Month: May 2019

This Little-Known Artist Behind Ghana’s Major Monuments Pioneered the Use of Adinkra Symbols in Art

Subject Art; Adinkra Symbols; Ghana Description Much respect follows the name Kofi Antubam, a phenomenal artist and designer from Ghana who elevated art and design and incorporated the use of traditional Adinkra symbols, which, to this date, remains a trend in Ghana. Creator Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson Source […]

3 Barbers Link Up To Open The Hottest Vegan Restaurant In New Orleans

Subject Connecting The Community Through Food; New Orleans Description Black barbers are connected to the community like few others. From corporate professionals to returning citizens, everyone in the Black community has to come to the barber shop. Creator D’Juan Hopewell Source Publisher File

Rappers Chamillionaire and E-40 Are Looking To Invest $25,000 in a Minority-Owned Startup

Subject Rappers Investing; Business; Hip Hop Description Earlier this year, Hakeem Seriki, a Grammy-winning hip hop artist, entrepreneur, and angel investor better known as Chamillionaire, launched a contest for black-founded start-ups and invested $10,000 in the winner. Now, the stakes are higher for round two. Creator Sequoia Blodgett […]

He’s Valedictorian of His High School Class. The Salutatorian? His Identical Twin

Subject Black Excellence; Education; Inspiration Description When Deontae and Deontre Wright receive diplomas at their high school’s commencement Wednesday afternoon, they’ll know who to thank for their motivation. Creator Michaela N. Vincent Source Publisher File

Smithsonian’s New Secretary, Lonnie Bunch III, Faces Political and Financial Challenges

Subject Smithsonian; Museums Description Lonnie G. Bunch III — the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture — has been appointed secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, becoming the first African American leader in its 173-year history. Creator Peggy McGlone Source Publisher […]

Meet the Black Jockeys Who Helped Create the Kentucky Derby

Subject History of Kentucky Derby Description After the Civil War, most horse trainers, grooms, and jockeys were Black men. In fact, of the 28 winning jockeys of the first Kentucky Derby, 15 of them were African American.  Creator Source Publisher File

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