Spotlight on Congressman John Conyers Jr First African American Dean of Congress In January 2015, Congressman John Conyers Jr, officially became the first African American Dean of Congress. The retirement of … Read More
Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 — August 22, 1989) was an African-American political and urban activist who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. Newton … Read More
African American Mayors The Conference of Black Mayors African American Mayors In 1967 Carl Stokes and Richard Hatcher were elected as mayors of Cleveland, Ohio, and Gary, Indiana, respectively. They … Read More
The Ballot or The Bullet was a speech by Malcolm X mostly about black nationalism delivered April 12, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan. This speech is in the publ…
Lumumba worked within the confines of the judicial and legislative branches of government to achieve self determination for the masses. First, as a civil rights trial lawyer, both in Jackson and in his hometown of Detroit, MI, then as a city councilman representing Ward 2 before taking the helm as mayor of the city of Jackson in June 2013.