segregated…

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Moments in History: Lawrence Douglas Wilder

  ¬† Lawrence Douglas Wilder¬†(born January 17, 1931) is an American lawyer and politician who served as the¬†66th Governor of Virginia¬†from 1990 to 1994. He was the¬†first African-American¬†to serve as governor of a¬†U.S. state¬†since the¬†Reconstruction era, and the first elected African-American governor.[a] Born in¬†Richmond, Virginia, Wilder graduated from¬†Virginia Union University¬†and served in the¬†United States Army¬†during the¬†Korean War. He established a…

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SCORE Mentors Launch SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs

Free Small Business Program Provides Black Business Owners with Personalized Support This Black History Month,¬†SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, launched¬†SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs. This program addresses the unique needs of Black entrepreneurs and provides our nation’s Black-owned small businesses with the resources and support they need to thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. “Black…

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Moments in History; Thurgood Marshall (video)

  Thurgood Marshall¬†(July 2, 1908 ‚Äď January 24, 1993) was an American lawyer and civil rights activist who served as¬†Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States¬†from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court’s¬†first African-American¬†justice. Prior to his judicial service, he successfully argued several cases before the Supreme Court, including¬†Brown v. Board of Education. Born in¬†Baltimore,…

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Celebrations of the Black Panther Party to be Featured in Oakland During Black History Month

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The contributions of the Black Panther Party will be celebrated in¬†Oakland¬†throughout the month of February as part of Black History Month. Among the highlights will be a street naming initiative on¬†February 17th¬†spearheaded by¬†Fredrika Newton, Black Panther alumna and life partner of co-founder Dr.¬†Huey P. Newton. The commemorative name change of 9th¬†Street to¬†“Dr.¬†Huey P. Newton Way“¬†stretches a three-block section in¬†West Oakland;…

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