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Obama celebrates Black History Month ahead of Selma visit

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls "the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life." Obama was joined by his wife Michelle as they hosted a White House reception Thursday for Black History Month. Continue reading ? The post Obama celebrates Black History Month ahead of Selma visit appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Black History Month Ends on a Frustrating, Yet Positive Note

As Black History Month 2015 comes to a close, it is important to reflect and celebrate the accomplishments African Americans have made since last February. The nomination of Loretta Lynch as the first African American female attorney...Show More Summary

Black History Month Labor Profiles: Rachel Bryan

During Black History Month, we will be profiling past and present leaders in the intersecting movements to protect and expand the rights of African Americans and working families. We'll highlight both important leaders of the past and those who are continuing the legacy of those strong leaders who laid the foundation for the present.

Black History Month Labor Profiles: Fannie Lou Hamer

During Black History Month, we will be profiling past and present leaders in the intersecting movements to protect and expand the rights of African Americans and working families. We'll highlight both important leaders of the past and those who are continuing the legacy of those strong leaders who laid the foundation for the present.Today, we take a look at Fannie Lou Hamer.

Joe Madison tries for world record with fundraising marathon benefitting African-American museum

If he succeeds in his quest to set a Guinness World Record for longest talk radio marathon, SiriusXM host Joe Madison will get the glory. But the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will get the dough. Madison will begin a fundraising marathon Wednesday at 6 a.m. on SiriusXM’s Urban View Channel […]

Mark Anthony Neal to Deliver Black History Month Keynote at Western Illinois University

Neal to Deliver Black History Month Keynote at Western Illinois University MACOMB, IL – The keynote address of Western Illinois University's Black History Month celebration will be delivered by Duke University African American Studies Professor Mark Anthony Neal at 7 p.m. Show More Summary

Globalizing Black History Month: Recalling the Professor and the Punjabi Lion

As February winds down, one of the most overlooked aspects of Black History Month is how African Americans influenced and were by influenced by global movements, particularly before the start of the Civil Rights era. A long forgotten...Show More Summary

College President Apologizes For Black History Month Dining Menu

Fried chicken, collard greens and cornbread. What, no watermelon? After a menu featuring fried chicken and collard greens under a photo of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other African American leaders for Black History Month, the president of Wright State University in Ohio and its dining services vendor have apologized. President David Hopkins [...]

Black History Month Labor Profiles: Keith Richardson

During Black History Month, we will be profiling past and present leaders in the intersecting movements to protect and expand the rights of African Americans and working families. We'll highlight both important leaders of the past and those who are continuing the legacy of those strong leaders who laid the foundation for the present. Today, we take a look at Keith Richardson.

More Little Known Facts About Game-Changing Black Female Pioneers!

As a thriving community, we celebrate the achievements of Black women every day, but during Black History Month we wanted to take the time to highlight an esteemed group of groundbreaking African American women in the realms of sports, entertainment

National Museum of African American History and Culture announces new book series

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Photography has served a crucial role in providing a visual record of African American history. ?Double Exposure,? is a major new multi-volume series based on the Smithsonian?s National Museum of African American History and Culture?s photography collection. Show More Summary

If Black Lives Matter, What About the Millions of Black Babies Killed in Abortion?

It’s Black History Month 2015. This is a time of remembering the many great contributions of African Americans in the history of our great nation. We have experienced many advances made possible from contributions from members of the African American Community. Beyond the familiar names that we hear every year, advances have been made by […]

3 Must Visit Black History Sites!

In addition to February being the month to celebrate love, it’s also the month that everyone recognizes the contributions African Americans have made to the history of our country. February is ‘Black History’ month and when we normally think of black history month, they’re a few sites that always come to mind.  For example, since the Keep Reading ?

Changing The Game: Little Known Facts About Game-Changing Black Female Pioneers

As a thriving community, we celebrate the achievements of Black women every day, but during Black History Month we wanted to take the time to highlight an esteemed group of groundbreaking African American women in the realms of sports, entertainment

Giving Traditions of African Americans Focus of New Exhibit at Johnson C. Smith University

CHARLOTTE, NC — The groundbreaking exhibition Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited will open in celebration of Black History Month on February 20 in the James B. Duke Memorial Library at Johnson C. Smith University. Show More Summary

That Time Carter G. Woodson Hired Langston Hughes for His 1st Real Job

This year is the 100th anniversary of what is now called the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the organization founded by Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950). Woodson is the founder of Negro History Week, which he created in 1926. It’s officially been known as Black History Month since 1976.

Wikipedia’s ‘Black History’ Gets Taught a Lesson by Howard Students

All of Wikipedia’s pages, topics and entries related to African American history will be subjected to a little sprucing up by students and faculty members from Howard University, according to HBCU Digest.

A Legacy Remembered

Every February, people across the country celebrate Black History Month. We honor the  heritage and struggle of African Americans in the United States while looking with hope  toward the future. This year, I am honored to look back at organizers and activists who  inspire me daily in my work as a leader in the labor […]

Blues Singer Gladys Bentley Broke Ground With Marriage to a Woman in 1931

Editor’s note: For Black History Month, The Root is spotlighting less famous figures from the African American National Biography, whose stories cast a light on hidden or barely remembered episodes from the African-American past.

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