On August 31, 1962, Trinidad and Tobago independence day is celebrated to commemorate its independence from Britain.
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Fred Hampton is born
On August 30, 1948, Civil rights activist and Black Panther Fred Hampton was born.
Eradicate Recidivism Project | National Black Business Month Interview Series
For Interview 5 of the National Black Business Month: Interview Series presented by TheBlack.Blog, we spoke with Eddie Ash. Eddie Ash is a Chicago native with a passion for activism and fighting recidivism. Eddie is the founder of Eradicate Recidivism Project, an organization that provides information, support, and advocacy against recidivism. He is also the founder of ERP, a home restoration and property preservation company.
Michael Jackson is born
On August 29, 1958, Famous singer and songwriter Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana.
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers “I Have a Dream” speech
On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech at the March on Washington.
W.E.B. Du Bois dies in Ghana
On August 27, 1963, scholar, writer and author W.E.B. Du Bois died in Ghana.
43North77West Creative Studio | NATIONAL BLACK BUSINESS MONTH INTERVIEW SERIES | SERIES BONUS
For Interview 2 of the Series Bonus edition of the National Black Business Month: Interview Series presented by TheBlack.Blog, we spoke with Alexis Armstrong to discuss her business and her entrepreneurship journey. Alexis is a musician, photographer, and artist with years of experience in the multimedia industry. She currently serves as a features editor for Inside Monthly, a magazine in Greensboro, NC. Alexis is the founder of 43North77West Creative Studio, an innovative multimedia design studio that offers design, photography and videography services.
Colin Kaepernick addresses taking a knee during the national anthem for the first time
On August 26, 2016, former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick publicly addresses taking a knee during the national anthem for the first time.
The Arthur Ashe Stadium
August 25 On August 25, 1997, the Arthur Ashe Stadium was officially dedicated in New York in 1997. The stadium pays tribute to legendary tennis player Arthur Ashe. Sources Arthur Ashe Stadium
Bayard Rustin dies at the age of 75
On August 24, 1987, civil rights activist and organizer Bayard Rustin died in 1987 at the age of 75.