First Black-American Newspaper

On this the 16th day of March, back in 1827, the first Black American newspaper, “Freedom’s Journal” began publishing in New York City. “Freedom’s Journal” was the first African-American owned and operated newspaper published in the United States. It was founded by black men in New York City and was published weekly until 1829. The publication was …

The Day The Bronx Came To Be

On this date, back in 1639, a Danish farmer named Jonas Bronck purchased 50 acres of land just north of Manhattan. Describing his new home Bronck wrote: “The invisible hand of the Almighty Father, surely guided me to this beautiful country, a land covered with virgin forest and unlimited opportunities. It is a veritable paradise …