The Birth Of The Blues

by Guadulesa As Blacks migrated in the late 1800's from the Mississippi Delta, they carried their songs to industrial centers like St. Louis and Chicago. The blues, spirituals accompanied by staccato handclaps and the foot-produced drum sounds of plantation dances all came together as Blacks congregated in the Northern cities. By...
The First Black History Is No Mystery Gala Event honoring Dr. Alvin Poussaint.  by Adrianne Dillion On May 4, 1995, Black History Magazine presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Alvin Poussaint at a gala celebration and fund raiser at the Four Seasons Hotel. The psychiatrist told a gathering of about...

A conversation with KRS-One

A conversation with KRS-One and Michael Lipscomb for Black History Magazine, completed in 1992 at the request of the of the Publisher, Bill Singleton, Jr. ML: It's obvious that history is important to you. History is self-esteem to you. But it strikes me that you deposit history into politics, and...
by Lucien Smith Newton's modern and scientific appeal to reason not only shatter old notions of science but broaden the scope of study in many other fields as well. It uses reason, the scientific approach of measuring what one could see empirically to find the truth of things. The use of...

Mandela

By Elizabeth Singleton Under the newly-formed government of President Nelson Mandela, South Africa is shaping a new landscape of democracy for its future. With new voices now resounding in Pretoria's Parliament, many old issues and new concerns will finally be addressed. After twenty-seven painful years of imprisonment, Nelson Mandela was,...
Interview With A Business Woman of Extraordinary Warmth by Bill Singleton, Jr. SINGLETON: You cannot do everything. LEWIS: That's again one of the lessons Mr. Lewis learned. He was his own lawyer, his own accountant, his own engineer, his own and on and on, and he failed. Because then he was doing...

African Survivals

By Dr. Edward Beasley In many American public schools, Africa has been presented as a continent lacking a creditable history. Students have been taught to think of a dark continent far removed from civilization. But research reveals that students use African products each day. African words are reflected in their...
Arsenio Hall

ARSENIO HALL INTERVIEW

The Interview by Bill Singleton Q: When did you decide to be a comedian? AH: When I was a senior in high school, a comedian named Franklin Ajaye came to my school to promote the film "Car Wash." After seeing him, I said to myself, that's the first thing I'm going to...