AfroPlex Media

AfroPlex Media

A Los Angeles based blog that covers the many complexities and multi-faceted, non-monolithic aspects of the Black American community.

The founder of Black Enterprise Magazine, Earl G. Graves, Sr. was born on January 9, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York.

Credit:By  |  It’s more important than ever for evangelicals to recognize the dangers associated with mistaking our fear for faith — and our faith for politics.

From approximately 1525 to 1866, 12.5 million Africans were forcibly transported across the Middle Passage to serve as slaves in the New World. Life aboard slave ships was agonizing and dangerous; nearly 2 million slaves would perish on their journey across the Atlantic. #HistoryChannel

Source: Deutsche Welle  |  Africans are responding to the chaos at the US Capitol with irony, sarcasm and humor. #Trump started trending on Twitter in places like Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya as the platform blocked the US president.

Mass Incarceration, Visualized From  In this animated interview, the sociologist Bruce Western explains the current inevitability of prison for certain demographics of young black men and how it's become a normal life event.

In his October 2016 cover story for The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores how mass incarceration has affected African American families.

Jane Matilda Bolin, the first African American Female Judge in the United States died on January 8, 2007 in Long Island City, Queens, New York at age 98.

Solidarity marches for U.S. protesters rippling around the world reached Israel this past summer, where hundreds of protesters waved “Black Lives Matter” signs and chanted “George Floyd.”

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm began her initial term as the first Black American woman in congress. She was elected to to serve in congress on November 5, 1968.

On January 4, 1985, Congressman and Baptist Pastor William H. Gray was elected chairman of the House Budget Committee which was the highest congressional position held by an Black American.

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