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Great African American Women
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 May 2009
"They led the way and bore the pain for an entire continent" WINNIE MANDELAWinnie Mandela is like no other woman in Africa because she has given all that she humanly can and is still giving so that ... read more >>
Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA)
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 07 May 2009
Attorney Fred Gray in Court                    Edgar D. Nixon - Mug ShotParks, Nixon & Gray Professor Jo Ann RobinsonJohnnie R.D. Carr, President ... read more >>
Buffalo Soldiers
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 April 2009
William Carney a Buffalo Soldier, Buffalo Soldiers, Buffalo Soldiers in Cuba, A Soldier of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, A Fighting Unit  "They were the criteria for Black soldiers in the U.S. ... read more >>
Tuskegee Airmen
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 April 2009
A Graduationg class of Tuskegee AirmenLegendsBy Yussuf J. SimmondsTuskegee Airmen"They allowed Black military men to fly the friendly skies with honor"When Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president ... read more >>
African American Lieutenant Governors
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 09 April 2009
Oscar J. Dunn, Alonzo J. Ransier, Caesar "CC" Antoine George L. Brown, Mervyn M. Dymally, Jennette B. Bradley Michael S. Steele, Anthony G. Brown, David A. PatersonA lieutenant governor in the United ... read more >>
Black Women and the Academy Awards-Winners & Nominees
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 26 March 2009
"Their Stars still shined as bright as anyone else's" At the dawn of the 21st century in 2001, Halle Berry received an Academy Award as the best actress in "Monster's Ball." ... read more >>
Black Women in the Struggle
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 19 March 2009
They Lived "Til Death Do Us Part" In honor of Women's History Month, "Legends" is pleased to re-publish "BLACK WOMEN IN THE STRUGGLE" as a tribute to all Black women ... read more >>
Ambassadors (Part II)
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 26 February 2009
"They represented the United States throughout the World" Many of the Black men and women who represented the United States as ambassadors have done extraordinary work and for the most ... read more >>
PATRICE LUMUMBA
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 19 February 2009
"Legendary freedom fighter and founding Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo" "What we want for our country is its right to an honorable life, to a dignity without ... read more >>
Broadway Federal Bank
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 February 2009
"For over six decades, "Broadway" has been the community banker." As the nation's economic condition worsens, it is fitting to note that a local of bank, dedicated to serving ... read more >>
Charles C. Diggs, Jr.
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 January 2009
"As the first Black congressman from Michigan, he helped form the Congressional Black Caucus." "When we talk about self determination for the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.), ... read more >>
The Campaign
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 22 January 2009
"Obama's road to the White House changed the dynamics of presidential campaigns forever"THE ANNOUNCEMENT One of the cornerstones of American democracy is that every four years a president ... read more >>
The 1963 March on Washington
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 January 2009
"There Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I-Have-A-Dream" Speech" The 1963 March on Washington drew a crowd of over 250,000 people and it heralded the height of the ... read more >>
The Ambassadors
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 January 2009
"They represent(ed) the United States throughout the world" United States ambassadors are high-ranking accredited diplomats who serve as the official representative of the U.S. to foreign ... read more >>
The Departed 2008
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 01 January 2009
"They're gone but their memories still linger on" JANUARY: ERNIE "ARROWHEAD" HOLMES--won two super bowls as anchor of Pittsburgh Steelers. (1/17) FEBRUARY: JOHNNIE CARR--succeeded ... read more >>
Bob Jones
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 December 2008
Though the name "Bob Jones" is a common name, there was nothing common about Robert Gooden Jones, a Motown legend, a publicist, an author and also well known as vice president of Michael ... read more >>
Plessy vs Ferguson
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 December 2008
"The dictum of this decision enshrined 'separate-but-equal' into the fabric of society" Prior to the Plessy vs Ferguson United States Supreme Court decision in 1896, Blacks and Whites ... read more >>
John Mercer Langston 1829 - 1897
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 04 December 2008
John Mercer Langston was born a free man in Louisa County, Virginia. He was the son of Ralph Quarles, a White plantation owner and Lucy Langston, a Black Native American woman, one of Quarles' ... read more >>
Rosewood
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 27 November 2008
Rosewood was a predominantly Black town in Florida that experienced one of the most vicious massacres of Black people in America early in the 20th century. That the massacre was not widely reported ... read more >>
The Senators
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 November 2008
Since the nation was founded, there have been five Black senators in the United States Senate—there were three Republicans and two Democrats. The Republicans were Hiram R. Revels and Blanche K. ... read more >>
Robben Island
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 October 2008
In the annuals of history, there have been numerous inhumane prisons where men have banished other men for crimes and “non-crimes” especially militant, political activities, the latter became ... read more >>
Norman Whitfield
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 09 October 2008
 Norman WhitfieldNorman Whitfield was one of the architects of the Motown sound during the 60s and 70’s; he was a talented songwriter, arranger and record producer extraordinaire. He did not ... read more >>
Fannie Lou Hamer
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 02 October 2008
Fannie Lou HamerIf Fannie Lou Hamer were alive today, the 2008 presidential campaign would bring tears to her eyes and a smile to her face. She would have been able to rest for a while, take a deep breath ... read more >>
Duke Ellington
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 September 2008
 Duke EllingtonBorn Edward Kennedy Ellington, the masterful music he made and left a distinguished legacy to the world. As one of the most important composers in the history of jazz, “Duke” ... read more >>
Shirley Clarke Franklin
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 28 August 2008
Mayor Shirley Clarke FranklinIn 2005, Mayor Shirley Clarke Franklin of Atlanta was named one of the top five best big-city mayors and one of the best leaders. She was the first woman ever to be elected ... read more >>

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