About D.L. Chandler

D.L. Chandler is a veteran of the Washington D.C. Metro writing scene, working as a journalist, reporter and culture critic. Getting his start in the late 1990s in print, D.L. joined the growing field of online reporting in 1998. His first big break came with the now-defunct Politically Black in 1999, the nation\'s first Black political news portal.

D.L. has worked in the past for OkayPlayer, MTV News, Metro Connection and several other publications and magazines. D.L., a native Washingtonian, resides in the Greater Washington area.

Known as “Bloody Sunday,” the historic “Selma to Montgomery marches” began on March 7, 1965, and highlighted a turbulent time of the Civil Rights Movement.

Steve Biko’s slogan “Black Is Beautiful” still resonates 46 years after the anti-apartheid icon was murdered by South African police on Sept. 12, 1977. Here are several other of his timeless quotes.

On June 16, 1822, a small group of slaves foiled Denmark Vesey's planned uprising by telling their masters about the plot to free thousands. We will never forget.

Medgar Evers was killed in the driveway of his home by a Ku Klux Klan member who lived free for a time after the senseless murder.

The assassination of civil rights leader and clergyman Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, rocked the nation just as the charismatic and focused activist was rising to heights unknown.

Remembering Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, who was killed March 9, 1997.

In the 42 years since his untimely death, Bob Marley still remains the most popular figure in reggae music.

The murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman remain unsolved 27 years later.

Legendary West Coast rapper and actor Tupac “2pac” Shakur died on Sept. 13, 1996, days after being shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

The accomplishment that landed American physician and former NASA astronaut Mae Carol Jemison into the annals of history is quite an inspiring feat. In September 12, 1999, Jemison fulfilled a lifelong dream she held ever since she was a small girl in Chicago by becoming the first African-American woman to fly into space.

The life of activist and Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton came to a tragic end on Aug. 22, 1989. His legacy still lives on.

Novelist, essayist, and playwright James Baldwin stands out as one of America’s most-treasured wordsmiths.