The Virginia Republican Party this weekend nominated for lieutenant governor a minister who has a history of virulent anti-gay statements, accuses the Democratic Party of enslaving African Americans, and criticized President Obama for having “Muslim sensibilities.” The former Senate candidate,who in 2012 garnered less than 5 percent of the vote in the Republican primary, [...]
In one swoop, Hutchinson managed to eliminate Native Americans, Mexicans, and enslaved Africans from Texas history -- and Jon Stewart let it go.
The Smithsonian?s National Museum of African American History and Culture has acquired a slave cabin from the first half of the 19th century, currently located at Point of Pines Plantation on Edisto Island, S.C. The Edisto Island Historic...Show More Summary
An antebellum slave cabin from the Point of Pines Plantation on Edisto Island, South Carolina, will become a centerpiece of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), a new museum set to open in 2015. The cabin, one of two still standing on the plantation, was donated to the museum last [...]
As Dr. King said, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. African Americans have spent much of our history fighting for fair treatment and equal opportunity. We must also offer support to our immigrant brothers and sisters.
Wikipedia Rand Paul’s unsuccessful speech at Howard University—where he tried, and failed, to paint the Republican Party as the true home for African American voters—didn’t happen in a vacuum. It drew from a heavily revisionist history...Show More Summary
Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities A Conversation with Mark Anthony Neal Moderated by Barbara Ransby, Professor Gender and Women's Studies, African American Studies & History at The University of Illinois at Chicago Date & Time Wednesday, May 1 | 6—7:30 pm, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum 800 S. Show More Summary
It appears that Rand Paul had his little fee-fees hurt over the blowback from his attempt to whitesplain African American history to students at Howard University. Now he's suggesting that it's because...wait for it...racism against white people. Show More Summary
Click here to view this media Jon Stewart wasn't the only one this week that let Sen. Rand Paul have it for his failed attempt at minority outreach at Howard University, where he assumed the students there didn't know anything aboutShow More Summary
image credit Nursing has come a long way over the years, and its evolution - at least politically - owes much to the exceptional service, advocacy and determination of African Americans in the profession. From the inspirational Harriet...Show More Summary
(The Root) -- This image is part of a weekly series that The Root is presenting in conjunction with the Image of the Black in Western Art Archive at Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. A perfectly matched intimacy of scale and subject resides in this remarkable image from the ancient past. Show More Summary
The film she had just seen was “42,” based on the life of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, the first African American player in modern Major League Baseball. And her respect for the moment in history was not lost. “You’re left just asking yourselves, how on Earth did they live through that?” she wondered about the [...]
“Celebrating Visionary Leaders & Landmarks,” 12th Annual Awards Gala to be held April 18, 2013 Since the election of President Barack Obama, more Americans are showing an interest in learning about African American history by visiting national sites that reflect the many untold and under-told stories of black America. Show More Summary
Welcome to our new occasional contributor Matthew John Cressler! Cressler is a doctoral candidate in American religions. He specializes in American Catholic history and African American religious history, paying particular attentionShow More Summary
As Black History Month draws to a close, I am reminiscing about the celebration of African American culture. I am also challenged even more as a therapist in the area of mental health within the African American community.
From Judith Weisenfeld comes news of this conference, honoring the life and career of Albert Raboteau, April 26-27, 2013 Full information here. Presenters include Cornel West, Leigh Schmidt, Eddie Glaude, Yvonne Chireau, Wallace Best, Robert Wuthnow, Laurie Maffly-Kipp, John Wilson, and some other folks that you might be familiar with.
(The Root) -- Thanks to census records, many African Americans can trace some of their family's history, but what about those lost during slavery? Fordham University seeks to answer that very question with a new Burial Database Project...Show More Summary
What did freedom look like, asked Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer when they set out to compile the impressive tome Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery, a photographic history of the African American journey from slavery to emancipation during and after the Civil War. Show More Summary
An undertold part of our Civil War history is the role of black soldiers from this area who fought and died for the Union. Local historian Kevin D. Grigsby has written a book titled “From Loudoun to Glory” about African American soldiers from Loudoun County, and The Post’s Michael Ruane has a terrific story about the book and its background. Read full article >>
Journalist Joe Mozingo digs deep into his ancestral history to uncover the origin behind his surname, and discovers it's one of the few African names to survive not only the Middle Passage, but the history of American slavery itself...