Sunday, August 25, 2019

Tag: Black History Month

‘Back to School Necklaces’?: New York Teachers...

Two teachers in Long Island, N.Y., were fired and a third placed on paid suspension after images of nooses were displayed as part of...

Denver High School Backtracks After Allowing Students...

A Denver high school is backtracking amid fallout over a policy allowing parents to exclude their children from an upcoming Black History Month assembly. On...

Va. Principal Mum on What, If Any,...

The principal of a Virginia elementary school has apologized for a gym class exercise that saw students simulate going through the Underground Railroad during...

After GOP Blocks Resolution to Recognize Kaepernick’s...

A resolution to celebrate Black History Month in Wisconsin hit a snag before passing Tuesday when Republican lawmakers commanded the name of activist and free-agent...

For the First Time, NHL Is Shifting...

The NHL will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, shifting its focus in February from its wide-ranging "Hockey Is For Everyone" campaign...

Detroit Officer Demoted After Filming Himself Mocking Black...

A Detroit police officer is under investigation after he filmed himself making racist remarks about a young Black woman he forced to walk home...

Diversity Month? British Councils Slammed for Shameless...

Every October since 1987, folks across the U.K. have celebrated Black History Month as a way of honoring the nation's best and brightest in...

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...