John Singleton: Stars pay tribute to ‘Boyz N The Hood’ director

Stars from around the world of music, film and beyond have paid tribute to Oscar-nominated director John Singleton, who has died aged 51.

Singleton, best known for 1991’s ‘Boyz N The Hood’ “passed away peacefully” after being removed from life support in Los Angeles, his family confirmed.

The filmmaker had been in intensive care following a stroke last week.

Dearfield, Colorado: A ghost town that was once a bustling all-black settlement

This deserted town on the high plains of Colorado may not look like much these days, but Oliver Toussaint Jackson had a grand vision for it when he founded it in 1910.

Jackson, known as O.T., aimed to create a self-sustaining settlement for African-Americans at a time when it was difficult for black families to buy property in most Denver neighborhoods.

A Forgotten Presidential Candidate From 1904

Despite what you read in some history books — such as the Biographical Dictionary of Congressional Women — Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) was not in 1972 the first African-American candidate to run for president of the United States.

In 1904, George Edwin Taylor — often forgotten in the discussion of black American political pioneers — ran for president as the candidate of the National Negro Liberty Party, sometimes known as the National Liberty Party.

The Golden Age Of Blacks In Television: The Late 1960s

“Golden Age” is a term to label that period in the history of a nation, movement, artistic medium or the like during which its greatest achievements were realized. It is not an absolute term since it does not intend to describe the best possible epoch. That being the case, there can be no doubt that for African Americans in television, the last half of the 1960s was a Golden Age.