Category: Historical Figures

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Historical Black Women in The Military


African-American women in military service also did not receive proper recognition for their service. Reflecting that apartheid custom, the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was the only African-American WA...

Tuskegee Airmen — Clipped Wings – Pt. 1


The pilots of America’s WWII armed forces were highly skilled flyers who became the stars of war stories and the ingredients of legends.   These pilots were and are the first line of defense, the protectors of our fl...

Tuskegee Airmen: Pt. 4 – Red Tails and Black Aces


The mere decision to go to war for their country, a country that deprived them of basic human rights, proves even further the competence and unheralded character of some of the greatest men in American history. The pi...

The Tuskegee Airmen – Pt. 3: Jim Crow’s Graveyard


The Tuskegee Airmen -- Part 3 – Jim Crow’s Graveyard. Shooting down #German airplanes, rather than effectively carrying out the assigned duties of close ground support and bomber escort, emerged as the criterion for ...

Frederick Douglass: Orator, Statesman, Abolitionist


Frederick Douglass, the renowned orator, statesman, and abolitionist and a prominent leader in a colony of England, now known as the United States of America, moved our new nation, led by so-called “white” people who...

Gold Is Also Black: The Story of a Black Quarterback


Sandy Stephens was the first Black man to play quarterback for the storied University of Minnesota football team. In many ways, he was a forerunner of the athletic quarterbacks in the NFL today, scrambling to extend p...

Dr. Khalid Al Mansour Black Leadership & The Black Community


Who should take responsibility for the condition of African-Americans?  Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour, author of “Betrayal By Any Other Name,” accuses both yesterday's and today's Black leadership.  Dr. Al-Mansour says there...

Legends of Music


“LEGENDS OF MUSIC” This edition features the thoughts and music of some of the world’s most talented legendary entertainers, including Eubie Blake, Chuck Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Hampton and Charles Brown.

Dr. Martin Luther King


Tony Brown’s Journal program #2702 is my essay on Martin Luther King, Jr. (TBJ #2702 – “Tony Brown’s Essay on Martin Luther King”) It’s a story of reality, truth, vision, courage and transformation on the one hand an...

Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James


Moving in tandem with American history, the bold and brave first Black four-star general of the U. S. Air Force, Daniel “Chappie” James, in a rare historic television appearance on Tony Brown’s Journal, offered to hi...