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Solange Knowles is opening up about her relationship with father, Mathew Knowles. The 31-year-old singer’s parents were both featured on her latest album, A Seat at the Table. Solange admits that while working with Mathew on the project, she learned more about him, which helped their relationship. She explains, I knew I wanted to interview my parents when the […]

If we are paying attention to our lives, we’ll recognize those defining moments. The challenge for so many of us is that we are so deep into daily distractions and ‘being busy, busy’ that we miss out on those moments and opportunities that – if jumped on – would get our careers and personal lives […]

The Black Boy Inn is a hotel located in Caernarfon, which is in the Royal Borough of North Wales in England. The inn was built in 1522 and is one of the few remaining public houses owned by an independent family business in the U.K. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/news/little-known-black-history-fact/little-known-black-history-fact-black-boy-inn

Author Claude McKay was a leading black writer in the 1920’s through the 1940’s. His 1922 collection of poetry called “Harlem Shadows” was said to have introduced the Harlem Renaissance. Prior to that, McKay introduced the protest poem “If We Must Die,” in 1919, which was quoted by Winston Churchill. McKay is believed to be […]

Claressa Shields just became the first U.S. fighter, and African-American fighter to win an Olympic gold medal in women’s boxing. It was America’s first women’s Olympic boxing event. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/news/little-known-black-history-fact/little-known-black-history-fact-claressa-shields

Charles Adolphus Williams was not only one of the first black British professional football players but he was Britain’s first famous black stand-up comedian. Williams’ catch phrase “me old flowers” became his claim to fame when he appeared on several British television shows in the 1970’s. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/the_black_diaspora_news/40513