Author: Deneen L. Brown

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The story of America's first black priest begins with a miraculous escape from slavery in 1862. [Read More]
Tags: Nation - America - black
The Kavanaugh case draws parallels to condemnation of racism and sexism seen 27 years ago when 1600 African American women rose to demand justice for... [Read More]
"The malicious defamation of Professor Hill ... sent a dangerous message to any woman who might contemplate a sexual harassment complaint," read the 1991 ad... [Read More]
In a city with more than 1,400 homeless children, linebacker Vontae Diggs knew he could be a source of inspiration as he attempted to make... [Read More]
The first documented Africans to arrive in the English-speaking colony of what would become Virginia, arrived in August 1619 on the "White Lion," a Dutch... [Read More]
The first documented Africans to arrive in the English-speaking colony of what would become Virginia, arrived in August 1619 on the "White Lion," a Dutch... [Read More]
Next year Virginia will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in English North America. [Read More]
Singer Nicki Minaj created a storm this week when the rapper declared herself the "new Harriet Tubman" amid a series of incendiary tweets about the... [Read More]
The rapper generated outrage by calling herself "the new Harriet Tubman." [Read More]
When Ron Stallworth was a child growing up in Texas and someone called him a n--, his mother encouraged him to respond with a good... [Read More]
When Ron Stallworth was a child growing up in Texas and someone called him a n--, his mother encouraged him to respond with a good... [Read More]
President Obama, who mourned Franklin's death Thursday, once grew emotional listening to the Queen of Soul belt out "Natural Woman" at the Kennedy Center. [Read More]
It was Valentine's Day 1967 when Aretha Franklin sat down at a piano in the Atlantic Records studio in New York and recorded Respect. [Read More]
It was Valentine's Day 1967 when Aretha Franklin sat down at a piano in the Atlantic Records studio in New York and recorded "Respect." The... [Read More]
Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department, was scanning a local newspaper in October 1978 when he spotted a classified... [Read More]
Stallworth, the subject of a new Spike Lee movie, even struck up a friendship with then-KKK Grand Wizard David Duke. [Read More]
The story of Stallworth's investigation is featured in the movie "BlacKkKlansman," which is based on Stallworth's book "Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation... [Read More]
Stallworth, the subject of a new Spike Lee movie, even struck up a friendship with then-KKK Grand Wizard David Duke. [Read More]
Two years before President Harry S. Truman signed an executive order to desegregate the armed forces, a black World War II veteran in uniform was... [Read More]
Harry S. Truman didn't start out as a champion of African Americans. [Read More]
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