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HE PERSEVERED: How William Lewis of HAMMERING FOR FREEDOM Inspired Me to Keep Moving Forward

How an enslaved man's decades-long quest for freedom inspired me to push on.

Talk to ‘Em: House of Cards

It’s a house of cards. No, I’m not talking about the popular Netflix series. I’m talking about writing your picture book or novel and the...

Talk to ‘Em: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Getting a Grant (But Were Afraid to Ask)

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Talk to ‘Em: Writers, Find Your Tools and Use Them

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Meet Jacqueline Fountain, Inventor of Uro-Grip Technology!

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Meet DeVon Cooper and His Brainchild: INIQUITY!

Hello History Fans, Today we bring you an interview with rising Independent Filmmaker DeVon Cooper, the writer, director and producer of the Internet Series, Iniquity. FYI,...

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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

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Make a Change

Readers are smack dab in the middle of the age of multiculturalism. That includes diverse picture books that offer a closer look into the...

The Undefeated

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We Shall Overcome: A Song That Changed the World

I found this lovely book back in 2010, a few years before The Black History Channel was born, and somehow I neglected to post...

Paul Robeson

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Inventors

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INVENTION: AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE MESSAGE RECORDERIf you have ever wondered who invented the telephone answering machine, wonder no more! Benjamin F. Thornton was the man! Benjamin lived...

Granville T. Woods, “The Black Edison”

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Thomas Elkins…Keeping it Cold!

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George Washington Carver (National Geographic Readers)

There is a wonderful series of leveled readers out there, and it features great bios from history. Today's feature is a book called George...

Dr. George F. Grant…Teeing it Up!

Inventor - "The Golf Tee" Patent #628,920, December 12, 1899Dr. George Franklin Grant was born in Oswego, New York in 1847, and was the son...

Madame C.J. Walker

FIRST WOMAN MILLIONAIRE OF ANY RACE ON RECORD IN THE UNITED STATES Madame C.J. Walker aka - Sarah Breedlove Walker B. 12/23/1867 D. 5/25/1919 Born...

Lewis Howard Latimer and the Electric Lamp

LEWIS HOWARD LATIMER 1848-1928 1. Electric Lamp, Patent #247,097; September 13, 1881 2. Globe Supporter for Electric Lamps, Patent #255,212; March 21, 1882 Lewis Howard Latimater was born...

Joseph Dickinson…Playing a Tune

A brief history of inventor Joseph H. Dickinson.

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Prince Rogers Nelson Dies at Age 57!

The legendary musical genius, Prince Rogers Nelson -- aka, "Prince", was found "unresponsive" in one of the elevators at his Paisley Park estate at...

The Harlem Globetrotters Biography

This entry needs no explanation. In 1999, The Biography Channel hosted a 5-part biography series on The Harlem Globetrotters. Enjoy! Also posted at - www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA8xF_zz1g8

Herb Kent, Radio Legend, Has Passed Away

Herb Rogers Kent, the Chicago radio icon whose voice spread across the airwaves since just after World War II, died within hours of his...

Muhammad Ali

With the recent passing of “The Greatest”—aka, Muhammad Ali, on June 3, 2016, the world seems to have taken an interest in all things...

Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone

What little one doesn't love a soft lullaby to coax him or her to sleep. Especially when the lullaby comes from none other than...

Ira’s Shakespeare Dream

Anyone who has ever dreamed big will love author Glenda Armand’s newest picture book about a boy who “dreamed too big for a colored...

Beloved Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon Dies

For those of you old enough to remember the glory days of the Harlem Globetrotters, this image will bring a smile to your lips....

Trombone Shorty

Some people are born to perform. Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews is one of those people, and he explains all about it in his 2015...
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Morland Scholarship for African Writers

Hello History-Lovers, Here's the scoop on a generous grant for writers who were born in Africa, or whose parents were born in Africa. But hurry!...

Roll Of Thunder Publishing Contest

Hello Writers-of-Color, Penguin Random House LLC is searching for you! That's right, Penguin Random House is launching a debut children’s fiction contest "to find talented,...

Talk to ‘Em: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Getting a Grant (But Were Afraid to Ask)

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Grants are Everywhere

Are you drooling for a grant? Who isn't, especially in today's economy. But to get one, you'll have to do more than daydream. You'll...

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