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Espresso Talk Today

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Robin Lofton and Frederick Douglas Lofton

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We confront issues and their effects on Black people in the United States and around the world. From climate change to white supremacy, police violence to veganism, we face these highly charged topics with courage and curiosity. Our uncommon conversation is quick, engaging, and enlightening. Grab an espresso and join the convo!
 
Meet BlackFacts.com, the Internet's longest running Black History Encyclopedia - Delivering Black History, Culture, Vides and News to our followers. This podcast series provides your daily Black Facts Of The Day™. In addition there will be occasion bonus episodes focused on diversity or other key topics of interest to our BlackFacts audience Learn black history, Teach black history - https://blackfacts.com
 
This is a lecture series about African American history. Each "wiki" lecture is approximately 5 minutes long and teaches about lessons from the past can be used to improve our lives and the future. These lectures are fun, interesting, and inspirational!
 
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Men of Change

Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum

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This audio experience takes listeners on a thought-provoking journey through the triumphs, challenges, and achievements of some of our country’s most righteous Black men. Themes are made more personal by the voices and testimony of DC community members in the Deanwood neighborhood and Ron Brown High School students. Start at any one of 8 tour stops, but to follow our guided path, start at Ron Brown High School. Ron Brown High School students, teachers, and Deanwood community members featured ...
 
Part of Us: An En Vogue Fancast is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to celebrating one of the most successful and influential girl groups of all time: En Vogue. Hosted by four of En Vogue's biggest fans, Part of Us is a raw and entertaining podcast where we take a hard look at En Vogue — the good, the bad, & everything in between. Join us as we spotlight the group and its members, discuss the highs and lows of the groups enduring career, news, gossip, fashion, performances and more! Also expect ...
 
Historic Black settlements in Nova Scotia tell a long-neglected story and through studying them we can unlock invaluable, under-represented knowledge. On a journey of rediscovery, Shawn Smith and Laurice Downey present Loyalist Connections: Est. 1783. They are determined to shed light on these lost and disappearing communities, discuss why these communities could not survive or are fading, and what these collapses tell us about the historic and modern systemic racism Black Nova Scotians face ...
 
The church and religion has played and continues to play a big role in the African-American community. Yet, many of us who grew up in the traditional black church do not have an understanding of how our faith evolved under the duress of slavery and discrimination to be and to represent what it does today. The purpose of this broadcast is to provide that background knowledge while also pointing out the dividing line between what is just tradition and true faith in Jesus Christ.
 
Welcome to the behind-the-scenes podcast of the upcoming feature-length documentary film God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines: The Story of Detroit Techno! Composer, DJ, and native-Detroiter Reggie Dokes (@ReggieDokes) guides you through an independent production company’s processes and impact that go far beyond what you see on-screen. Documenting the story of the true origins of techno music has been a 10-year international journey of filmmaking and a labor of love for the Detroit-bred producers ...
 
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BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 25. 30 million people worldwide joined "Race against time" to raise money for starving in Africa. The event was organized by chairman and founder Chris Long, Bob Geldof (Band Aid and Live Aid) and John Anderson (Head of Global Special Events, UNICEF). A central event was the lighting of a sy…
 
If you're interested in learning about New York City's first Black female assistant district attorney who developed the strategy for taking down Charles "Lucky" Luciano, then my Eunice Hunton Carter Black History Facts profile is for you. Show notes and sources are available at http://noirehistoir.com/blog/eunice-hunton-carter.…
 
Patti LaBelle was born. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Following the group's name change to Labelle in the 1970s, they released the iconic disco song "Lady Marmalade". The band later be…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 23. Shuffle Along, the 1st black hit musical, opened at the 63rd St. Music Hall in New York City. The show was developed by black comedians Flournoy Miller and Aubrey Lyles and featured music by Eubie Blake and lyrics by Noble Sissle. Based loosely on Miller and Lyles’ vaudeville act “The Ma…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 22. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. became the first black Brigadier general in the United States Air Force. Davis studied at the University of Chicago before entering the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1932. Upon his graduation, he was swiftly promoted to lieutenant colone…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 21. Lowell Perry was confirmed as chairman of the Equal Opportunity Commission. He was an American football player and coach, government official, businessman, and broadcaster. Perry was the first African-American assistant coach in the National Football League (NFL), the first African Ameri…
 
Introducing My Therapy Cards! Dr. Ebony Butler created My Therapy Cards to support Black mental health and emotional healing. Dr. Ebony joins Espresso Talk Today to discuss these innovative mental health cards, how to use them, why to use them, and who should NOT use them. Join this uncommon convo!By Robin Lofton and Mel Lofton
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 20. Emancipation in the State of Florida was proclaimed. On May 20, 1865, Union Brigadier Gen. Edward McCook formally announced President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation from the steps of the Knott House in Tallahassee. President Abraham Lincoln signed this proclamation on Januar…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 19. Malcolm X was born. He was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement, and best known for his time spent as a vocal spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Malcolm's father, Earl Little, was a leader in an African-Am…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 18. Anna Julia Cooper delivered an address at the World’s Congress of Representative Women. She was an American educator and writer whose book "A Voice From the South by a Black Woman of the South" (1892) became a classic African American feminist text. Born into slavery in 1858, Cooper went…
 
