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Sewit Sium Creates Handmade Jewelry that Celebrates Black History and Inspires Cultural Pride

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Sewit Sium is a designer of historically and culturally inspired African jewelry. Each handmade piece is a modern heirloom imbued…

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National Museum of African American History and Culture to acquire Ebony and Jet Archives

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture will acquire a significant portion of the archive of the Johnson…

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Restoration of Nina Simone’s Childhood Home To Begin This Spring

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The proposed rehabilitation of Nina Simone’s childhood home in Tryon, N.C., is moving forward, according to the National Trust for Historic…

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Danville, Virginia Celebrates Its History as a Mecca of Black Business

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North Union Street in Danville, VA has been an overlooked gem of history and culture for decades.. A recent national…

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The First Woman Bank Founder Was Black. She Just Got Her Own Monument

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Maggie Lena Walker was the first woman of any race to start a bank. St. Luke’s Penny Savings, gave loans to Black…

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Where Have All the Black-Owned Businesses Gone? – The Atlantic

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At the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., a hallway of glass display cases…

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Harlem’s Schomburg Center Named Historic Landmark

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The Harlem-based, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has been named a national landmark by the US Department of the…

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Jeanette Epps: First Black Astronaut To Board The International Space Station

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On January 4th, NASA selected aerospace engineer and astronaut, Jeanette Epps as one of the crew members that will be boarding the…

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Ana Flavia: First Black Model to Win Brasil’s Ford Models Contest

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On December 10th, Ana Flavia of Salvador, Bahia, became the first Black model to win Super Model of The World –…

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Annie Turnbo Malone: One of the First Black Women Millionaires in the U.S.

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If you haven’t heard of Annie Turnbo Malone before today, you aren’t alone. When we found out about her, we were…

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