16 Black American Cookbooks from 1800-1950s

According to the Michigan State Library, between 1800 and 1900, four cookbooks are known to have been written by Black Americans. They include Robert Roberts, The House Servant’s Directory (1827), Tunis G. Campbell, Hotel Keepers, Head Waiters, and Housekeepers’ Guide (1848), Abby Fisher, What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking. (1881), E.T. Glover, The […]

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Gertrude Jeannette-First Woman Cabdriver Who Turned Broadway Actor

Gertrude Hadley Jeannette became the first woman in New York City licensed to drive a motorcycle. She was the first woman licensed to drive a cab. She became the first black actor to appear on National Television. Playwright, producer, director, and actress of the stage and screen, Gertrude Hadley Jeannette, was born in Urbana, Arkansas, on November 28, 1914, to Willis […]

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Honoring our Veterans: Forgotten History

In history, black veterans have been a threat to Jim Crow and racial subordination. Thousands of black veterans were assaulted, threatened, abused, or lynched following military service. Black veterans who fought for our country often lost their lives after returning home by those they risked their lives to protect. The GI Bill helped foster a […]

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Honoring Our Veterans: A Talk with A Woman Vet

Podcast Notes  Introduction Sharmell: I want to introduce this exceptional person today; her name is ‘Charica. Hey, Hey, she is from Columbus, Ohio. OH-IO and she’s 31. She attended Columbus East High School. Go Tigers! She graduated from Ohio Dominican College and then……………. let’s bring Charcia in for the truth. Vanessa: this special episode talking mainly […]

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The First Black woman to receive a patent and Trademark.

Sarah Elisabeth Goode Sarah E. Goode was an entrepreneur and inventor. She was the very first American woman of African heritage to receive a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office 1885 (Patent #322,17). Although there is still a debate over who is the first recipient of the patent number, some say it […]

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Chicago teachers demand education justice and equality

Chicago Teachers have on strike for the 9th (now 10th) day. They are fighting for smaller class sizes, special education needs, librarians, social workers and more. Black and brown students are suffering the most from the inequity in Chicago’s public schools. The lack of Black teachers is also a concern. The statistics provided below are […]

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Mental Health in the Black Community and how Faith played a Part!

Teller: Asia Cross Asia has ten years of experience in the social service industry. She graduated from Columbia College. She has worked with children and adults with vocational training, cognitive disabilities and mental health. Asia currently works for two deliverance and inner healing ministries, God Therapy and Divergence. Mental Health as it relates to the […]