Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

  • 00:46

    Audio Book Henry Bibb, self-liberated newspaper founder, The Voice!

    in Education

    Author and Newspaper Owner, Henry Bibb a self-liberated black man gained his freedom in 1837. However he returned to Kentucky to try and rescue his wife and daughter. On the first attempt, he was recaptured and his whole family was sold south to a Mississippi plantation owner.  

    They escaped together, but were set upon by wolves and recaptured. Henry managed to get away again, but despite all his efforts, could not free his beloved Malinda and their little girl, Frances.
    Henry Bibb became an eloquent lecturer, author and community organizer.  http://bit.ly/HenryBibb_LoveAds

    In September 1851, as a result of the new Fugitive Slave Law, Mr. Bibb called a conference to be held in Toronto to discuss whether or not Canada was the best place for African Americans to seek freedom. 

    More than 50 delegates came to the North American Convention, also called “The Convention of Coloured Freemen.” 

    Henry and Mary also started a newspaper, The Voice of the Fugitive, in January, 1851. The Voice of the Fugitive was the first anti-slavery paper published in Canada by people of African descent. It was a very important means of communicating with Underground Railroad supporters, and with the general public. The Bibbs’ newspaper also provided information useful in the resettlement of former slaves and free Black Americans in the British colony of Canada West (Ontario). A network of agents in the U.S. and Canada collected from subscribers and sent the money to Henry and Mary so they could run the newspaper.

    Mr. Bibb's autobiography, Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave publicized the horrors of slavery. It was published in 1849 and became very popular reading, helping to further the cause of anti-slavery in North America and even in Europe.


  • 01:13

    Audio Book, Harriet Jacobs ~Survivor of Slavery, Abolitionist and Author

    in Education

    The Gist of Freedom www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com is pleased to present to you the audio book of Harriet Jacobs, an African American abolitionist! Mrs. Jacobs  became active in the antislavery movement, and at the urging of several female abolitionists, she wrote “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,” which was published in 1860. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, is a powerful depiction of the sexual abuse of female slaves. 

    Harriet Jacobs would thwart repeated sexual advancements made by slavers for years, then escape to the North. She would later publish an account of her anguished life in her autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.


    Harriet had previously asked Norcom for permission to marry a free black man. Norcom had violently refused. Now Harriet had a plan to disrupt his fight for sexual conquest: She had become friends with a caring white man -- an unmarried lawyer. She would become sexually involved with this man, become pregnant, and an infuriated Norcom would sell her and her child. 

    A child was conceived.  The harassment continued even after she bore the lawyer another child. Finally, after she learned that Norcom was preparing to put her children to work as plantation slaves, she had had enough. In June of 1835, after seven years of mistreatment, Harriet escaped.

    Harriet was actively involved with the abolition movement before the launch of the Civil War. During the war she used her celebrity to raise money for black refugees. After the war she worked to improve the conditions of the recently-freed slaves. 

  • Conversations with Sapphire J Blue with Author Harper Miller - The Sweetest Ta

    in Writing

    The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance-Like many single women who reside in the city that never sleeps, Micah Foster has had numerous encounters with undesirable men that make her want to renounce love. Just when she’s on the verge of calling it quits in her quest to find love and a sustainable relationship with a Dominant man, her friend Kisa requests her company for a girl’s night out at Spanxxx, a local fetish club. Both Kisa and Micah are seasoned submissive players in the BDSM lifestyle. Micah has been involved in the scene since her early twenties, but she has yet to meet a Dominant she meshes with and takes seriously. Now, at age thirty, she continues to search for a connection that repeatedly eludes her. Under duress, she crosses paths with Dominant Rick Thomas. Unusual and dire circumstances bring the pair together, and he’s exactly what Micah has been searching for. 

    The Sweetest Taboo is aptly titled. It’s an unconventional erotic love story that provides a different perspective of a relationship involving D/s and BDSM. The reader will follow Micah and Rick’s journey from beginning to end. You’ll laugh, you’ll be turned on, and most of all, you’ll find yourself cheering for their love. 

    Entwined (The Kinky Connect Chronicles Book 3)-After twenty years of devotion to Uncle Sam, I called it quits. I was wired and looking to get into some trouble. Trouble found me all right, in the form of a hot-bodied fox. 

    Little did I know how much she’d rock my world. 

    The names are all fake, details have been fudged, but you’ll get the gist of what went down. 

    You’re getting one hell of a tale. This is my story. 

  • 00:01

    Cops ~ Throws Female High School Student Across Classroom

    in Education

    Video: Cops Throws Female High School Student Across Classroom.

    The latest angle of a violent assault by a Richland County Sheriff's office deputy shows, cop Ben Fields flipping over a desk with a student still sitting in its chair.

  • 00:35

    Officer Throws Female High School Student Across Classroom

    in Culture

     Officer Throws Female High School Student Across Classroom

    A video of a "school resource officer" at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina throwing a female student out of her desk to the ground and across a classroom

    Roy Paul is a highly sought after commentator specializing in the areas of education, social and economic justice, and the advancement of African Americans in modern pop culture and politics. Paul made history when he became the youngest African-American to ever be elected to public office in New York State when he was just 19 years old.  He served 5 years as a School Board Member in Middletown, NY.

