Mami Johnson photographed on February 14, 1998, at the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Khue Bui) via Mamie Johnson, the first woman to take the mound as a major-league pitcher, has died at 82 Advertisements
On this day in 1920, the National Negro Baseball League was organized. In a segregated country, the professional baseball league gave black players and Latin American players a platform to thrive.
by Alex Carp NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS From their very beginnings, the American university and American slavery have been intertwined, but only recently are we beginning to understand how deeply. According to the surviving records, the first enslaved African in Massachusetts was the property of the schoolmaster of Harvard. Yale funded its first graduate-level courses and […]
On this day in 1818, American writer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass chose to mark his birthday. Born into slavery around this date under the name Frederick Bailey in Tuckahoe, Maryland, Douglass fled to New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1836 and went on to establish himself as one of his generation’s leading minds.
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Court Update: Judge Challenges CDCR’s Use of Solitary Confinement and Sleep Deprivation Two lawsuits against CDCR for depriving prisoners of sleep are transferred to Coleman v Brown judge On Feb 8, 2018, Northern District Judge Vince Chhabria held a hearing on a motion by the California Department of…
Quotation Food For Thought: 1A. “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.” Frederick Douglass 1 B. “Freedom is something you take with your own hands. You control it with your own hands. You do not leave it to other people or alliances. You first make alliance with yourself. […]
“Only through resistance will we be able to gain our rights, freedom, and independence.” -Salah Hamour
“Prison will not be the place where the occupier buries our hopes and dreams.”- Salah Hamouri
This copy of David Walker’s “Appeal”, held in the collections of Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, was owned and signed by W.E.B. Du Bois. (Emory Photo/Video) via “Walker’s Appeal” laid bare the ethical bankruptcy of American slavery
Himba women styling their hair — imaginetravel.com Ask any black woman about the kind of relationship she has with her hair, and she may tell you that it’s almost like a romantic affair. From spending long hours at the salon to having it washed and braided or pressed, to the amount of money spent on […]