In Memoriam of Black History Icons

Influential Black Authors

Literature affects our lives in many ways every day whether it be in schools, in the news we consume, or on television; many of these Black historical figures have had a major impact on literature and have passed away in the last ten years.  Many people are unaware of these icons and the changes they have made to our lives every day. Below is a list of five Black authors who have had some of the...

Impactful Black Politicians

Skyler Fincher-Butler, Reporter

Over the past decade, we have had many memorable Black politicians and leaders. The five below are some who have had the greatest impact on the world as a whole.  Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela was an African nationalist and socialist considered the father of Modern South Africa. His main commitments and goals were peace, negotiation, and reconciliation.  He was the main figure to look t...

Impressive Black Athletes

Lizzy Price, Reporter

There have been so many impactful and powerful Black athletes throughout history, but here are some notable Black athletes who have died in the past ten years.  Hank Aaron Hank Aaron who played for the Atlanta Braves is one of the most iconic baseball players of all time. In fact, he still holds the record for most runs batted in (2,297), which is more than even New York Yankees player Babe ...

Inspirational Black Musicians

Apollo Brown, Reporter

Over the past decade, we have seen many talented Black musicians pass away. Here are six of the most notable of them. Chris Kelly Chris Kelly was most notably known as one half of the rap duo Kris Kross.  They were discovered in 1990 when Kelly was just 14 years old. The duo's most well-known song “Jump” stayed at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks. The duo eventually...

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