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Arthur Wharton: the world’s first black professional footballer

Arthur Wharton: the world’s first black professional footballer

By Owen Amos BBC News website 15 October 2014 Last updated at 23:00 GMT A 16ft statue of the world’s first black professional footballer was unveiled at the FA’s national…

The Ugly Racial Undertones In Our Panicked Response To Ebola: Fear of a Black Planet

The Ugly Racial Undertones In Our Panicked Response To Ebola: Fear of a Black Planet

BY TARA CULP-RESSLER POSTED ON OCTOBER 16, 2014 AT 4:18 PM On Thursday, as the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) testifies before Congress about the potential failings in…

Young Money Launches A Hotline And Wants You To Give Them A Call!

The innovative San Francisco-based mobile company Phonio has officially launched the Young Money Hotline, their collaboration with Young Money Entertainment, the record label founded and owned by Lil Wayne.  The mobile…

Blacks, Baseball and the Civil War

Blacks, Baseball and the Civil War

By GEORGE KIRSCH SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 9:03 PM The Civil War era revolutionized the still-nascent game of baseball in America – and not just for whites. During the war black…

Inside South Africa’s whites-only town of Orania

Inside South Africa’s whites-only town of Orania

By Pumza Fihlani BBC News, Orania 6 October 2014 Last updated at 11:24 ET I spent a few days in Orania, a town established in 1991 where no black people…

Abraham Galloway, slave who became state senator,’ honored with roadside marker in North Carolina

Abraham Galloway, slave who became state senator,’ honored with roadside marker in North Carolina

October 4, 2014 By Jonathan Spiers The name of Abraham Galloway, whose ascent from slavery to the state legislature was a story nearly forgotten to the passing of time, will…

African-Americans’ search for equality led to the Soviet Union

African-Americans’ search for equality led to the Soviet Union

[embedded content] “Black Russians -The Red Experience” documentary trailer October 1, 2014 Ivan Savvine, special to RBTH Faced with discrimination at home in the 1920s and 1930s, some found new…