‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Reveals Playwright Lorraine Hansberry’s Black Activism

At the heart of Hansberry’s ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ is the universal message of the desire for social progress amid the differing opinions on how to achieve it. A Raisin in the Sun is a play about an African American family aspiring to move beyond segregation and disenfranchisement in 1950s Chicago. Despite its specific era, the work speaks universally to the desire to improve one’s … Continue reading ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Reveals Playwright Lorraine Hansberry’s Black Activism

Pullman Porters

Just a few years after the Civil War, the Chicago businessman George M. Pullman began hiring thousands of African American men—including many former slaves—to serve white passengers traveling across the country on his company’s luxury railroad sleeping cars. While they were underpaid and overworked and endured constant racism on the job, the Pullman porters would eventually help to fuel the Great Migration, shape a new Black middle … Continue reading Pullman Porters

Exclusive Interview with Chadae’ Nichol! Talking about Mental Health and Wellness

I was super excited to talk to my girl Chadae’ Nichol about mental wellness during the pandemic and even before the pandemic. Her new program Transform! Helping people identify and get support for mental health and wellness. To sign up for her program go to: Chadaé Nichol (chadaenichol.com) Follow her on Instagram at: Chadaé NICHOL (@iamchadae) • Instagram photos and videos Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Chadae’ Nichol! Talking about Mental Health and Wellness

10 Black Inventors Who Changed Your Life

From the time European settlers began forcing Africans into the horrors of slavery in the early 17th-century American colonies, enslaver stole more than just these men and women’s freedom.  Over the course of American slavery’s nearly 250-year history, these particular slaveholders also attempted to take credit for their enslaveds’ inventions, and, as such, there’s no way of knowing exactly how many or, in some cases, … Continue reading 10 Black Inventors Who Changed Your Life

Black History Facts

Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history. Among prominent figures are Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first U.S. woman to become a self-made millionaire; George Washington Carver, who derived nearly 300 products from the peanut; Rosa Parks, who sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and galvanized the civil rights movement; and Shirley Chisholm, who was the first African American woman … Continue reading Black History Facts

NAACP Image Awards Nominations: Netflix Tops List With ‘Bridgerton’, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ & ‘Da 5 Bloods’

The NAACP Image Awards nominations were announced Tuesday (February 2,) by Chloe Bailey, Anika Noni Rose and Nicco Annan, along with T.C. Carson and Erika Alexander. Netflix emerged with a leading 48 nominations. The streaming giant featured several projects including “Da 5 Bloods,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Bridgerton” and “#blackAF.” via: Deadline With his final two performances, the late Chadwick Boseman earned two NAACP Image Awards … Continue reading NAACP Image Awards Nominations: Netflix Tops List With ‘Bridgerton’, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ & ‘Da 5 Bloods’