Here's a New England story about a black medical community: doctors, dentists, pharmacists and nurses. Dr. Carl R. Gross recorded the history of black medical professionals while he practiced medicine. He spent six years compiling a list that tells a compelling story Read an updated feature writtern by Newell Warde in 2015.
Warner Home Video will celebrate Black History Month 2011 by releasing re-mastered versions of Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple starring Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg. Spike Lee's Malcolm X starring Denzel Washington and Angela Bassett will also be released on Blu-ray Disc for the first time.
A new book by President Barack Obama is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. of Thee I Sing, expresses traits Obama sees in his own children, illuminated through the lens of 13 interesting stories about notable Americans, including Jackie Robinson, George Washington, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Loren Long is the illustrator. Obama's daughters Malia and Sasha, inspired President Obama to create this work.
August 2010 Highlight: Soul Train Video Classics are back on Track. It's the 40th anniversary of a biggin' everyone's sure nuff diggin' as Don Cornelius and Time-Life dispatch a new silver streak collection of TV Soul Train video classics. Read Mickie Zoo's nice overview of The Best of Soul Train DVD in honor of Mr. Cornelius' long-lasting television enterprise.
July 2010 Highlight: Archaeologists dig into African American history in New Jersey. 2018 update: NewJerseyNewsroom.com shut down in 2016 so this article is no longer available.
June 2010 Highlight: Legacy Museum marks 10 years preserving region's black history.
May 2010 highlight: African American Military History Museum Celebrates First Anniversary. 2018 update: this story from the Los Angeles Chronicle is no longer available.
Dr. Dorothy Height (1912 - 2010) dedicated her life to public service, women’s rights, civil rights, and human rights. The YMCA was the beneficiary of her talent as an Executive Director and national board member between 1944 - 1957. She became the President of the National Council of Negro Women in 1958. Height was named "Woman of the Year" by the Ladies Home Journal in 1974. In 2004 Dr. Height was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.