Saturday, February 23, 2019

Tag: Black History Month

10 Black Heroes Who Usually Go Unrecognized...

Robert Smalls (April 5, 1839 – Feb. 23, 1915) Robert Smalls was an African-American born into slavery in Beaufort, S.C., but during and after the American Civil War,...

Catholic School Planned Lunch of Fried Chicken...

An all-girls Catholic high school in California is under fire after the school announced they would be serving fried chicken, watermelon and cornbread to...

10 Forgotten Photos of The Civil Rights...

Images of the civil rights movement have, for many reasons, been narrowed down to a handful of familiar images that tell a  story of...

10 Forgotten Photos of The Civil Rights...

Images of the civil rights movement have, for many reasons, been narrowed down to a handful of familiar images that tell a  story of...

9 Interesting Little-Known Facts About Black History...

1. Carter G. Woodson was the son of former enslaved Africans James and Eliza Riddle Woodson. He gained a master's degree at the University of...

10 African Kings and Queens Whose Stories...

Some years ago Nick Cannon expressed his disdain for movies such as "Django Unchained" and "12 Years a Slave," saying he's tired of seeing...

8 Successful and Aspiring Black Communities Destroyed...

Atlanta Race Riot (1906) When the Civil War ended, African-Americans in Atlanta began entering the realm of politics, establishing businesses and gaining notoriety as a...

10 Arguments That Prove Ancient Egyptians Were...

Even today, a significant number of mainstream Egyptologists, anthropologists, historians and Hollywood moviemakers continue to deny African people’s role in humankind's first and greatest...

When Black Men Ruled the World: 8...

When the topic of the Moorish influence in Europe is being discussed, one of the first questions that arise is, what race were they? As...

6 Ways Slavery Still Negatively Impacts Black...

Names Just as Kunta Kinte was forced under the lash to change his name in the novel and movie Roots, Black people both in the...

9 White Celebs, World Leaders Whose Families...

Anderson Cooper A rule of thumb is: where there is old money, you will find some connection to slavery. So, of course, it wasn't hard...

Women’s History Month: The Brave, Beautiful &...

It seems ever so fitting that women’s history month is celebrated immediately after black history month considering the fact that black women have been...

Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled at US Capitol

Rosa Parks is now the first black woman to have a full-length statue in the US National Statuary Hall, with congressional leaders joining more...

Meet African-American Aviation Pioneers

Every February, Black History Month evokes a few iconic names in aviation, most notably the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II and Bessie Coleman,...

ABS Honors Benjamin Banneker, a Scientist, Surveyor,...

Benjamin Banneker (November 9, 1731 – October 9, 1806) was a free African-American scientist, surveyor, almanac author and farmer. Born in Baltimore County, Maryland,...

ABS Honors Marcus Garvey, Builder of Largest...

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. was born in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, on August 17, 1887. In 1910, he began traveling throughout Central America, the...

Michelle Obama Strongly Endorses Movie ‘Beasts of...

Michelle Obama on Wednesday gushed over the Oscar-nominated film “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” calling it one of the “most powerful and most important”...

Black History Month: Why Isn't There A...

“How come there isn’t a White History Month?” If you're inserting an eye-roll after reading that question, you're not alone. Many of us have...

ABS Honors Booker T. Washington: The Atlanta...

This week, ABS honors the leaders who took a strong stand to improve the economic conditions of black people. Booker T. Washington is known for...

ABS Honors Malcolm X For His Economic...

This week, ABS honors the leaders who took a strong stand to improve the economic conditions of black people. Malcolm X is often remembered by...

ABS Honors Dr. King’s Stand Against Poverty

This week, ABS honors the leaders who took a strong stand to improve the economic conditions of black people. Though he is celebrated for his...