News Talk 1450 WOL afternoon host Bernie McCain began the process of tracing his roots to Africa with Gina M. Paige, President and Co-Founder of African Ancestry, Inc. Watch the interview and make sure you log back in February 24th at 5pm to hear the results of his test. For more information on how you […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics ruled Thursday, for the third time this year, that a proposed referendum on whether the city should legalize same-sex marriage cannot move forward. The board said that city law does not allow a referendum or initiative on a matter covered by the Human Rights […]

By Mark F. Gray As fate would have it the day before national signing day for high school football players was media day for Super Bowl XLVI. It has become lucrative business for draft services to project how good 17 year old athletes will be by the time they reach 21. At best those recruiting […]

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VIA:  MSNBC When she moved to the nation’s most prestigious address, Michelle Obama’s husband told her that rough times were ahead. The country was in recession, people were out of work, the political parties were in open warfare — and the man who was going to be blamed for it all was President Barack Obama. […]

Join Bernie McCain and Gina Paige, President and Co-Founder of African Ancestry, Thursday February 4th at 5pm as we attempt to trace Bernie McCain’s African Ancestry during Black History Month. Founded in 2003 on years of research, African Ancestry, Inc. is an ancestry tracing company that pioneered African lineage matching in the United States utilizing […]

VIA: (born August 11, 1921, Ithaca, New York, U.S.—died February 10, 1992, Seattle, Washington) American writer whose works of historical fiction and reportage depicted the struggles of African Americans. Although his parents were teachers, Haley was an indifferent student. He began writing to avoid boredom during voyages while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard […]

VIA:  TheGrio.Com A revolution can occur in many ways. Some choose to protest with marches and picket signs. Bill T. Jones chose dance. The acclaimed dancer and choreographer has informed audiences on race, politics and sexuality in modern dance productions around the world for over thirty years. Born in Florida, Jones has said that growing […]

(Atlanta, GA) – Eight players, two coaches and one contributor were announced as the Inaugural Class of Inductees for the Black College Football Hall Of Fame. Established in 2009 by football pioneer quarterbacks Pro Bowl MVP James “Shack” Harris and Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams, the Hall of Fame is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and […]

VIA:  EncyclopediaOfChicago.Org Oscar DePriest was born in Florence, Alabama, to ex-slaves. He arrived in Chicago in 1889. DePriest worked as a painter and decorator, reportedly on occasion passing for white to get a job. He developed his own contracting business and began participating in community affairs. He began his political career as a precinct secretary, […]