Little Known Black History Facts

Robert Robinson Taylor is  recognized as the first Black student to attend the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, along with becoming its first Black graduate. Taylor is also regarded as the nation’s first Black architect, and his likeness has appeared on a Black Heritage Forever stamp. Born June 8, 1868 in Wilmington, N.C., Taylor’s father […]


A white male professor at a historically black Tuskegee University is suing the university and claiming he’s being discriminated against because of his race and age. As reported by USA Today, Marshall Burns, a professor of physics, filed a federal discrimination lawsuit July 19, alleging that despite putting in four-decades of work at the university, he’s not […]

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R&B hitmaker Lionel Richie, 69, has confessed that he was once determined to become a priest but changed his mind after a spirited encounter with a group of adoring young women. In an interview with this week’s issue of PEOPLE, the “American Idol” judge recounts his road to success and his Aha! moment with the Commodores — […]


Kentucky State has experienced nothing but frustration against Tuskegee since the Thorobreds joined the SIAC in 1997. That changed Saturday, however, as they handed the nationally ranked Golden Tigers their first loss of the season, a 10-9 Homecoming defeat. The Thorobreds (4-4, 3-0 SIAC West) emerged with the win when junior defensive lineman Rodriguez Jones […]

An HBCU is in mourning this week. In sad news out of Tuskegee University, the school’s president, Dr. Benjamin F. Payton has died. Payton was the fifth president of the school, serving in the role for almost 30 years. reports: Dr. Benjamin F. Payton served as the university’s fifth president from 1981 until Aug. 1, […]

Long before the dominating presence of Venus and Serena Williams in the world of tennis, a pair of sisters from Washington, D.C. and Tuskegee University graduates blazed a mighty trail in the sport. Margaret Peters and Matilda Roumania Peters-Walker were clay court legends in their hometown and stars of the all-Black American Tennis Association. Margaret, […]

Marilyn Mosby is clearly comfortable in a courtroom. Fifteen years ago, when Mosby was a student at Tuskegee University, she suspected that a neighbor had broken into her apartment when she away and had, of all things a baby shower for his pregnant wife. The NY Daily News Reports:  The 35-year-old Baltimore City State’s Attorney […]

First Lady Michelle Obama stood on the stage at Tuskegee University and told her truth. In a passionate and candid speech, the First Lady told a 2015 graduating class at Tuskegee University how she overcame her own personal insecurities and sleepless nights after she was mocked by the media and conservatives who took deliberate aim […]

  Clarence E. Huntley Jr. & Joseph Shambrey, who both served as part of the elite all-Black Tuskegee Airmen force, died this past Sunday at their Los Angeles homes. Lifelong friends who enlisted into the Army Air Force together, Huntley (pictured) and Shambrey were both 91. Huntley and Shambrey were both air mechanics for the […]

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Last December, armed with four unique proposals and an infectious passion for building a sustainable community, student team finalists from Fayetteville State University, Howard University, Huston-Tillotson University and Tuskegee University descended on Ford World Headquarters last week to present their projects to a panel of judges, which included radio personality Tom Joyner, in the first […]

UPDATE: The six students are headed home! The petition organizers confirmed this, writing: All six students are completely healthy and will be departing Monrovia, Liberia on August 17. We would like to thank the entire Tuskegee family, as well as all others that supported! Tuskegee also sent out a confirmation to the TU community, stating: […]

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Fisk University of Nashville, Tennessee was founded in 1865 by John Ogden, Reverend Erastus Cravath, and Reverend Edward Smith. It was named after General Clinton B. Fisk of the Tennessee Freedman’s Bureau. The school held its first classes in 1866 at the Union army barracks with students ranging from ages seven to seventy. It had […]