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The old adage is certainly true, ‘behind every good man, stands a good woman’; and while we modern day ‘feministas’ would prefer to remix the saying to ‘beside every good man, stands a good woman’, these women still made history from behind the iconic men in their lives. Their passion to correct civil injustices may […]

Spiritual warriors from throughout the Southland were invited to join Pastor Xavier L. Thompson and local clergy at a city-wide prayer meeting on Wednesday, August 31, to protest the FAIR Education Act signed into law last month by Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation, also known as Senate Bill 48, requires that the contributions of lesbians, […]

In this shocking video, the story is told about how black babies were once used as alligator bait.  A curious historian traces the dark past to try to explain why black babies appeared on so many post cards with alligators chasing them.  The video is disturbing, but is a must-see when it comes to understanding […]

On Good Friday in 1963, 53 blacks, led by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., marched into downtown Birmingham to protest the existing segregation laws. All were arrested.

There is a good opinion piece in the Washington Post about Sarah Palin’s recent racially tinged criticism of Michelle Obama in her book. It’s appalling that Palin and too many others fail to understand that fact – indeed so many facts of American history. They don’t offer the slightest hint that they can appreciate the […]

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile — One is a great-grandfather four times over, another a 19-year-old dad. A third – the oldest – is 63, and has spent a half-century working the mines. A fourth had a wife and a mistress, too. The men who survived 69 days trapped underground after a mine collapse were making […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Federal prosecutors believe they have scored the largest-ever heroin bust in Ohio. The network stretched into Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights, where some of its product and money was kept. A ringleader lived in a $1 million home in Solon.

At the hour of dawn, in the same southwest-corner, second-floor bedroom of the White House where Abraham Lincoln once slept, the president awakens. On this spring morning, a Wednesday, Barack Obama is alone; his wife, Michelle, is on her way to Mexico City on her first solo foreign trip. He heads upstairs for 45 minutes […]

Sitting down and talking to music industry veterans is one of our most favorite things. It seems that everyone has a story or two about someone they once associated with. Most of the time those stories are very funny, but they are often sad as well. Recently EURweb.com had the pleasure speaking with longtime industry […]

Elijah McCoy Biography (1843–1929) Inventor and manufacturer, born in Canada. His African-American parents had fled from Kentucky to escape slavery. He showed an early talent for mechanical innovations, and in Ypsilanti, MI he devloped lubricators for steam engines (1870). In 1882 he moved to Detroit, where he perfected his lubricating cup, still widely used to […]

Celebrity certainly has its perks. Money, fame… always the best parking space at special events… Most celebrities are content to enjoy these advantages and spend their careers making sure they don’t lose them. However, this week, we are reminded of two late giants in the news who used their celebrity to influence the world around […]