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You may not know Gladys West, but her calculations revolutionized navigation.

This article originally appeared on 02.08.18If you've never driven your car into a lake, thank Gladys West. She is one of the mathematicians responsible for developing the global positioning system, better known as GPS. Like many of the black...

The incredible life of David Carll and his five generations who’ve raised families on his property

OYSTER BAY, New York -- Interwoven in the history of Oyster Bay, NY, a hamlet on the North Shore of Long Island, are untold stories of African Americans that have played significant roles in shaping the fabric of...

85 years after his oratorio was silenced, Black composer gets his due

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS -- Eighty-five years after composing an oratorio about emancipation from slavery, and 79 years after his own death, Black composer R. Nathaniel Dett finally received a long-overdue standing ovation after the performance earlier this year of...

Weekend festival in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood celebrates Black Wall Street

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A festival in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood Saturday will pay homage to Black Wall Street."I want to bring the whole essence of Black Wall Street back to the community," said organizer Carlas Prince Gilbert, who owns...

DuSable Museum Juneteenth: Facility changes name, branding ahead of holiday

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The DuSable Museum of African American History in Hyde Park was founded in 1961, years ago by husband and wife Dr. Margaret Taylor Burroghs and Charles Burroughs.The oldest independent Black museum in the United States,...

New name, look for DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center ahead of Juneteenth

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A new name and a new look for the oldest Black history museum in the country.Now gracing the South Side of Chicago is The Du, short for the DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center."This...
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“My biggest blessing so far”- Actor, Kiki Bakre and partner welcome first child

Actor, Okikiola Bakare better known as Kiki Bakare And his partner have welcomed their...
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