On This Day in Black History: July 26
1847
Liberia became an independent republic with its constitution based on the U.S. model.
1918
A race riot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania resulted in 4 dead, 60 wounded.
1967
H. Rap Brown was arrested for inciting a riot in Cambridge, Maryland, where he declared in a speech at a rally, that "Black folks built America, and if America don't come around, we're going to burn America down." .
2004
The European Union called for sanctions against Sudan for the government-sponsored atrocities committed in the Darfur region.

Today's Featured Page
Kente
Kente is not simply a cloth. Culturally, it visually depicts the historical, political, social and aesthetic tenets of Asante society. More...


Previously Featured Pages
Amy Jacques Garvey
Amy Jacques Garvey, wife of Marcus Garvey, did not derive her legitimacy from the status of her husband. She was a leading Pan-Africanist and Black Nationalist in her own right. More...

Dr. Keith Black
Born in 1957 in Tuskegee, Alabama, Dr. Keith Black is a world-renowned neurosurgeon and scientist. More...

King Jaja of Opobo
Strategically located between Bonny and the production areas of the hinterland, King Jaja controlled trade and politics in the Niger Delta. More...

Queen Tiye
Born in Nubia, Queen Tiye was the Great Royal Wife of Amenhotep III, mother of Amenhotep IV (later known as Akenhaton), and mother-in-law of Nefertiti. Highly prestigious during the reign of both her husband and son, she exerted her influence as queen consort and queen mother of Egypt over a fifty-year period. More...

Chief Albert John Luthuli
Chief Albert John Luthuli, a teacher and minor Zulu chief found that, as an employee of the South African government, his efforts to raise the living standards of his people were limited. More...

Sunni Ali Ber
It was not until Sunni Ali Ber, a member of the Sunni dynasty, ascended to the throne in 1464, that the rulers of Gao looked beyond the confines of the Niger valley. In 28 years he turned the kingdom of Gao into the Songhai empire. More...


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