Sheroes: Anna Douglass and Claudette Colvin

  Anna Murray-Douglass and Claudette Colvin are little-known figures in African-American history, often being left out of narratives involving prominent contributions towards black liberation. Anna Murray-Douglass grew up in the 19th century as the first emancipated child to her newly-freed parents. While she played a pivotal role in American history, most of us know her…

Black Tudors: Opening the Door to a Hidden History

It is generally believed that black people first came to England as slaves. That assumption is a common misperception and one that historian Miranda Kaufmann is working to correct with her first book, Black Tudors: The Untold Story. This remarkable book explores the heretofore unknown history of black people in 16th century England—individuals who lived freely…

Celebrating the Richness of African Ancestry and History

As we observe Black History Month in February, educators and historians are busy collaborating with artists, community leaders and activists for the purpose of preparing lessons, exhibits and events to highlight the importance of African ancestry and history to the development of North American society. Traditionally, Black History Month celebrations in the United States focus…

Facebook, Twitter freeze Trump

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced he was banning President Donald Trump from the platform indefinitely. Zuckerberg, alluding to the US Capitol siege, said he was disturbed at the shocking events, and that they clearly demonstrated Trump’s “[intention] to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power” to president…