Student National Medical Association or SNMA was established in 1964. They focus on the needs and concerns of Black medical students.
Sweet Honey in the Rock is a Black women a capella group.
Elijah “Pumpsie” Green 1933 to 2019 first Black player for Boston Red Sox who were the last team to integrate in 1959.
Habesha, is a common term used to describe people from the northern part of Ethiopia and parts of Eritrea. Though you can find Habeshas in the surrounding countries such as Kenya, Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia, and even in Yemen.
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives or NOBLE was founded in 1976. Their goal is to provide solutions to law enforcement issues and concerns.
National Bar Association was founded in 1925. They are the largest and oldest network of Black attorneys and judges.
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice or the NABCJ was created in 1974. Their goal is to promote interests of Blacks in the justice system.
National Medical Association or the NMA was founded in 1895. They are the largest and oldest professional organization for Black physicians.
OSFNA, 1996 is the Oromo Sports Federation in North America. It was founded on bringing the Ethiopian ethnic group, Oromos , together every year in the summer for a sports event in including soccer and basketball.
Lucy is an australopithecine, is a species that is between an ape and a human. Lucy was found on November 24, 1974 in the Afar Depression that is located in Ethiopia.
National Black Nurses Association or the NBNA was founded in 1971. Their goal is to determine healthcare needs of Black people and provide that healthcare.
Nigeria has the most spoken languages with 520.
Black Culinarian Alliance or BCA was founded in 1998. The BCA serves Black professionals in hospitality and food services. They are a national and educational networking organization.
Founded in 980BC, Ethiopia the oldest country in Africa to never be colonized by European power. Ethiopia was also the first place in the world to accept Islam as a religion.
Blacks in Government or BIG was founded in 1975. Their goal is to promote equity and opportunity for Black people.
Jawar Mohammed 5/12/1986, is an Ethiopian journalist and activist for Oromo people's rights in Ethiopia, the Oromo people have been a direct target by the Ethiopian government's plan to expand the capitol, Addis Ababa, that would affect local farmers surrounding the city and the plan would cut away at their land.
National Society of Black Physicists was established in 1977. They promote the professional well being of Black physicists and Black physics students.
National Society of Black Engineers or NSBE was founded in 1975. Their goal is improving the recruitment and retention of Black engineers.
Haiti, January 1, 1804 became the first Black republican country in the world.
Mauritania, 1981 was the last country to abolish slavery.
Black Alliance for Just Immigration or BAJI was founded in 2006. They are an eduction and advocacy group for Black immigrants.
National Afro-American Council was created in 1898. The first nationwide civil rights movement.
National Black Deaf Advocates was founded in 1982. They are an advocacy organization for Black deaf and hard of hearing people.
National Black United Front or the NBUF was formed in the late 1970s. They focus on the advancement of all Black people.
South Sudan, 6/9/2011 is the newest county in Africa.
Denali Berries Stucky 1990 - 2019 Black transgender woman was the 12th transgender person to be murdered in the United States and they have all been Black.
Michael Healy (1839-1904) was the first Black man to command a U.S. ship in 1880.
Violet Palmer born 7/20/1964, first woman NBA referee of any race in 1997 and first woman to officiate an NBA playoff game in 2006. Came out as a lesbian in 2014.
Henry McNeal Turner 1834-1915 was a minister and politician.
Mabel Staupers 1890-1989 was a pioneer in nursing.
Liberia and Ethiopia are the only two countries in Africa to not be colonized by European power. Ethiopia being eldest, it was founded in 980 BCE.
Susan L. Taylor born January 23, 1946 is a editor, writer and journalist.
John Russwurm 1799-1851 an abolitionist and newspaper publisher. He tried to develop a colony in Africa for African Americans.
Marsai Martin born August 14, 2004 is an actress and producer. She produced a movie at the age of 13 making her the youngest person to produce a movie in Hollywood.
Paul Robeson 1898-1976 was a concert artist, film actor and political activist.
Seimone Augustus born 1984 is a professional women’s basketball player.
Dred Scott 1799-1858 is best known for the Dred Scott v. Sandford.
