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Floyd Norman was Disney's first Black animator. #disney   #animation   #cartoon   #art   #blackhistory   #floydnorman   #littleknownblackhistoryfacts  
Floyd Norman was the first Black animator hired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios, a legacy that will remain cemented in time. Norman is the subject of a new documentary that airs this we…
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Hip-Hop fans say they want something real, something soulful, something tangible. That's what Mahogany Jones provides in droves on her latest opus, Sugar Water. The sophomore effort finds the Detroit-based MC wrestling with matters of the day along with an unflinching confidence in herself from the onset. This isn't just bars and beats. It's music with a purpose and a source of nourishment. Simply put, Sugar Water is pure dope.
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Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, addressed the NAACP on this day in 1947. President Truman was the first sitting president to address the organization and is viewed as the …
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The matches between American boxer Joe “The Brown Bomber” Louis and German Max “Black Uhlan of the Rhine” Schmeling defined the era of early 20th Century boxing. On this day in 1938, Louis defeated…
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Prathia Hall was a prominent civil rights activist and preacher who reportedly influenced Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech. Hall is one of the first women ordained i…
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The legend of the invention of the potato chip largely points to a Black and Native American man by the name of George Speck. While details surrounding “Saratoga Chips” continue to be a poin…
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Toni Stone was the first woman to play for a men's professional baseball league. #tonistone #baseball #blackhistory #littleknownblackhistoryfacts #negroleagues #sports  
Toni “Tomboy” Stone was the first woman to play for a men’s professional baseball league. Although she was signed to save a lagging Negro League team’s ticket sales, she proved to be fa…
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GodallahTruth Hall, of Gods’Illa. “It was just a natural fit. It made so much sense to have [Erykah Badu] do things the way we did.”—Acem Eternal Mind, Gods’Illa In 2009, Forestville, Maryland rap …
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Marvel Comics turned heads on Wednesday when it was announced that Tony Stark, better known as the Invincible Iron Man, will step outside of his super-powered suit and pass the reigns to a Black gi…
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The story of Will and William Tell, two unrelated Black men who were prisoners at Kansas’ Leavenworth Penitentiary, has become a legendary tale in forensics science lore. The two men looked n…
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Ho Chi Minh, the famed Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader was instrumental in leading North Vietnam to eventual independence from French colonizers. According to historians, Ho was influence…
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Robert F. Williams is considered by many to be the architect behind the modern Black Power movement. He was a highly influential figure for leaders of the Black Panthers and similar groups. …
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