Independent Historian

Naomii Brack is an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at City of Chicago Colleges – Richard J. Daley Campus in Chicago, Illinois.  Her Ph.D. in Human Services with a Specialization in Criminal Justice is from Capella University, while her master’s degree in Administration of Criminal Justice is from Chicago State University, and her undergraduate degree of the same discipline is from Governors’ State University.  Her past endeavors include working as a corporate paralegal/legal assistant for over twenty-three years. She has authored a dissertation regarding vulnerable citizens and the justice system entitled “Dangerous Residents: Residency Placement of Violent Felons and Sex Offenders in Long-Term Nursing Facilities,” a Qualitative Analysis and a Thesis entitled “Hegemony within the Criminal Justice System,” a Qualitative Analysis.  She is the historian, coordinator, and event planner of Black History at her church. The native of the South Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, specializes in the victimization of vulnerable citizens in Black communities, past and present.

Michael Stanley Regan, Sr. (1976- )

Michael Stanley Regan, Sr. is the first African American to lead the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its 16th Administrator. He was nominated to serve as Administrator by President Joe Biden on December 17, 2020. The United States Senate confirmed the nomination on … Read MoreMichael Stanley Regan, Sr. (1976- )

Philadelphia Giants (1902-1911)

The Philadelphia Giants were a Negro baseball team that played from 1902 to 1911. From 1904 to 1909 they were one of the strongest pre-Negro League teams in black baseball, winning five eastern championships in six years 1904-07. In 1902, Harry A. Smith, a former baseball player and writer … Read MorePhiladelphia Giants (1902-1911)

The Chicago American Giants (1911-1956)

The Chicago American Giants were a Chicago-based Negro league baseball team, owned and managed from 1910 to 1926 by player-manager Andrew “Rube” Foster, known as the father of the Negro League Baseball. From 1910 until the mid-1930s, the American Giants were the most dominant team in Black baseball. Some of the most … Read MoreThe Chicago American Giants (1911-1956)

The Chicago Unions (1887-1904)

The Chicago Unions was an independent team formed in 1887 and one of the first professional, Black baseball teams to last more than a year prior to the Negro Leagues era beginning in 1920. In 1887, before the start of the 1888 baseball season, William S. Peters joined other Chicago … Read MoreThe Chicago Unions (1887-1904)

Jerome A. Holmes (1961- )

Jerome A. Holmes, is the first African American to serve as an United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Holmes was born in Washington D.C. on November 18, 1961. His parents were Ryland and Hattie Holmes. Holmes graduated from Wake Forest University in 1983 … Read MoreJerome A. Holmes (1961- )

Rufus Calvin Kuykendall (1903-1977)

Rufus Calvin Kuykendall was an attorney, politician, and one of the first African Americans to be elected judge in Indiana’s Marion County Superior Court. Kuykendall was born on September 24, 1903 in Indianapolis, Indiana to John, a former slave from Tennessee, and Belle (Jackson) Kuykendall. … Read MoreRufus Calvin Kuykendall (1903-1977)