West co-founded the Association of Black Laboratory Employees (ABLE), in order to provide give African Americans a chance to excel in the field of science. ABLE has helped to establish more that 500 Phds for minorities and women through a summer research program at Bell Labs.

Via: For those who love to bathe in the nostalgia of the 1970s, Chicago’s Soul Train reunion party this Labor Day weekend rolled in to meet those expectations.

Via: JUBA — Thousands of South Sudanese danced through the night to mark the first hours of their independence on Saturday, a hard-won separation from the north that also plunged the fractured region into a new period of uncertainty. The Republic of South Sudan, an under-developed oil producer, became the world’s newest nation on the […]

Cole was the first African-American to star in a network variety program and he attracted a bevy of major black singers and musicians as guests, including Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Sammy Davis Jr. and Mahalia Jackson.

Via: Earlier this year the esteemed U.S. News and World Report listed Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law (TMSL) as the second most diverse law school in the nation.

Via: Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are home to some of the nation’s brightest leaders, and educational pioneers, along with producing some of the baddest bands and fiercely competitive football rivals.

It was the summer of 1950, and Mary Jean Price, the salutatorian of Lincoln High School in Springfield, Mo., hoped to enroll at a hometown college and become a teacher.


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