WASHINGTON (AA) – US President Joe Biden will nominate federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be associate justice of the Supreme Court, the White House said on Friday, making her the first Black woman selected to serve on the nation’s highest court. “Currently a judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge […]...
A retired teacher who has been collecting materials on African American history for 60 years will put her collection on sale this month in New York City. Elizabeth Meaders, 90, of Staten Island, New York, has turned her house into a kind of museum, with more than 20,000 historical documents and items. Meaders, who loves […]
U.S. President Joe Biden urged Americans to work to safeguard voting rights while commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday. Biden said it’s not enough to just praise King on the federal holiday honoring him. He added, Americans must commit “to his unfinished work to deliver jobs and justice, to […]
That MLK was not born MLK might be news to some — as America celebrates the 36th federal holiday Martin Luther King Day today. USA Today is reporting that in 1934, his father Michael King Sr. changed his name and his son’s name. He would thereafter be known as the Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. […]
On Jan. 17, Illinois will for the first time mark Muhammad Ali Day along with Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Illinois Muslim Coalition worked to get Muhammad Ali Day recognized statewide. The move is part of a new state law that requires history courses to include the study of the contributions made by Muslim […]