Quote: “Sitting at the table doesn’t make you a diner unless you eat some of what’s on the plate.”
The Port Chicago Disaster of 1944 resulted from the explosion of an ammunitions ship as it was being loaded by a segregated unit of African American Navy sailors in Port Chicago, California. Safety procedures put in place at the time were inadequate and training of the African American soldiers was severely lacking. Click the link to learn more.
The African American celebration of “Easter Monday” in Washington DC, dates back to 1891 when blacks were not allowed to participate in the annual “White House Easter Egg Roll” celebration. Click the link to learn more.
Leslie Guy was the first African American woman to earn a masters of science degree in art conservation. Concerned about the lack of representation and conservation of African American artwork, she wanted to make a difference! Click the link to learn more.
Quote: I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people. Maya Angelou
“I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.”
African American scientist, Dr. Ayanna Howard is helping to advance “artificial intelligence” technology (AI). Dr. Howard believes that AI can be used to enhance quality of life. Click the link to learn more about her work.
Black History: Special Delivery!! Four amazing women are the true definition of “Keeping It 100!!” These friends are looking forward to celebrating their 100th birthdays together this summer. What an inspiring story of life long friendship! Think of all of the collective… Continue Reading →
Moneta Sleet, Jr. captured many powerful images of the civil rights movement and beyond. He was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism. Click the link to learn more.
Angela Davis Quote: “The challenge of the 21st century is not to demand equal opportunity in the machinery of oppression, but rather to identify and dismantle those structures in which racism continues to be embedded”. What are your thoughts on this quote Black Mail Readers?