Author: N.W.A. Contributor

While most of us spent Father’s Day giving our dads cards and other presents to express our love, Sean “Jay-Z” Carter, spent his Father’s Day partnering with Southerners on New Ground and Color of Change to bail out “ fathers who can’t afford the due process our democracy promises.”

Today marks 57 years since the first African American won an Emmy. Singer, songwriter and actor, Harry Belafonte, got the coveted gold statue on June 20, 1960.

Happy 69th birthday to the “Mother of the African American community,” Phylicia Rashad. Born on June 19, 1948, Phylicia Ayers- Allen transformed herself from a Jack Yates alumna into a well-respected Hollywood actress.