Women’s History Month: A Salute to Dorothy Dandridge

Born on November 9, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio, Dorothy Dandridge sang at Harlem's famed Cotton Club and Apollo Theatre and became the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress. Her ability to break new ground for African American women in film has drawn comparisons between her and baseball great …

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This Day in Black History: February 21st

On this day in Black history... 1. 1992 - Eva Jessye Eva Jessye choral director for the first Broadway production of Porgy and Bess died in Ann Arbor, Michigan Feb. 21, 1992. 2. 1987 - Black Rebellion in Tampa, Florida African Americans in Tampa, Florida rebelled after an African American man was killed by a …