Sheryl Grant born 1971 is a speaker and advocate.
I.O. Carter born in 1926 is a teacher, writer and inventor. She is best known for the invention of her portable nursery chair.
Nat Turner 1800-1831 was an enslaved mystical preacher. He led a rebellion that went house to house killing white people and freeing the enslaved Blacks.
Whitney M. Young Jr 1921-1971 was a civil rights leader.
Jasmine Brown 7/14/1995, is a YouTuber who's videos mainly teach people how to understand and hoe to treat their natural hair.
A Boogie wit da Hoodie 12/6/1995, is a Hip Hop artist from the Bronx who started on Soundcloud and grew recognition after he dropped his album "The Bigger Artist" in 9/29/2017.
Ernestine Anderson 1928 - 2016 jazz singer.
Terrance Kelly born 1962 is Artistic Director of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.
99th Flying Training Squadron formed during World War II as the first flying squadron for Blacks aka "Tuskegee Airmen".
In 2015, Abel Tesfaye (February 16, 1990), better known as The Weeknd, became the first artist to simultaneously hold the top three positions on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart with "Can't Feel My Face", "Earned It", and "The Hills".
Solána Imani Rowe (November 8, 1990), known professionally as SZA, is a singer and songwriter. Her clothing line Ctrl Fishing Co. uses 100% of its profits toward sustainability and saving the ocean.￼
Angel Haze born July 10, 1991 rapper and singer. Pansexual and agender.
Nicodemus, Kansas the oldest and only remaining Black settlement west of the Mississippi. In 1877 it was the "largest colored colony in America".
Rapper Kanye West (June 8, 1977) has all platinum albums and holds the record for having the most consecutive studio albums to debut at number one on the Billboard 200.
Tamar Braxton, born March 17, 1977, is a singer, songwriter, media personality and reality television personality. She began her career in 1990 as a founding member of The Braxtons, an R&B singing group formed with her sisters.
Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee, born March 20, 1957, is a film director, producer, writer, and actor.
Angie Thomas, born in 1988, is an American author best known for writing the YA novels The Hate U Give and On the Come Up. Thomas earned a BFA from Belhaven University, a private Christian college in Mississippi, where she was the first Black student to graduate in creative writing.
Julius P. Williams born 1954, professor in the Composition Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston, was named the first Black president of the Conductors Guild in 2019.
Kevin Warren, born November 17, 1963, is an attorney and professional sports executive. In 2015, Warren became the first Black chief operating officer of an NFL team and as of 2019 Warren was elected as the Big Ten Athletic Conference Commissioner.
Myrlie Louise Evers-Williams born March 17, 1933 is an American civil rights activist who has been working on getting justice for the murder of her husband , Medgar Evers in 1963. On January 21, 2013 she delivered the invocation at the second inauguration of Barack Obama.
Jay -Z born 1969 according to Forbes' 2019 calculations, rapper Jay-Z's net worth amasses $1 billion making him the first hip-hop artist to achieve that status.
Ruby Middleton Forsythe, 1905-1992, was an elementary school teacher in South Carolina. She was mostly known to provide education to Black children during the Jim Crow era.
J. Cole (January 28, 1985) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In October 2011, Cole established The Dreamville Foundation, a non-profit organization which conducts philanthropic activities to provide supplies to students.
Bertha Gilkey, 1949 - May 25, 2014 was an American activist for tenant management and public housing properties.
Lonnie G. Bunch III (born November 18, 1952) the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is the 14th secretary in the institution’s 173-year history, and the first Black person to take the role.
Nigerian actress, Uzoamaka Nwanneka "Uzo" Aduba, born February 10, 1981, became Heifer International's first-ever celebrity ambassador to Africa.
Tyler, The Creator (Tyler Gregory Okonma), born March 6, 1991, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, fashion designer, and co-founder of alternative hip hop collective Odd Future
The Fisk Jubilee Singers are a Black a cappella ensemble, consisting of students at Fisk University. In 2002 the Library of Congress honored their 1909 recording of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" by adding it in the United States National Recording Registry.
