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Theresa May announces public inquiry into undercover policing after 'shocking'   evidence that Scotland Yard spied on the family of murdered black teenager   Stephen Lawrence

'Top level' police corruption inquiries underway at Scotland Yard - Telegraph

We will always remember Stephen Lawrence

We will always remember Stephen Lawrence

Amiri Baraka, (Leroi Jones) R.I.P. - The poet and playwright who was one of the central voices in the Black Power movement, died Thursday, 1/9/2014 at age 79.

Poet Amiri Baraka Is Dead at 79

Amiri Baraka, (Leroi Jones) R. - The poet and playwright who was one of the central voices in the Black Power movement, died Thursday, at age Knowledge, pay attention.

Rachel Boone was born a slave in Kentucky to a family that moved to Missouri before the Civil War. Boone never knew his father. Rachel died in 1901 and was buried in Warrensburg at Sunset Hill Cemetery.  [Blind Boone: His Early Life and Achievements, by Melissa Fuell. SHS of MO-Columbia Photo Collection #006701]

Rachel Boone was a slave of the decendents of the Daniel Boone family who escaped to an army camp near Miami, MO. She gave birth to a.

Thomas Barnardo

The life of Dr Thomas Barnardo. Barnardo's founder Thomas Barnardo was a pioneer. He believed in helping the most vulnerable children and that no child should be turned away. This vision is something that Barnardo's still carries today.

Business And Media Pioneer Robert L. Johnson Announces Launch Of New iOS App For Subscription Streaming Service Urban Movie Channel (UMC)

Business And Media Pioneer Robert L. Johnson Announces Launch Of New iOS App For Subscription Streaming Service Urban Movie Channel (UMC)

Lorraine Hansberry, actress  “The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.” ― Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry, author Raisin in The Sun and Pulitzer Prize winner

Today, October 12th, we celebrate the life and times of Ann Petry (October 12, 1908 – April 28, 1997); an African American author who became the first black woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street.

Today, October we celebrate the life and times of Ann Petry (October 1908 – April an African American author who became the first black woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street.

Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963) was an African-American civil rights activist from Mississippi involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi. He became active in the civil rights movement after returning from overseas service in World War II and completing secondary education; he became a field secretary for the NAACP

Medgar Wiley Evers (July 1925 – June was an African-American civil…

an author on my tbr list: Octavia Butler --- (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an American science fiction writer. A recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known African-American women in the field. In 1995, she bec

Five Women Writers Tougher Than Hemingway

Octavia Butler (June 1947 - February was an American science fiction writer. A recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known African-American women in the field of science fiction writers.

Simon Baker

Simon Baker

WANTED: Ellen and William Craft. 1826-1891. 1824-1900. American slaves who escaped slavery in the Deep South by Ellen passing herself off as a 'white male slave master' and her husband as her slave property.

Ellen and William Craft - famous fugitive slave couple who escaped from macon, ga. Ellen, because of her apperance would pose as a white man and william as her servant

Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745 – 31 March 1797),[3] known in his lifetime as Gustavus Vassa (/ˈvæsə/),[4] was a prominent African in London, a freed slave who supported the British movement to end the slave trade

Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745 – 31 March known in his lifetime as Gustavus Vassa was a prominent African in London, a freed slave who supported the British movement to end the slave trade

Claude McKay    May 22, 1948 Death of poet Claude McKay (58), Chicago.  Festus Claudius "Claude" McKay (September 15, 1889[1] – May 22, 1948) was a Jamaican-American writer and poet, who was a seminal figure in theHarlem Renaissance. He wrote four novels: Home to Harlem (1928), a best-seller that won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature, Banjo (1929), Banana Bottom (1933), and in 1941 a manuscript called Amiable With Big Teeth

Festus Claudius "Claude" McKay (September May was a Jamaican-American writer and poet, who was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote four novels: Home to Harlem a best-seller that won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature, Banjo

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Whitney Moore Young Jr.  July 31, 1921 ~ March 11, 1971

(July 1921 – March was an American civil…

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