CMP Media Inc.'s NetGuide Magazine Online Focuses On Black History Month

Magazine's Online "cyberguide" Features Round-Up of the Best Black History Month Sites

Jan 27, 1997

February marks Black History Month, and in its observance, NetGuide Magazine Online's cyberguide ( offers a round-up of the best sites to surf for information about African-American culture, heritage and history.

NetGuide Magazine's Adam Martini reviews each site, all of which can be reached via hot links from NetGuide Magazine's Website.

"NetGuide Magazine can always be counted on for thematic reviews that relate to special calendar events. Black History Month is a perfect time to point out the rich array of sites related to African-American culture, issues, heroes and events," Martini said. "The sites featured in our round-up run the gamut from educational to entertaining, and we're looking forward to uncovering even more."

Here's a look at what's available right now:

-- The African-American Mosaic -- This Library of Congress exhibit chronicles 500 years of black history in the Western hemisphere. You'll find literature, photographs, and maps exploring abolition, the colonization of Africa by freed slaves, Western migration, Depression-era efforts to record the life stories of former slaves, and more.

-- Pathfinder Celebrates Black History -- Pathfinder pays homage to the most influential black men and women of the 20th century and opens a gallery for displaying the works of African-American artists.

-- NetNoir -- Bringing issues of black identity to the Web, this content- rich destination features articles on everything from economics to lifestyles. A special section is dedicated to the people and events that have inspired Black History Month.

-- Martin Luther King, Jr. Directory -- Compiled by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Atlanta and Stanford University, this collection of reference resources and documents by and about King is a great resource for Black History Month.

-- Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Explore the life and pursuits of one of history's greatest civil rights leaders. Complete with biographical facts and photos, this online tribute explores King's struggle for equal rights for citizens of all races.

-- NAACP Online -- The online headquarters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People offers news headlines of special interest to the African-American community and information about its programs and events.

-- AFRO-Americ@ -- Immerse yourself in this cultural online newspaper for the African-American community. You'll find news, art, history (such as features about the Tuskegee airmen), and educational games for kids.

-- The Book -- Open The Book to take an inspiring tour of African- American-related destinations on the Net. You'll find links to sites that focus on education, entertainment and magazines, and much more.

-- Negro Leagues Baseball Online Archives -- Celebrate the rich history of the leagues that produced some of baseball's greatest names, from Satchel Paige to Jackie Robinson. Player and team profiles, and lots of photos, put this site in a league of its own.

-- Cafe Los Negroes -- A virtual hangout for African-Americans and Latinos, this site is jazzed up with urban art, poetry, and entertainment news. This online community also includes chat forums for college students and poets.

-- The Faces of Science: African-Americans In the Sciences -- Profiles African-American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering.

CMP Media Inc., now in its 26th year of uninterrupted growth, is the only provider of publishing, marketing and information services to reach the entire spectrum of the high-technology market -- the builders, sellers and users of technology. With sales of $418 million in 1996, CMP has marked a quarter century of success with an average annual growth of 20 percent. CMP Media is also the creator of First-TV (, the Internet's first 24-hour TV/video network.

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SOURCE: CMP Media Inc.

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