Black in the Day…To Infinity and Beyond

September 12, 1992: On this day Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman in space when she launched from the Kennedy Center to join Spacelab J, a joint U.S.-Japanese mission. When the space shuttle Endeavour blasted off on its second mission, it carried the first African American woman into space. A mission specialist, Jemison was a co-investigator of two bone cell research experiments, one of 43 scientific investigations that were done on mission STS-47. The shuttle landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sept. 20. Over the course of her only space…

Black in the Day….Daily Little Known Black History Facts

August 8, 1866, famed American explorer Matthew Alexander Henson was born. Henson was a technical genius, skilled as a carpenter, blacksmith, dog-handler and hunter. He and his partner, Robert Peary, went on eight expeditions, reaching what they believed was the North Pole on the final attempt, with Henson having the distinction of being the first person to set foot in the North Pole. Henson achieved a degree of fame as a result of participating in the expedition, and in 1912 he published a memoir titled A Negro Explorer at the North…

A$AP Rocky: being held for two weeks in “inhumane” Sweden jail for NO reason

Since this story broke last week by multiple sources, #ASAPROCKY has been jailed in a Swedish prison for an alleged aggravated assault incident involving two men that he claims were following and harassing him. To be clear, A$AP Rocky has not been formally charged, however, based on multiple reports by TMZ, a judge granted prosecutors with the authority to keep him detained – without bail – while they “investigate further” to determine whether or not to charge him with the offense.  Two videos have surfaced from the incident. From what…