Sunday, June 24, 2018

Tag: Black History Month

Arrests and Stops of Ex-Florida Cop Under...

A Florida police officer was terminated from his job on Wednesday, April 11 after a Snapchat photo was handed over to his superiors. During Black History...

The Sign John Lewis Saw That Made...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5hth0VvSyA A Black History Month segment is revealing the moments some leading Black voices realized their blackness. The "CBS This Morning" segment included appearances from authors and...

How an Enslaved Man Bought His Freedom...

Stephen Smith (1795-1873) Born enslaved in Dauphin County, Pa., Stephen Smith had been sold to a new slavemaster, a lumber merchant, and was separated from his...

The Man Who Initiated the ‘Back to...

Paul Cuffe (1759-1817) In 1815 Cuffe sailed for the West coast of Africa with 38 Black emigrants to begin a new life in Sierra...

Can ‘Black Panther’ Be Used to Teach...

Marvel's "Black Panther" has made way from the silver screen to the classroom, thanks to the efforts of a Chicago teacher working to use...

White Folks Are Begging for a ‘White...

It's that time of year again when the celebratory occasion that is Black History Month is tarnished by calls from closet racists for a...

Moviegoers, In African Garb, Share Their Excitement...

The vibrant African fashion of "Black Panther" was on display at multiplexes around the country Thursday as moviegoers flocked to the first showings of...

Dutty Boukman, The Fearless Leader Who Helped...

Dutty Boukman ( ??? - November 7, 1791) Dutty Boukman was born in Jamaica but was sold to a plantation in Saint-Domingue (modern-day Haiti)...

Teacher’s Remarkable Black History Art Celebrates Blackness...

A New York City teacher is going viral for her unapologetically Black classroom art in celebration of Black History Month. Marguerite Thompson said on Facebook...

Gregg Popovich Issues Perfect Response When Asked...

Before San Antonio Spurs took on the Utah Jazz Monday, Feb. 12, Coach Gregg Popovich was asked about the importance of Black History Month...

The Nyabingi Priestesses, Fighting to End Colonial...

Nyabingi Priestesses Muhumusa (died 1945) and Kaigirwa (???) Muhumusa and Kaigirwa were leaders of the feared East African Nyabingi priestesses group, which was influential in Rwanda and Uganda...

Most States Failed to Cover 10 Topics...

Black History Month is an annual opportunity to reflect on the significant contributions that people of African descent have made to American culture and...

Harriet Tubman Challenged Folks to Get On...

Harriet Tubman (circa 1820 — March 10, 1913) Harriet Tubman was born enslaved with the name Araminta around 1820. She changed her name around the...

Dodge Commercial Slammed As ‘Disgrace’ on Twitter...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlbY1tGARUA   The Super Bowl has aired its share of controversial commercial ads over the years, but this one was of a different variety. Fans watching...

Forced Sterilization Spurred Fannie Lou Hamer’s Civil...

Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) The Mississippi sharecropper's forced sterilization was one of the moments that launched her to become part of the state's civil rights...

Ivanka Trumps Gets Blasted for Black History...

https://twitter.com/IvankaTrump/status/959196134894907392 Ivanka Trump's tweet to commemorate Black History Month has sparked outrage from many Twitter users. She tweets "During #BlackHistoryMonth, we celebrate heroes like Harriet...

Nat Turner’s Rebellion, The Uprising That Shook...

Nat Turner  (Oct. 2, 1800 - Nov. 11, 1831) Nat Turner, who was born into slavery in Virginia, became a preacher and said he...

Black Rebels: Meet the Fearless Black Female...

The Dahomey Amazons (17th Century - 19th Century) The Dahomey Amazons, or Mino, were an all-female regime of the Fon people of the Kingdom...

New Job: Omarosa Plans to Use Black...

Omarosa Manigault-Newman is 'miss movin' on' when it comes to leaving the White House. The former director of communications for the Office of Public...

10 Underrated Black History Heroes

Heroes like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks have always been featured within Black history. However, there are numerous Black heroes who don't get...

Mom Helps Daughter Learn Her History by...

A mother from Washington state is helping her daughter learn more about iconic Black history figures by recreating some of their images and is...