African American Museum and Library at Oakland is "dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations" established in 2002.
Nineteen year old Kahlil Greene is the first Black person to be elected student body president at Yale University as of 2019.
Eve Jessye, 1895-1992, she was an American conductor who was the first Black to get international distinction as a professional choral conductor.
Billy Preston 1946 - 2006 musician, known at "the 5th Beatle".
Lee Archer 1909 - 2010 Tuskegee Airman. One of the first Black fighter pilots.
Coco Gauff born 2005 youngest finalist tennis player is U.S. Open History in 2017.
Sha'Carri Richardson born in 2000, a 19 year old freshman attending Louisiana State University set a collegiate record for 100-meter at the NCAA track and field championships at UT Austin in June of 2019.
Eddy Grant 3/5/1948, a British musician and the founding member of The Equals, a rock, pop, and R&B group originating in northern London.
Azealia Banks born May 31, 1991 is an actress and rapper.
Billy Porter born 9/21/1969, a singer, actor, and theater performer.
Tracey Norman born 1952 is a model. She was the first Black transgender woman model to gain recognition.
Rotimi Fani-Kayode 4/20/1955-1989, was Nigerian photographer who was forced moved to England when he was 12 due to the Nigerian Civil War.
Brianna Mason born 1996 was crowned Miss Tennessee becoming the first Black woman to win the title since the competition began a little over 80 years ago, 2019.
Willi Smith born 1948 -1987. Out gay fashion designer. His sister is Toukie Smith.
Quenlin Blackwell born in 2001 is an influencer. She creates light hearted content that promotes body positivity and good mental health.
Demetrius Harmon born in 1998 is an influencer and mental health advocate. He uses his platform to educate and inform people on topics like mental health and race through public speaking and the media.
Jamila Woods born in 1989 is a vocalist, community organizer, and poet. She is the Associate Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors, an organization in the Chicago dedicated to uplifting youth voices through arts education and mentorship. Her work focuses on themes of Black ancestry, Black feminism and Black identity.
Tony Prophet born in 1959 is the Chief Equality Officer at Salesforce. He is responsible for leading salesforce's equality initiatives, focusing on gender, LGBTQ and racial equality. He is committed to making the workforce and the whole world more inclusive of all races, religions, ethnicities, and identities.
Michaela Angela Davis born in 1964 is a writer, mentor and activist. Her work focuses on exploring race, gender, beauty and identity. She conducts her own monthly career-mentoring program called Salon de Shine.
AfroComicCon is the premiere comic con event for people of color and the African diaspora in the Bay Area that was established in 2017.
Isaac Julien born 1960, British out gay filmmaker.
Azellia White, born in 1913, is the first Black woman to receive her pilot's license in Texas.
Morrie Turner 1924 - 1987 first nationally syndicated Black cartoonist. In 1965 his Wee Pals was the first nationally syndicated strip to have a diverse cast.
Alphonso David born 1970 is the first Black president of the Human Rights Campaign in its 40 year long history, 2019.
Z’ma Wyatt born 1960 is a photographer and photojournalist.
Emil Wilbekin born 9/16/1967 is a journalist and LGBT activist.
Nedra Johnson born 7/27/1966 out lesbian musician.
James Earl Hardy born 1966 playwright, novelist, and journalist. The first person to write about same gender loving people within the hip-hop community.
Marsha R. Williams was the first black woman earned a doctorate in computer science at Vanderbilt University in 1982.
C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson 1907-1996 known as the "Father of Black Aviation". In 1932 he was the first Black American to complete a round-trip, transcontinental flight between Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Los Angeles, California. He trained The Tuskegee Airmen.
Rev. Magora Kennedy born 1938 is a Black lesbian activist.
Tuskegee Airmen were the first Black military aviators 1941 - 1945.
Carol’s Daughter was founded in 1993 by Lisa Price in Brooklyn, NY and sells hair, skin, and beauty products made from natural ingredients.
Jarrett Hill born 1985. Journalist. In 2016 he broke the Melania Trump plagiarism of Michelle Obama Story.
Valda Prout born 1935 hairdresser and transgender advocate.