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Organizing coverage for a US inauguration is always a bit hectic, especially with a new administration coming in," writes AFP's photo coordinator for North America Eva Hambach. "But this one has been by far the most difficult."

Organizing coverage for a US inauguration is always a bit hectic, especially with a new administration coming in," writes AFP's photo coordinator for North America Eva Hambach. "But this one has been by far the most difficult.

Little Known Black History Fact: The Fultz Quads were the worlds's first recorded African American identical quadruplets and was born May 23,1946 in REIDSVILLE, NC. Baby Formula company PET jumped on the opportunity to use these little baby girls as endorsements for their product. Interesting story with ultimately a sad ending for these four beauties.

Little Known Black History Fact: The Fultz Quads were the worldss first recorded African American identical quadruplets and was born May in REIDSVILLE, NC. Baby Formula company PET jumped o?

Why we must continue to stride for Social, Political & Economic Independence & full Equality...

In the Greenwood Avenue district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was an exemplar of what a motivated African American middle class could accomplish. Dubbed, "The Negro Wall Street," Greenwood Avenue was populated by successful African American families, business

Margaret "Mag" Palm  A conductor on the Underground Railroad  Margaret Palm was a colorful character in Gettysburg's African-American community during the mid-nineteenth century. Before the Civil War she served as a conductor along the local branch of the Underground Railroad, earning the nickname Maggie Bluecoat for the blue circa-1812 military uniform coat she wore while conducting fugitive slaves north from the area.

Margaret “Mag” Palm - Before the Civil War she served as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, earning the nickname Maggie Bluecoat for the blue military uniform coat she wore while conducting fugitive slaves to the North.

Jimmie Lee Jackson was a young, unarmed civil rights protestor who was shot by an Alabama State Trooper in 1965. Jackson’s death inspired the Selma to Montgomery marches, an important event in the American Civil Rights movement.

"Jimmie Lee Jackson was a young, unarmed civil rights protestor who was shot by an Alabama State Trooper in Jackson’s death inspired the Selma to Montgomery marches, an important event in the American Civil Rights movement." "Never Forget.

James Shepard statue at NCCU. Image courtesy of NC Office of Archives & History. Article from NCpedia, reprinted from the Encyclopedia of North Carolina.

James Shepard statue at NCCU. Image courtesy of NC Office of Archives & History. Article from NCpedia, reprinted from the Encyclopedia of North Carolina.

THE ATLANTA RIPPER Another Little-Known Unsolved Mystery from American History As almost any historical crime writer can tell you, it is a sad fact that African American murder victims rarely received the newspaper coverage that white victims received. This was especially true prior to the middle part of the twentieth century, when lynchings and race riots were still a tragic reality in American history. The fact that so many people have never heard of the “Atlanta Ripper”

"The Atlanta Ripper", a serial killer that only targeted African-American women. In a time when lynchings and were still a tragic reality in American history, newspapers and police didn't care much about theese victims.

Mary Ann Shadd, was born a free black in Wilmington, Delaware. The first  black woman in North America to edit a weekly paper... anti-slavery efforts & editorials... At a time when it was still uncommon for women to speak in public, she lectured frequently in the United States against slavery & for black emigration to Canada. ...1883; becoming one of the first black female lawyers in the country. Born 10/9/1823. Died in 1893, fighting for Civil Rights to the end.

In Mary Ann Shadd (Cary) became the Black female journalist, editor & publisher for the Provincial Freeman. In she was also the woman admitted as a corresponding member of the black convention movement

Marjorie Lee Browne (September 9, 1914 - October 19, 1979) was a noted mathematics educator. She was one of the 1st African American women to receive a doctorate in Mathematics in the U.S. She graduated from Howard University, majoring in mathematics, and graduating cum laude in 1935.

Marjorie Lee Browne (September 1914 – October was a notable mathematics educator, the second African-American woman to receive a doctoral degree in the U., and one of the first black women to receive a doctorate in mathematics in the U.

Christmas Eve, Ferndale, California Copyright: Mac Collins

Church is central to Christmas-for Advent, when we long for Christ's coming, celebrate his arrival to live with and be one of us; when we sing the Christmas narrative; when we glorify and praise God!

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