Eugene Bullard was known as “The Black Swallow of Death.” He is considered the father of black fighter pilots. Read more about his life!
Daniel Hale Williams is a pioneer who is responsible for performing the world’s first successful open heart surgery! Read more!
Dr. Shirley Jackson is one of the most noted physicists in history thanks to her ground breaking work, which led to tech we can’t live without!
On February 25th, 1870, Hiram R. Revels became the first black man to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Read more about his life and legacy!
When you pick up your cell phone to make a phone call or send a text, make sure you give some props to inventor, Jesse Russell!
W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the leading minds who fought ardently for the freedom of black people in the 19th and 20th centuries. Read more about the legendary leader!
Sylvia Rhone is trailblazing pioneer in the music business. Read about her come up and how she is still impacting the culture!
Malcolm X was gunned down on February 21st, 1965. Read about the legendary activist’s life and times as part of Black History Month!
Queen Latifah is a trailblazing hip-hop legend. Read about her many accomplishments in this tribute to the actress for Black History Month!
Jay-Z is not only a dope rapper, but he also has a number of firsts – including being the first black billionaire from hip-hop culture!
Erin Jackson made history during the 2022 Olympics as the first black woman to win a Gold medal in speed skating. Read more!
Huey Newton created possibly the most defining historical movement ever seen in the Black community. Newton was the co-founder of the Black Panther Party, along with Bobby Seale. Their organization spearheaded a number of community support programs such as medical clinics, clothing banks, and food banks. Huey Newton was born on February 17th, 1942 in […]
Read about the history of NHL legend Willie O’ree and how he was the first black player in the National Hockey League! Read more!
Phillis Wheatley became one of the first published African American poets. This post explores her life as a slave and her time after being emancipated.
Alexander Miles is well known as the inventor who revolutionized the design for elevators, ensuring they were safer for all. This article explores his work and his life.
T. Thomas Fortune is considered one of the leading civil rights advocates for Black Americans through the late 1800s. This article explores his work.
Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield was a pioneering black singer who transcended the racism of her time to become one of the best known singers!
William Liedesdorff is widely considered to be the first black millionaire. This article sheds some light on his fascinating story.
Stagecoach Mary is a legendary figure from the times of the Wild West. Learn more about Mary Fields and her incredible achievements.
Reginald F. Lewis is known as America’s first black billionaire. This article explores his life and his incredible accomplishments.