    He contributes political commentary on a number of networks including WABC 7 in New York and is a contributor to NewsGenius.com (part of Rap Genius).

  • 02:52


    in Hip Hop Music


  • 00:44

    Frederick Douglass & Booker T. Washington's direct descendant Ken Morris,

    in Education

    Ken Morris is a direct descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington. Join Ken as we discuss his family's latest project, 


    John Stauffer (Author), Zoe Trodd (Author), Celeste-Marie Bernier (Author), Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Epilogue by, Harvard University)

    With an Afterword by FDFI Founder & President, Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.

    Picturing Frederick Douglass


    John Stauffer (Author), Zoe Trodd (Author), Celeste-Marie Bernier (Author), Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Epilogue by, Harvard University)

    With an Afterword by FDFI Founder & President, Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.

  • 00:32

    Rapper Tom Gist returns to premiere his new single

    in Entertainment

    Budding hip-hop star Tom Gist returns to Hot16realtalk.This time he premieres his new single One Day Soon.The last time I had Gist on the show he held it down for Harlem.I also played two of his bangers Turn it up.,and Change.I'm honored to have him on the show again to drop another one of his hit singles.Gist has been staying busy as evident by not only his music,but also his battle rap career.Whatever you do don't miss out on this ground breaking episode.Its not just radio,its radio revolution!!!!

  • 00:29

    Indie Talk Live with Jack Travis

    in Indie Music

    As a native of Talladega, Al, Jack Travis and his music are more than likely the polar opposite of what may come to mind when thinking of such a place. He currently resides in Atlanta, Ga. He is among the scores of artist looking to get his/her shot at seizing the "rap" game. A seasoned artist that has released over 50+ songs, videos, interviews, etc... That span a handful of years and complete projects, he also produces and engineers the gist of his own music. He looks to make the transition from starving artist to one considered at the top of his respective game. See you at the top, Jack Travis.


    Songs, Pics, and sites attached.


    1. "I'm Back" (New Single) Video link: https://youtu.be/7GpDLXdYA6g ("I'm Back!")

    2. "Cook Time"

    3. "ADHD"


    Website: http://impyre.wix.com/jacktravis

    Instagram: @ay_ilivhi

    Twitter: @iJackTravis

    SoundCloud: iJackTravis

    ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/jacktravis



  • 00:31

    Explorer, York Gist , Lewis and Clark Expedition with Marlene Rivero

    in Culture

    Marlene Rivero portrays York's mother, whose son was the African-American Guide on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The painting is a self portrait as York's Mother Rose.Marlene Rivero developed her character in response to a Need to tell York's Story in 2003. The National Park Service first  saw  the program in Cairo, Illionois, and  it  has been seen by thosands of people between 2003-2006. It received honorable mention at the St louis, Mo. Marlene draws from the notes, songs, Costumes & spoken words she discovered while researching to tell of York's role in the L &  C Exp.


    York was Clark’s childhood companion. He was enslaved.  He was devoted to William Clark. He was a guide on the expedition.  York had a great time on the expedition. He had, had his own rifle. He got to vote. He was a full member of the expedition. He had a, the Indians loved him.

  • 00:28

    Free Appraisal show Sponsored By Swann Galleries and Wyatt Houston Day

    in Education

    Free Appraisal show Sponsored By Swann Galleries and Wyatt Houston Day

    Tonight @7:30 Join The Gist of Freedom as we announce a Free Appraisal show Sponsored by Wyatt Houston of Swann Galleries!  

    www.BlackHistoryBlog.com | Www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com

    SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES Consignments Invited!


    Faith Ringgold, Maya’s Quilt of Life, acrylic on canvas and painted, dyed pieced fabrics, 1989. Sold September 15, 2015 for $461,000, an auction record for the artist.


    "We are currently accepting quality consignments for our Spring 2016 auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana.

    • Manuscripts  • Books • Historical Prints  • Maps • Photographs  • Posters The deadline for submissions is October 31.

    Please direct inquiries to: Wyatt Houston Day | Specialist, African Americana | 212 254 4710 ext. 300 | wyatthday@swanngalleries.com


    Brian P., of Newport, Rhode Island, came to the ANTIQUE ROADSHOW with records of his great-grandfather, Charles Edward Minor. The collection, was valued by appraiser Gary Piattoni at between $2,500 and $3,500,  he was a decorated African American seaman a mere 20 years after the abolition of slavery.


    After retiring from the Navy at 52, Minor had the wherewithal to buy a four-bedroom home in Newport and to invest in the stock market. Again, Minor was ahead of his time. Says Brian, "Some of the stocks didn't pan out, but he was buying stocks a hundred at a time during the Great Depression. Black man or white man, that's something." True, yet it is all the more remarkable for a black man in a society that would be segregated by law for another 30 years.