In the past five years or more, the country has become intensely aware of minority representation and leadership. To be more specific to the URBANE audience, the country has become intensely aware of Black representation and leadership – whether it’s...read more.
The end of the Civil War in 1865 began a new era in American history called the Reconstruction Era, where the country processed through reinstating seceding states in the Union and establishing a legal status for all Black people...read more.
A great portion of Hicks-Gilbert’s sense of responsibility to this work is her familial connection to the history of the Elaine Twelve. Frank Hicks is her great-uncle, and his brother, Ed Hicks, is her great-grandfather. Mr. Ed Hicks and his first wife had two sons...read more.
Black Americans began to return to their native land of Africa in 1820 – approximately 200 years after the transatlantic slave trade to Virginia began. Many of these brave souls were under the guidance of the American Colonization Society (A.C.S.), headquartered in...read more.
Keith Tucker, Jr. has had a strong passion for business since adolescence and recently decided to take a chance on himself to see just how good he could be. No stranger to hard work, Tucker was able to turn his passion for business into a successful condiments company in 2019 - Truth Sauce, Inc. Initially debuting in Little Rock, the brand is...read more.
If you grew up during the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, chances are you are familiar with publications such as Negro Digest, Ebony Magazine, or Jet Magazine. These publications were staples in most of our lives and primary sources of exposure to the multifaceted Black culture across the country. Although these publications have...read more.
COVER STORY - Recently entering the beauty of retirement from UA Little Rock Children International, Ms. Paula – as many lovingly refer to her – is beginning a new journey that she intends to fill with any and every passion that she’s ever wanted to explore. She intently refers to this new life’s journey as “Paula’s Stuff,” whose purpose is: “To Give, To...read more
COVER STORY - If serving in education was easy, we'd all be doing it. Even with its rewards and memorable moments, it is one of the most challenging career fields to occupy. It does not give the recognition, reflective wages, or the daily respect and regard...read more
The Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka U.S. Supreme Court case of 1954 ruled that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional even when equal in quality. As a result, all public schools were to be integrated beginning in September 1957, starting with high schools. The judgment increased the flames...read more