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The Black Community

The Black Community is an American community, members of the African diaspora and largely descendants of the people of Africa. They have made significant contributions to American art, entertainment, politics, history, culture, sports and so forth. This section is a celebration of this community, their successes and the positive work they've done to advance the human race.

Black Culture

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CULTURE

In culture the Black Community have a major American and global effect. African-Americans trace their ancestry to the African continent but they have created an identity and community approach all their own. Black Americans have found cultural inspiration in many areas. Whether it's a unique understanding of identity shaped as a distinct minority in America, overcoming historical oppression, finding momentous success in various vocations or finding innovative and dynamic ways to think of "culture", the African-American community that has influenced the culture for almost every other community.

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Black Sports

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said African-American pioneers will be honored at Alabama FSU game 1
Celtics legend Bill Russell to receive NBAs first Lifetime Achievement Award
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60 Years Ago First African American Woman the Daughter of Sharecroppers Wins Wimbledon

SPORTS

In sports, African-Americans have achieved great levels of success beyond their small minority status. In the NFL, they represent 65% of the total population, and a whopping 75% of all NBA players. High numbers are also reflected in NCAA football and basketball. Various sports stars such as Lebron James, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Muhammed Ali, Paul Pierce, Jerry Rice, Jim Brown, Wilt Chamberlain, Jesse Owens, and Joe Louis are just some of the many who have risen to greatness.

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Serena Williams may be greatest athlete ever to play any sport since Jackie Robinson
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Black Business

Champagne Celebration for Historic Bird Of Peace Flight From Ethiopia To Eritrea
GNN: Harvard Grad Helps Unknowing Students Secure $35 Million in Funding, Reducing Their College Debt
Breakdown of the 10 Most Successful African American CEOs of All Time
Virginia Tech Finally Has A Black Graduate In Nanoscience and she is helping others

BUSINESS

Oprah Winfrey became the wealthiest African-American person in history through her media work and company. Reginald Lewis was considered the first Black man to own a billion dollar company. Ron Johnson then became the first Black Billionaire for BET and his work with Black and African origin media has made him a titan in the industry. Elijah McCoy established 57 patents as an inventor and made major achievements in the advancement of the steam engine. And today, Black business owners continue to find ways to combine culture, media, and dynamic attitudes to how companies are run that allow them to stand out from the crowd.

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Black Media

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MEDIA

Black-Americans have been enormously influential to global media and entertainment. They were the founders or co-founders of the misc genres of Blues, Doo-Wop, Barbershop, Ragtime, Bluegrass, Jazz, Gospel Music, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock and Roll, and Soul. Recently, 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight won best picture. Today filmmakers like Ryan Coogler and Jordan Peele have found ways to merge the personal with the commercial. Richard Pryor was a pioneer and considered one of the greatest ever comedians. Whoopi Goldberg also became a legend by being a female comedians in a field that is male dominated and still being able to easily bring down the house.

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Community Bio

Media & Entertainment

While the film industry still struggles with a history of racism and underrepresentation of African-Americans, African-Americans still have found success and brought innovation and new ideas to these fields. They were the founders or co-founders of the misc genres of Blues, Doo-Wop, Barbershop, Ragtime, Bluegrass, Jazz, Gospel Music, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock and Roll, and Soul, with contributions to Country, Techno and House Music as well. For the 10 highest grossing actors of all time, Samuel L Jackson, Morgan Freeman and Eddie Murphy round out the list with stars like Will Smith and Denzel Washington right behind. Recently, 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight won best picture. Today filmmakers like Ryan Coogler and Jordan Peele have found ways to merge the personal with the commercial. African-Americans actors have also made a huge impact beyond their minority status in modern TV and internet commercials. African-American photo models have appeared on magazines and websites across the globe and artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Augusta Savage have been met with critical acclaim. Black individuals have also been superstars in the world of comedy. Richard Pryor was a pioneer and considered one of the greatest ever comedians. Chris Rock defined the 90s and Dave Chapelle shaped modern comedy. Whoopi Goldberg also became a legend by being a female comedians in a field that is male dominated and still being able to easily bring down the house.

Business

Oprah Winfrey became the wealthiest African-American person in history through her media work and her voice became so influential that she was the deciding factor in Barack Obama’s Democratic primary victory over Hillary Clinton. Reginald Lewis was considered the first Black man to own a billion dollar company. Ron Johnson then became the first Black Billionaire for BET and his work with Black and African origin media has made him a titan in the industry. Elijah McCoy established 57 patents as an inventor and made major achievements in the advancement of the steam engine. Lewis Latimer also was a major inventor inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his work in electric filament manufacturing techniques. Black Wall Street became a major player and served the Black community at large. And today, Black business owners continue to find ways to combine culture, media, and dynamic attitudes to how companies are run that allow them to stand out from the crowd.

Culture

Black-Americans have been significant contributes to American and global culture at large. Between the history of the Middle Passage and the roots of the slave trade, to rising up and fighting for freedom in America, to finding connections this day to their ancient roots in Africa and contributing to the 4th Industrial Revolution, Black Americans continue to be enormously influential. Their balance between a Black culture, an American culture and the culture of a global citizen has brought them into to face the question of identity first hand and what it means. They have also faced brutal oppression and have been forced to understand what it means to be moral when society is not. Through music, media and entertainment, the Black community has been bring the rest of the world into the Black experience. Through it all, they have created people like Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, Thurgood Marshall and many others. And most recently, many members of the Black community hailed the rise of Barak Obama, to become the 44th President of the United States of America. Black culture and the community continues to evolve and understand what it means to be Black.

Sports

In sports, African-Americans have achieved great levels of success beyond their small minority status. In the NFL, they represent 65% of the total population, and a whopping 75% of all NBA players. High numbers are also reflected in NCAA football and basketball. Various sports stars such as Lebron James, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Muhammed Ali, Paul Pierce, Jerry Rice, Jim Brown, Wilt Chamberlain, Jesse Owens, and Joe Louis are just some of the many who have risen to greatness.