Black History 2015

May 19, 2015

The Philadelphia Ramp-Up to Malcolm X’s Murder

During this particular broadcast, the WDAS studios on Edgeley Drive were surrounded both inside and out by Philadelphia Police and 'civil disobedience' officers. Reliable word had come down through the FBI and others that Malcolm X was going to be assassinated at the radio station.

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Mar 8, 2015

President Obama Delivers Compelling Speech to Commemorate Selma 50 Years Later

President Obama gives one of his most inspiring speech's to date. Commemorating 50 Years after the march in Selma, Alabama.

Feb 26, 2015

UPenn Professor Dr. Scott Brooks Merges Basketball With Business To Show Career Options

Dr. Scott Brooks took his love for basketball and turned it into a career and not as a player!

Feb 20, 2015

Why Malcolm X Is Being Written Out Of History

alf way down a winding country road in New York’s wealthy Westchester County, one of America’s most famous revolutionaries lies buried under three feet of crisp white snow. It is 50 years since Malcolm X was gunned down at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem and since then he has lain in Ferncliff Cemetery

Feb 19, 2015

Jimi Hendrix’s Screwed Up Contracts Resolved; Historic Recordings Unearthed

Signing screwed up contracts haunted Jimi Hendrix until he died in 1971. His sister has put in the work to get back the rights to some rare recordings by one of the most pioneering musicians in modern history!

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Feb 17, 2015

Obscure, 1903 Newspaper Article On Ernest Hogan, “The Father of Ragtime”

This is an article about Ernest Hogan, from the St. Louis Republican in 1902. His songwriting business was booming, but imagine having to deal with this racism, just to be a comedian or songwriter.

The Coon Song and How A Racist Chicago Cop Inspired Ragtime Music

Before there was Jazz, which is accepted as the first American style of music to influence artists worldwide, there was another unique form of music created in the United States -Ragtime.

NASA Isn’t Playing Games With Minorities, It’s Making Games For Them

NASA is trying to reach minorities with this new alternative reality game, DUST. Will their $2 million investment pay off?

Feb 9, 2015

African-American Film Pioneers, Racism And The True Origins Of The Movie Business

Did you know that African-American's were HEAVILY involved in the film biz BEFORE those stankin' Jim Crow laws?

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Feb 7, 2015

Forget Sports and Entertainment; Detroit Surgeon Will Convince You Its Easier To Become A Doctor

There's 400 guys in the NBA. But there's over 900,000 doctors in the U.S. Dr. Roderick Claybrooks new book will show you a realistic career option!