Black History Month 2023: How far Black soldiers have come — and the road ahead | Charles D. Allen

BY: - February 8, 2023

The true story of three officers who persevered as patriots in service to the nation. Remember them.

The exterior view of the Bethel African American Methodist Episcopal Church at 125 S. 6th St. in Philadelphia. Breton, William L., circa 1773-1855 Artist via the Library of Congress, World Digital Library.

A brief history of the Black church’s diversity, and its vital role in our politics | Analysis

BY: - February 6, 2023

The image of the Black church as the nation's moral conscience has always been a complicated matter


Teach Black history — don’t ban it | Opinion

BY: - February 5, 2023

Politicians fire teachers and ban books, but more and more Americans are standing up against this effort to erase our history.

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High schoolers need exposure to ideas in African American studies | Opinion

BY: - February 3, 2023

The indoctrination I see is the attempt by a vocal group of reactionaries to make sure students are taught only the social and religious values those reactionaries approve of.


What’s behind the attack on Black history? Fear, of course | John L. Micek

BY: - February 2, 2023

There always has been a corrosive element of know-nothingism in our politics. Now, we're plumbing new depths of cruelty.

President Barack Obama presents NBA champion and human rights advocate Bill Russell the Medal of Freedom on Feb. 15, 2011. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A Black history primer on African Americans’ fight for equality. Five key reads | Analysis

BY: - February 2, 2023

By Howard Manly As the father of Black history, Carter G. Woodson had a simple goal – to legitimize the study of African American history and culture. To that end, in 1912, shortly after becoming the second African American after W.E.B. Du Bois to earn a Ph.D. at Harvard, Woodson founded the Association for the […]

Martin Luther King Selma March

Dr. King’s ‘Road Ahead’ — and what it means to one Pa. community | Charles D. Allen

BY: - January 16, 2023

Our commemoration committee invites you to be part of this celebration as we seek to unite our Carlisle Community in truth and love.

Africatown logo, left, Voffee Jabateh, CEO of African Cultural Alliance of North America/ACANA, right (ACANA/Philadelphia Tribune).

Philly’s Africatown could be resurrection of Tulsa’s ‘Black Wall Street’ | Michael Coard

BY: - December 13, 2022

I'll expect to see you there every day, supporting SW Philly's renaissance.

Africatown Groundbreaking

Philly’s Africatown project to get $9M in state aid

BY: - November 29, 2022

The corridor is intended to become a tourism destination in a community that is home to African and Caribbean immigrants, officials said.


How Octavius Catto is keeping up the fight for Black voting rights | Michael Coard

BY: - October 4, 2022

A century-and-a-half after his death, the Philadelphia icon's inheritors are continuing his fight.

Queen Elizabeth II Dies At Balmoral Castle

You can’t untangle Queen Elizabeth’s legacy from Britain’s cruel colonialism | Michael Coard

BY: - September 20, 2022

Britons continue to benefit from their supremacy – correction, savagery – throughout the world in 2022.

Lewis Howard Latimer, 1882/Exhibit in the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Ill. (Image via The Philadelphia Tribune).

Meet Lewis Latimer, who made the light bulb longer lasting | Michael Coard

BY: - September 13, 2022

Latimer was an inventor, draftsman, engineer, and scientist as well as a poet, author, artist, flautist and philanthropist.