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Tuskegee Airmen

Tom Joyner, Terrence Howard, and many others discuss the significance of the Tuskegee Airmen, todays Little Known Black History Fact.

WOOK and Teenarama Dance Party

In 1963, Black teens weren’t allowed to join the cast of popular shows like “american bandstand,” so in response to the growing dance demand, Washington…

The Cake Walk

The cakewalk is a couples’ dance originated by black slaves in North America around the early 1900’s. It was originally known as the chalk line…

Cake Walk

The cakewalk is a couples’ dance originated by black slaves in North America around the early 1900’s. It was originally known as the chalk line…

Green Lantern

In 1971, comic book illustrators Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams released DC comic books with the country’s first black super-character named John Stewart. JOHN STEWART…

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the first black painters to become a world-renowned star in a new era called “neo-expressionist” in the 1980’s. Making a…

African Grove Theatre

The African Grove Theater was founded in lower Manhattan in 1821. Other black theaters were attempted, but the African Grove would become the most mainstream…

Carmen de Lavallade

Carmen DeLavallade was a remarkable figure of dance and choreography in African-American society. Her talent would become affiliated with names like Alvin Ailey, who, for…

DJ Kool Herc

Jamaican-born DJ Clive Campbell, a.k.a. DJ Kool Herc, is considered the father of hip-hop music. His technique of isolating the instrumental part of a record,…

The Ivory Bangle Lady

British archeologists analyzed the remains of an African woman said to be of high status in the Roman Empire. Her existence and burial were dated…