Robinson is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann, who was a successful real-estate agent in Los Angeles, and two children, Frank Kevin and Nichelle. Services were not announced. According to MLB, the Robinson family asked that, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., or the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington. … [Read more...] about Frank Robinson, Hall of Famer and first African American big-league manager, dies at 83
King was not oblivious to social ills, but her understanding deepened, she said, as she watched the video of police officers beating Rodney King, followed by the trial that acquitted them. She also recalled the riots of 1992 when, as a young teacher, she stood in her hillside home in South Los Angeles' largely African American, largely upscale View Park neighborhood, watching large swaths of Los Angeles burn. The experience deepened a longstanding instinct to help foundering students push ahead. … [Read more...] about Dr. Michelle King, the first African American woman to lead L.A. Unified, dies at 57
Published 8:01 am CST, Thursday, January 31, 2019 (BPT) - Looking for a window into the past? For families, history buffs, students — and anyone aspiring to understand the legacy of African-Americans who helped shape our country's history — there's no better place than Virginia. Explore the significance and impact of African-American history by visiting these sites from the 17th through the 19th centuries, which bring to life the amazing stories of the people who shaped the American Evolution. Jamestown Settlement: Explore America’s first permanent English settlement, vividly revealed through more than 500 fascinating artifacts in museum galleries and outdoor living history. Exterior exhibits include re-creations of a 17th-century Powhatan Indian village, colonial fort and three 1607 English ships that arrived in Jamestown. Learn about the cultures of the Powhatan Indians, west central Africans and English who converged in 1600s Virginia. Discover the … [Read more...] about Discover the legacy of African-American history in Virginia
By Filipa Ioannou Updated 5:08 pm PST, Friday, January 25, 2019 Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball." Click through the gallery for things you might not know about Sen. Kamala Harris. Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball." Click through the gallery for things you might not know about Sen. Kamala Harris. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Andre Chung Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Andre Chung Image 1 of / 23 Caption Close Image 1 of 23 Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball." Click through the gallery for things you might not know about Sen. Kamala Harris. Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball." Click through the gallery for things you might not know about Sen. Kamala Harris. Photo: Photo … [Read more...] about MSNBC host: Is Kamala Harris ‘seen as African American’?
By Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution In a new PETA public service announcement, actress Kimberly Elise of “For Colored Girls,” “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and “Soul Food,” is urging African-American communities to adopt a vegan diet.» RELATED: Jay-Z and Beyoncé 'challenge you' to become vegan Elise is also behind her popular vegan blog at kimberlyelise.com.“Stock your shelves with fruits, veggies, and grains, and try those veggie burgers and sausages you’ve seen on grocery store shelves,” Elise says in the PSA, which aired via WJLB-FM in Detroit this week.According to the PETA news release, a vegan diet is especially helpful for those who suffer from digestive problems due to cow’s milk, “a condition affecting 70 percent of African-Americans.” Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Tim Worley pens … [Read more...] about PETA, Kimberly Elise target African-American communities in ‘Go Vegan’ PSA