Author: N.W.A. Contributor

July 4 has come and gone, but how can we forget the moving and powerful speech Frederick Douglass made on that day in 1852. Douglass stood before a crowd in Corinthian Hall in Rochester, New York to deliver the moving, “The Meaning Of The Fourth Of July For The Negro.”

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.