Voting and Registration

With more than half of our states still to hold presidential primaries, and with presidential elections coming up, here are some things you should know about voting.
With more than half of our states still to hold presidential primaries, and with presidential elections coming up, here are some things you should know about voter registration.

Foreclosures, taxes, and Refund anticipation loans

The rate of foreclosures in the United States up 75% from last year, with 1% of homes being foreclosed on. When the bank comes calling, there are several things you can do to prevent your foreclosure...
As you are probably aware, the President introduced a bill that would give most Americans a few hundred dollars each in the hopes of stimulating the economy. This is merely a band-aid placed on a gap...
Are you anticipating an income tax refund this year? You may want to think twice before you accept a Refund Anticipation Loan

Black History Month Articles Part 3

I remember the first time I read Sojourner Truth's speech, Ain't I a Woman?; I don't know that I fully understood the gravity of those words back in the fifth grade. This was the very first time I ...

The Back of the Bus: Why Rosa Parks Refused to Get Up
The anatomy of bus segregation in the Jim Crow South: To understand why Rosa Parks would not move, you must also understand how bus segregation worked.
We all know that Rosa Parks's actions on December 1, 1955 helped to spur the Civil Rights movement that ended legal racial segregation in the south and propelled Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. into the f...
Popular knowledge tells us that Rosa Parks is the person whose actions spurred the famous Alabama Bus Boycott. That is only partially true. A series of events involving her and other people led to h...

Black History Month Articles: Part 2

You may know that Jackie Robinson was the first African American major league baseball player who is credited with breaking the baseball color line. What you may not know is that he was also very act...

A Biography of African American Track and Field Olympian Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens was the black man that showed Hitler that there was no such think as a dominant race. In spite of his Olympic success in Nazi Germany, Jesse Owens was snubbed in the Jim Crow environment ...

Biography of Thurgood Marshall, First African American on the Supreme Court
The things that I did not connect to Thurgood Marshall's name are that he argued Brown VS Board of Education and that he was the first African American on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Biography of African American Chemist Dr. Percy Lavon Julian
Dr. Julian's chemical patents total 130 in all. Included in these accomplishments is the synthesizing of progesterone, estrogen, cortisone, and testosterone.

Biography of Alex Haley, African American Writer and Historian
When I was growing up in the 1970's, Roots WAS Black History. The movie and the book Roots by Alex Haley taught African Americans about the history of slavery and gave us insight into how it still aff...

Black History Month Articles: Part 1

A Biography of Black History Giant Medgar Evers
If you have ever seen the movie Ghosts of Mississippi, then you know the story about the trail that convicted the murderer or Medgar Evers.

The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye
I also remember the moment I heard the news of Marvin Gaye's tragic death. What I did not know was that in the midst of his popularity and success, is that he was a tortured soul.

A Biography of Dr. Charles Drew
Drew Charles was an African American surgeon credited for creating blood transfusions and the development of blood banks. He also worked to integrate the donation of blood.

A Biography of Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglas was a famous abolitionist who fought to end slavery as well as improve the conditions of black people and for women's rights.

A Biography of the Candy Man, Sammy Davis Jr
Most people remember Sammy Davis Jr. as the fun spirited character of a performer who made people smile. But, he fought through a great deal of prejudices and roadblocks along the way.

Re-introducing Dorothy Dandridge
I first heard of Dorothy Dandridge when Halle Berry played her in the tale-drama movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge in 1999. Her name is mentioned as inspiration by numerous modern day black actress...

Bill Cosby, Making Change Through Comedy
For me, Bill Cosby is one of the funniest men alive. Through his humor, he has touched the hearts of millions, and he has caused countless others to think.



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