If you're interested in learning about the computer scientist who developed the network and theory that set a record for calculations per second and contributed to the creation of the internet, then my Philip Emeagwali Black History Facts profile is for you. Show notes and sources are available at http://noirehistoir.com/blog/philip-emeagwali.…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 17. Patricia Bath patented an apparatus that removes cataracts. She was an American ophthalmologist, inventor, and academic. Bath also became the first woman member of the Jules Stein Eye Institute, the first woman to lead a post-graduate training program in ophthalmology, and the first woma…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 16. Janet Jackson was born. She is an American singer and actress, one of the most popular recording artists of the 1980s and ’90s. The youngest of nine siblings in Motown’s famed Jackson family, Janet Jackson parlayed her family’s success into an independent career that spanned recordings, …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 15. Camilla Williams became the first black woman to act in a leading role in a major American opera company. She trained at Virginia State College, now Virginia State University, and received her bachelor's degree in music education. Beginning in 1944, Williams performed on the coast-to-coa…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 14. Clara Stanton Jones was born. She was the first African-American president of the American Library Association and the first African American and the first woman to serve as director of a major library system in America, as director of the Detroit Public Library. Jones obtained a well-ro…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 13. Stevie Wonder was born. He is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, a child prodigy who developed into one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. Blind from birth and raised in inner-city Detroit, he was a skilled musician by age eight and mad…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 12. Ving Rhames was born. He is an American actor, best known for his starring role as Luther Stickell in the "Mission: Impossible" film series and his supporting role as gang kingpin Marsellus Wallace in "Pulp Fiction". He was born and raised in Harlem, New York City. He was named after NBC…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 11. William Grant Still was born. He was the first African American to conduct a professional symphony orchestra in the United States. Though a prolific composer of operas, ballets, symphonies, and other works, he was best known for his Afro-American Symphony (1931). He first studied composi…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 10. Nelson Mandela is sworn in as the first black president of South Africa. In 1944, he joined the African National Congress (ANC), a black political organization dedicated to winning rights for the black majority in white-ruled South Africa. In 1948, the racist National Party came to power…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 9. Tony Gwynn was born. He was an American professional baseball right fielder, who played 20 seasons (1982–2001) in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres, and considered one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. Gwynn attended San Diego State University…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 8. Carole Gist was born. She is an American TV host, model and first African American woman to win the Miss USA title. Throughout her reign as Miss USA, Gist captivated audiences with her stories of being from a single-parent home where she had a number of siblings and having to overcome num…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 7. J. R. Winters received a patent for the fire escape ladder. He was born in Leesburg, Virginia to an African-American brickmaker and a Shawnee Indian mother, who was the daughter of a noted herbalist and medical practitioner. In 1830, at the age of 14, he relocated to Chambersburg, Pennsyl…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 6. President Eisenhower signed civil rights act. (On September 4, 1957, nine African American students were due to enter the school, a previously all-white institution. These students were blocked by 270 National Guard troops who had been ordered there by State Governor, Orval Faubus. ) (Med…
 
Hosts Brandon Collins (@americancollins) and Gordon Baker-Bone (@bakerbone) celebrate Black History Month with a roster of hilarious guests! Guests: Andre M. Perry Felix Rodriguez Dulce Sloan Johnathan Craig Ayanna Dookie If you enjoy our content, please subscribe to our YouTube page and/or send a donation via PayPal at DrunkBlackHistoryNYC@gmail.c…
 
Self-care takes courage. Self-love takes courage. Courage is needed to put your needs first, live with joy and peace, practice forgiveness (self and others), and show unconditional love (self and others). This show will introduce the concept of courage--we return to the Stoics--and the steps that will help you to live courageously. The show conclud…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 5. Adam Clayton Powell Sr. was born. He was an American pastor who developed the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York as the largest Protestant congregation in the country, with 10,000 members. He was a founder of the National Urban League, active in the NAACP and several fraternal …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 4. Kimora Lee Simmons was born. She is an American entrepreneur, fashion designer, TV personality, author, philanthropist and model. Kimora was born of African American and Japanese heritage. She attended public school, but when she grew to 5-foot, 8-inches by the time she was ten years old,…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 3. Sugar Ray Robinson was born. He was an American professional boxer, considered by many authorities to have been the best fighter in history. Robinson originally aspired to be a doctor, but after dropping out of High School he switched his goal to boxing. He made his professional debut on …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 2. First game of the Negro National Baseball League. The first viable Black league was formed in 1920 under the leadership of Rube Foster, manager of the Chicago American Giants. He had been Negro baseball’s best pitcher in the early years of the 20th century and then its best-known manager …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 1st. Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize. She graduated from Wilson Junior College in Chicago in 1936. Her early verses appeared in the Chicago Defender, a newspaper written primarily for that city’s African American community. Brooks published her …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 30. Michelle Howard was born. She was the first African American woman to command a United States Navy ship. She also became the highest-ranking woman in the United States Armed Forces history. During high school Howard applied to the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, and upon enter…
 
Racially stressful moments are common. Micro-aggressions, stereotyping, and racist encounters in schools, stores, workplaces, and social settings happen regularly to Black people (and other people of color). These moments cause stress responses that can damage one's mental and physical health. However, there are methods to minimize these unhealthy …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 29. Duke Ellington was born. One of the originators of big-band jazz, Ellington led his band for more than half a century, composed thousands of scores, and created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in all of Western music. Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New Yor…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 28. Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. became the first Black Admiral in the U.S. Navy. He attended Virginia Union University but left before graduating to join the Naval Reserve in 1942. He was commissioned in 1944 and served during World War II onboard USS PC-1264. After the war, Gravely had a brief…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 27. Coretta Scott King was born. She was an American civil rights activist who was the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. She graduated from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and in 1951 enrolled at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. While working toward a degree in voice…
 
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