Comedian, Actor, & Activist Dick Gregory, Dead at 84
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Comedian, Actor, & Activist Dick Gregory, Dead at 84

UV - August 20, 2017

Comedian Dick Gregory, who hit racism head on through his sharp and satirical style of comedy, and was equally well-known for his civil rights activism, has died.…

Shonda Rhimes Leaves ABC, Signs Multi-Year Deal With Netflix
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Shonda Rhimes Leaves ABC, Signs Multi-Year Deal With Netflix

UV - August 14, 2017

The TV mogul will be ending her run with ABC as she heads to digital platform Netflix. Shonda Rhimes signed a multi-year deal with Netflix where she…

Black History Is Incredible History!
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Black History Is Incredible History!

David Wronko - June 14, 2017

Every time I introduced a topic in Black History, my students were always engaged. From topics such as the 54th Massachusetts Regiment to the Tuskegee Airmen all the way…

Pray For and Remember George Watson
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Pray For and Remember George Watson

David Wronko - May 21, 2017

Just recently I received bad news that the legendary World War II pilot George Watson was in a coma. For this post I want to remember this…

Comedian & Actor Charlie Murphy Has Passed Away At Age 57
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Comedian & Actor Charlie Murphy Has Passed Away At Age 57

UV - April 12, 2017

He made us a laugh. He was charismatic and in a lane of his own. Charlie Murphy developed his own career and was so well established that…

Rock-N-Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry Dies at 90
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Rock-N-Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry Dies at 90

UV - March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry, a music legend who was often called "The Father of Rock-N-Roll", was found dead at his residence in St. Louis, police said. He was 90.…

Internet Cooking Sensation Auntie Fee Passes Away At Age 59
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Internet Cooking Sensation Auntie Fee Passes Away At Age 59

UV - March 17, 2017

After suffering a massive heart, internet cooking sensation Auntie Fee has passed away. She was 59. News of her passing comes day before her death was prematurely…

Claude Lewis, Founder of National Association of Black Journalists, Passes Away at 82
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Claude Lewis, Founder of National Association of Black Journalists, Passes Away at 82

UV - March 16, 2017

Claude Lewis, founder of the National Association of Black Journalists and also a founder of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ), has passed away according to his…

Mahershala Ali Becomes The First Muslim Actor To Win An Oscar
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Mahershala Ali Becomes The First Muslim Actor To Win An Oscar

UV - February 26, 2017

Mahershala Ali has become the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar as he won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Moonlight. In his…

Are You Free? : An Audio Piece Dedicated To Malcolm X
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Are You Free? : An Audio Piece Dedicated To Malcolm X

Chenelle Covin - February 21, 2017

52 years ago today, Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City. Malcolm was shot before he was about to deliver a speech about his new organization…

Legendary Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Dead at 76
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Legendary Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Dead at 76

UV - February 12, 2017

Shortly after announcing he was retiring from touring after being hospitalized for exhaustion, jazz legend Al Jarreau has passed away Sunday morning in Los Angeles. He was…

GHANA SESSION: A DREAM BUT A BEAUTIFUL REALITY!
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GHANA SESSION: A DREAM BUT A BEAUTIFUL REALITY!

David Wronko - January 27, 2017

During a recent session, Mr. Wronko showed the students in Ghana some excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. Even though the speech was…

Tupac To Be Inducted Into the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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Tupac To Be Inducted Into the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Chenelle Covin - December 21, 2016

Legendary rapper, actor, and activist Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tupac will be inducted April 7th  at the…

Restoration of The T. Thomas Fortune House is Underway
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Restoration of The T. Thomas Fortune House is Underway

UV - December 6, 2016

Red Bank, NJ - The committee has announced the restoration of the T. Thomas Fortune House is under way. Recently this historical site was saved thanks to…

Dedication Cermony Held at Seaview Avenue Bridge For Sharmaine Patterson and Julia Wheeler
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Dedication Cermony Held at Seaview Avenue Bridge For Sharmaine Patterson and Julia Wheeler

Keith Covin - October 16, 2016

Long Branch, NJ - It was a long overdue battle, but with the help of the Concerned Citizens of Long Branch, they got it done! On Saturday…

“Martin” Star, Thomas Mikal Ford, Has Passed Away At 52
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“Martin” Star, Thomas Mikal Ford, Has Passed Away At 52

UV - October 12, 2016

After earlier reports saying the actor had passed away but were later confirmed false by his family, have now become true as Tommy Ford has passed away.…

Actor Bill Nun Best Known As Radio Raheem Dead At 62
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Actor Bill Nun Best Known As Radio Raheem Dead At 62

UV - September 24, 2016

Bill Nunn, veteran actor best known for his role as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing has passed away. He was 62. His death…

Dr. Sebi Reportedly Passes Away While In Jail
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Dr. Sebi Reportedly Passes Away While In Jail

UV - August 7, 2016

Famed holistic doctor, pathologist, herbal healer, and naturalist has reportedly passed away. Unconfirmed reports had surface on Saturday August 6th, that Dr. Sebi passed away while in…

Meet The 16-Year-Old From Compton That Just Became The Youngest Black Pilot To Fly Around The U.S.
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Meet The 16-Year-Old From Compton That Just Became The Youngest Black Pilot To Fly Around The U.S.

UV - July 25, 2016

16-year-old Isaiah Cooper has become the youngest black pilot to fly around the United States. The teen from Compton, CA made history when he landed in his hometown on…

New York Radio Legend Vaughn Harper Passes Away
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New York Radio Legend Vaughn Harper Passes Away

UV - July 9, 2016

Vaughn Harper who was the host of New York's WBLS Quiet Storm has passed away at a New York hospital. He was 71. Vaughn Harper was described…