Black History Month

Today for Black History Month 2019, we are highlighting media mogul Cathy Hughes. Birth Date: April 22, 1947 Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska Fun Facts:  Cathy founded Radio One (now known as Urban One) in 1980, and today is the chairman of the billion dollar company that operates in 16 markets with 54 stations Cathy has 1 son, Alfred Liggins, […]

Community Voices host Ron Holland begins to wind down on his Author’s Series for Black History Month and brings in author Stephanie Brace-Sanders who wrote the book, “Poems In The Key Of Life: Different Shades of Different Colors. Brace-Sanders talks about her inspiration behind the book, her favorite poem plus why she doesn’t use social […]

Kevan Glover Founder, The Konnected Foundation Kevan Glover grew up in Buffalo, New York as the eldest of four children. He proved early on to be a leader and motivator amongst his family, his peers, and on the basketball court. On a road trip in 2001 with friends to Charlotte, he fell in love with the city: for […]

Akeliah Stewart, MHC Center 360 Inc., Founder & Board Member The Relatives Crisis Center,  Program Supervisor For the past 16 years Akeliah has worked with youth in need. In 2007 she started her journey in Charlotte first as a volunteer and then Program Director with Time Out Youth, a local non-profit for LGBTQ youth and […]

1844-? Cathay Williams was the only known female African American Buffalo Soldier. She was the first black woman to be documented for her service in the U.S. Army before women were officially allowed to enlist. Buffalo Woman Williams was born in September of 1844 in Independence, Missouri. Aside from this lone fact, details of her […]

Erica Campbell & GRIFF discuss little-known black history facts.

1942 Huey Newton ~ (founder of the Black Panther Party) born 1963 Michael Jeffrey Jordan ~ (basketball legend) is born in Brooklyn, New York 1982 Thelonious Monk ~ Thelonious Monk, one of the founders of the bebop style and one of only five jazz musicians to appear on the cover of Time magazine, dies of a […]

Fresh off the news that it is now the highest-grossing Academy Award-nominated film this year (with $127.5 million and counting,) Hidden Figures continues to inspire little girls everywhere with its incredible true story that is the epitome of #BlackGirlMagic. Since the film has been such a hit and resonated with so many, especially those in […]

1977 Clifford Alexander Jr ~ becomes the first Black Secretary of the Army 1915 Josh White ~ (folk and blues singer) is born in Greenville, South Carolina 1990 Nelson Mandela ~ (South African president and politcal activist) released from prison after 27 years 1979 Actress and singer Brandy is born Brandy Rayana Norwood in McComb, […]