Month February 2022

Before The Montgomery Bus Boycott There Was The Baton Rouge Bus Boycott

Years before the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the black residents of Baton Rouge took a stand against racism and segregation. Click the link to learn more.

Cancer Culture:  How Structural Racism & Cancer is Attacking The Black Community

Let’s talk about CANCER Culture! Black Americans have the highest death rate and lowest survival rates of any racial and ethnic group for all cancers combined and most major cancers. This post will share eight ways cancer is impacting Black communities. Click the link to learn more.

Violin Virtuoso Randall Goosby:  Bringing Classical Music To A Wider Audience

Violinist Randall Goosby hopes to bring classical music to a broader, more diverse audience. Click the link to learn more.

Loney Clinton Gordon:  Key Contributor To Improving Whooping Cough Vaccine

Loney Clinton Gordon is credited with strengthening the effectiveness of the whooping cough vaccine. Click the link to learn more.

Slavery & The Trail Of Tears

The Slave Trail Of Tears involved the migration of the enslaved to support expansion of the cotton industry fueled by the 1830 Indian Removal Act. Click the link to learn more.

Doug Williams: 1st Black Quarterback To Win A Super Bowl

Doug Williams was the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl. Click the link to learn more.

Betcha’ Didn’t Know (BDK):  Black Tennis Phenom Althea Gibson Was Also A Golf Pro!

Althea Gibson played both tennis and golf competitively! Her accomplishments in the sport of golf are lesser-known. Click the link to learn more.

Check Out The Black Mail Podcast!

Black Mail is expanding!! Content is now available via podcast!! Now you can “listen on the go” or “log in”! Click the link to learn more.

Before The NBA:  The Black Fives Basketball Era (1904-1950)

The period between 1904-1950 is known as the “Black Fives Era” when the first all-black basketball teams began to play. The era ended when the NBA began to accept black players in 1950. Click the link to learn more.

How The Underground Railroad Got Its Name

Ever wondered how the Underground Railroad got its name? Click the link to learn more.

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