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Historian Carter G. Woodson was born to poor, yet land-owning, former slaves in New Canton, Virginia on December 19, 1875.  During the 1890s, he hired himself out as a farm and manual laborer, drove a garbage truck, worked in coalmines, and attended high school and college in Berea College, Kentucky—from… Read more »

LOS ANGELES — YouTube, in partnership with The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) and The Africa Narrative at USC Norman Lear Center, announced today the 48 semi-finalists for the I Am Africa Short Film Competition — a competition to find new storytelling talent based in Sub-Saharan Africa. PAFF jurors have… Read more »

LOS ANGELES  – Today BCE Media Inc., parent company of online events calendar BlackCulturalEvents.com and led by CEO Pamela Ashe-Thomas, announced that it would be sponsoring the second annual Bertram Leonard Ashe Educational Foundation fall fundraising campaign (https://www.gofundme.com/bertram-ashe-educational-foundation). The fundraising campaign is in celebration of American Education Week November 18-22… Read more »

Since the 2001 enactment of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), considerable attention has been paid to the persistence of racial disparities in academic achievement. However, despite a series of reform initiatives, many children throughout the United States continue to under-perform on standardized assessments, and the effort to close the so-called… Read more »

Literary Icon And Beloved Author Toni Morrison Passes Away At 88

“Although her passing represents a tremendous loss, we are grateful she had a long, well lived life”, Morrison’s family said in a statement. Source: Literary Icon And Beloved Author Toni Morrison Passes Away At 88