James Banning was the first African-American male aviator to receive his pilot’s license. Born in 1899, Banning’s family moved to Ames, Oklahoma when he was a young adult. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/the_black_diaspora_news/39289

Acura is now apologizing for running an ad seeking an African-American actor to play a car dealer who was “not too dark.” http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/entertainment/gossip/39188

Wendell Scott became the first African-American to obtain a NASCAR racing license in 1953. Now, decades after making history, Wendell Scott is the first black racecar driver on the ballot for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Scott will be on the 2013 ballot and fans can vote for him on NASCAR.com. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/the_black_diaspora_news/39140

Broadcast journalist Gil Noble was a pioneer in TV broadcasting and a well-known reporter during the civil rights era. Gil Noble has produced the largest collection of programs and documentaries on the African-American experience. Some of his key interviews were with Malcolm X, Fannie Lou Hamer, Dr. Martin Luther King, President Nelson Mandela, Lena Horne, […]

ABC’s long-running show “The Bachelor” will, for the first time in its history, present an African-American bachelor. If you’ve never watched the show, it chronicles a single man’s pursuit of love as he dates several women who are competing for his love and undying affection … for life. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/entertainment/gossip/38926

Filmmaker Jamaa Fanaka was best known for his 1979 pivotal breakout film “Penitentiary.” He is also known as a leader of the L.A. Rebellion film movement from 1960-1980, when black filmmakers worked to produce films that were alternatives to the Hollywood classics. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/the_black_diaspora_news/38855

Four women attack a female server after an incorrect order was delivered to them. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/moving_america_news/38857

Ladies and gentleman (especially gentlemen) let’s take a look at some of the most popular and greatest black supermodels of all time.  http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/entertainment/gossip/38718

African-American women are five times more likely to contract HIV in the following six cities than are black women across the rest of America. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/moving_america_news/38691

So much has happened to us recently, bei it race, bad weather, etc, the only thing we must do now is STAND TOGETHER and not give up….Here is your morning man the Fly Jock Tom Joyner with more information… http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=blog_inner/38333/1573138/The Fly Jock

Herbert Julian, also known as “The Black Eagle” or “The Black Lindbergh,” became the first black man to fly coast to coast over the United States in 1931. At the same time, he broke the world record for flying a non-stop, non-refueling flight of 84 hours and 33 minutes. http://myhoustonmajic.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2728262&action=edit