Don Lemon: Legacy of ‘one drop’ rule inspires search for family history

You never know from where inspiration will come. I am often envious of my friends who can recite stories about ancestors that have been handed down through generations. I can't do that. As a descendant of slavery in America, that hasn't felt … [Continue reading...]

Caribbean genealogy library offers a window into the past

In a clean and bright room on St. Thomas, buried treasure is waiting to be found. The Caribbean Genealogy Library, founded in 2000, holds a treasure trove of historical documents to help Virgin Islanders trace their family trees. Loaded with … [Continue reading...]

National Museum of African American History and Culture Exhibition Examines Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and Monticello will present “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty,” an exhibition of artifacts—many never seen before—from excavations at Jefferson’s Virginia … [Continue reading...]

Q-Tip Gets Swabbed & Discovers His African Roots

A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip tests his DNA to trace back his African ancestral roots. … [Continue reading...]

The Shocking True Story of a Deadly Black/Indian Alliance in the Old West – New Novel Uncovers the Fascinating Tale

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- In the summer of 1895, terror gripped the Indian Territories (today's Oklahoma). The youthful, multi-racial Rufus Buck gang was on the rampage. Their goal: to reclaim Indian lands from US … [Continue reading...]

Readex to Launch Digital Edition of the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Unparalleled Collection of Afro-Americana

Naples, FL (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 A digital edition of Afro-Americana, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia will be introduced in late Spring 2012 by Readex, a division of NewsBank. Created from the Library Company’s acclaimed … [Continue reading...]

Plains reclaim historical farming town

From old mining towns in the mountains that saw claims dry up to farming communities on the Eastern Plains that suffered from a lack of water, Ghost towns exist throughout Colorado. The founder of one of these farming communities - Oliver … [Continue reading...]

Jekyll Island Authority Announces Black History Month Celebration

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jekyll Island will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of programs highlighting the experiences of African Americans on the Georgia coast.  Special events offered throughout the month of … [Continue reading...]

Bounce TV Celebrates Black History Month with “Our History” Campaign

ATLANTA, Jan. 20, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Bounce TV's ( first Black History Month tribute will be called "Our History" and will feature Bounce TV premieres of powerful documentaries spanning topics such as slavery, the Civil … [Continue reading...]

Showtime® Kicks Off Black History Month With Documentary “Brooklyn Boheme”

Nelson George’s Documentary Chronicling The Black Artist Community of Fort Greene Debuts On February 2nd At 8:30 PM (ET/PT) LOS ANGELES, CA (January 20, 2012) – SHOWTIME will begin a month-long series of programming in honor of Black History Month, … [Continue reading...]