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#TBT: Revisiting 'The Wiz's' Impact on The Culture

Ease on down the road of film history via a 40th anniversary retrospective essay from the Los Angeles Times.

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#TBT: Remembering Louis E. Lomax, America's First Black TV Newsman

Lomax broke the television news color barrier in 1958.

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#TBT: How Harry McAlpin Broke the White House Press Corps Color Barrier

The White House Correspondents’ Association barred the Black journalist for decades.

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#TBT: Muhammad Ali's Triumphant Return From Boxing Exile

On this day in Atlanta, Ali beat Jerry Quarry in his first fight after the government and boxing world blacklisted him for defying the Vietnam War draft.

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#TBT to When Mexican- and Punjabi-American Neighbors United to Celebrate Independence Day

The viral video of the two groups joyfully dancing in the middle of a Stockton, California, street points to a long-standing connection between Punjabi and Mexican communities in Northern California.

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#TBT: Althea Gibson Became the First Black Wimbledon Champion 60 Years Ago

Gibson’s 1957 win came one year after she became the first person of color to win the French Open.

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#TBT: The First Freedom Ride Headed South 56 Years Ago

Congress of Racial Equality activists boarded buses to New Orleans, risking violence from White mobs and law enforcement to demand an end to legal segregation.

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#TBT: 144 Years Since Reconstruction's Deadliest Massacre

White supremacist paramilitary members killed dozens of Black militia members in the 1873 Colfax Massacre.

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#TBT: World Remembers The Notorious B.I.G. on 20th Anniversary of His Death

Hip-hop fans took to social media to commemorate the late rapper, and the Tribeca Film Festival announced the April premiere of a new documentary on his former label, ”Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story.”

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#TBT To When Kwame Ture First Called For 'Black Power'

Ture’s invocation still rings strong after 50 years.

#TBT To Lorraine Hansberry Discussing 'The Black Revolution and the White Backlash' in 1964

The “A Raisin In The Sun” playwright would have turned 86 today. Celebrate her legacy by listening this still-relevant speech on White support for Black activist movements

Today's Google Doodle Celebrates Activist Yuri Kochiyama

The Japanese-American Kochiyama lived through internment, worked with Malcolm X and promoted cross-racial solidarity throughout her career.

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#TBT To When Muhammad Ali Risked Prison and Title Loss to Resist the Vietnam War

Ali appealed his felony conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court, which unanimously overturned it in 1971. 

#TBT To When Tupac Criticized Donald Trump and Corporate Greed

‘Pac had a lot to say about Trump well before the real estate mogul entered national politics. 

#TBT: Watch This Performance of 'Strange Fruit' in Honor of Billie Holiday's Birthday

Holiday was born on this day in 1915. 

#TBT: Celebrate Selena's Life With Five of Her Most Popular Songs

Today marks 21 years since Yolanda Saldívar killed the “Queen of Tejano Music.”

Today Marks 25 Years Years Since LAPD Officers Beat Rodney King

We couldn’t think of a more relevant #TBT

'New Jack City' Screenwriter Spills Behind-the-Scenes Details in New Interview

Barry Michael Cooper talked to Ambrosia for Heads about the classic film, which turns 25 this month. 

#TBT to When Toni Morrison Checked Charlie Rose on White Privilege

The “Song of Solomon” and “Beloved” author turns 85 today. 

#TBT: Celebrate D'Angelo's B-Day With These Stunning Live Performances

The R&B pioneer turns 42 today.