#AfricanAmerican

Politics | Politics

President Trump nominates Marine to be first black female general

President Donald Trump has nominated the first African-American woman for promotion to general.

Politics | Trump

Don't underestimate Kanye (and Trump) – Rapper could successfully deliver for forgotten black communities

Influential black figures malign any kind of outreach to the Trump administration. Perhaps they fear what these two forces together might accomplish for the black community: greater economic success and recognition by black America that its allegiance to

History | History

Zora Neale Hurston's interview with one of America's last slaves

Excerpt from Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston. In 1931, she sought to publish an important piece of American history — the story of Cudjo Lewis, the only living survivor of the final slave ship to land in America.

Entertainment | Movies

Every Time Hollywood Made the “Black Version” of a Hit Movie

From Blacula to Who’s Your Caddy?, we evaluate the most egregious examples of “What if we made a black version of X?”

History | History

12 Facts About Shirley Chisholm, The First African-American to Run For President

Before Hillary Clinton's historic rise, Shirley Chisholm lead a revolutionary campaign as the the first African-American to run for president for a major party.

Gaming | Gaming

Ed Smith And The Imagination Machine: The Untold Story Of A Black Video Game Pioneer | Fast Company | Business Innovat

At APF in the 1970s, as the second-known African-American video game engineer, he helped create an industry.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

An unspoken barrier to getting more black girls in the pool: the hair factor

Olympian Simone Manuel’s first-place finish in the 100-meter freestyle last week was more than a personal accomplishment: It was a cultural milestone. When she finished the race in 52.7 seconds, an Olympic record, she became the first African American t

Politics | Op-Ed

7 reasons why the Palestinian crisis & the Black struggle for freedom are absolutely nothing alike | Dumisani Washington

The “parallels” between the Palestinian plight and that of African-Americans have been made for decades, and this has always......