History

Jul 4, 2018

Frederick Douglass, July 4th, And Remembering Babylon In America

Fourth of July is a celebration for America, but for African-Americans, the holiday is a touchy subject.

Jun 20, 2018

African-American Music Appreciation Month: 5 Essential Reads

Check out this article with a "playlist" of features on some great black musicians you need to know.

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Jun 19, 2018

New Research Project Shows The Gentrification Of Hip-Hop Through Atlanta Rap Lyrics

Two students from Georgia State University are studying how hip-hop lyrics will serve as historical references.

Mar 8, 2018

Charles Barkley’s New Tech Deal Brings African-American History To Thousands Of Students

Sir Charles is about to school thousands of students in African-American history thanks to a new technology deal.

Dec 21, 2017

Does Singing Jingles Bells Make You A Racist?

Are you being a racist by singing Jingle Bells? Check out this Professor's opinion.

Nov 29, 2017

Book Offers A Glimpse Into The History Of Miami Hip-Hop

The history of Miami hip-hop is explored in this new book featuring rare interviews, photos and more.

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Oct 9, 2017

How “White People” Were Invented By A Playwright in 1613

It may sound hard to believe, but there was a time where the concept of "race" did not even exist. Read on.

Marley Marl Drops Some History Prior to Presenting Afrika Bambaataa’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Marley Marl was accompanied by his son during the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to a founding father of Hip-Hop Afrika Bambaataa.

Jan 15, 2016

The True Story of The Beatles and A Black Owned Business That Lost Billions

The Beatles' first records were released on Vee Jay, one of (but not the first) the "big" black owned label before Motown's unprecedented success.

African-American’s Were Elected During “Radical Reconstruction”

KNOW YOUR HISTORY! African-American's Were Elected During "Radical Reconstruction"

Sep 29, 2015

If The Gods From Mt. Olympus Were Alive In Human Form, Who Would They Be?

If 12 of the Gods or Goddesses that once roamed Mount Olympus were alive today, who would they become in human form.

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Sep 14, 2015

FuckkkkkkK! Historian Brings New Meaning to the Term “Old as Fuck” With Discovery

Dr. Paul Booth was researching old court records dating back to the 1300’s. That is where he found a man named "Roger Fuckebythenavele," who was being named an outlaw by the court.

Jun 3, 2015

Black Music Month Special: The Story of Prince’s Debut In The United Kingdom

It's Black Music Month and we have some great stories lined up for you to read all month. Start with this story about PRINCE's debut in the United Kingdom in 1981!!!

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.

Mar 11, 2015

The Story of The Song “The Mexican,” And The Link Between Rapper GZA and A Teacher In Nashville

GZA and Tom Morello's new track "The Mexican" stretches way back into Hip-Hop's history. The original creator of the tune runs the audio department of SAE Institute!

Feb 17, 2015

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.