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Celebrating Black Troops Triumphant Entry into Richmond, the Former Confederate Capital

Celebrating Black Troops Triumphant Entry into Richmond, the Former Confederate Capital

By A. Peter Bailey (TriceEdneyWire.com) – On Sunday, April 3, 1865, according to Thomas Morris Chester, the only Black Civil War correspondent, “Brevet Brigadier General Draper’s brigade of colored troops, and Brevet Major General August Kautz’s division were the first infantry to enter Richmond. The gallant 36th Infantry U.S. Colored Troops, under Lieutenant Colonel B.F. Pratt, has the honor of […]

by · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · History, News, Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson will deliver the keynote at Thursday's opening day of the National/International Reparations Conference.

National/International Reparations Conference Begins Today

Caribbean countries have put a case for reparations before the British Parliament; Organization formed here to push the reparations movement Representatives from 10 Caribbean countries are scheduled to attend a three-day National/International Reparations Summit that begins at 7 p.m. today, April 9, with a welcome rally at Mother AME Zion Church in Harlem. Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder of the Rainbow […]

by · April 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Africa, History, News
Rosa Parks' face on the $20 bill.

Internet Voters Want Either Rosa Parks or Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill

Two iconic black women, Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman, are among four finalists who are in line as possible replacements for President Andrew Jackson’s mug on the $20 bill. The late First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and recently deceased Wilma Mankiller, the first woman chief of the Cherokee Nation, are the two other finalists, according to Internet voters. Voters want to […]

by · April 8, 2015 · 0 comments · History, News
Marcus Books, the nation's oldest African-American owned bookstore has closes its San Francisco location.

Marcus Books Closes Its San Francisco Chapter

By Frederick H. Lowe Marcus Book Stores, the nation’s oldest African-American-owned bookstore, has closed its San Francisco location after the landlord wrote the final chapter by evicting the bookseller for not paying rent. Marcus Books, named in honor of Marcus Garvey who often was referred to as Black Moses, was founded in 1960 in San Francisco by Ray and Julian […]

by · March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Business, History, News