As National African-American History Month draws to a close, it affords us the opportunity to remember some important events that continue to inform contemporary responsibility. One symposium I attended began by recalling the America that elected Franklin Delano Roosevelt as our president in 1932. Show More Summary
"I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential." - Shirley Chisolm, in her book, Unbought and Unbossed With her slight build, distinctly precise diction, and relentless energy, Representative Shirley Chisholm of New...Show More Summary
You may well have read by now about Spike Lee’s lengthy response to a question about gentrification during a lecture he gave at Pratt in honor of African American History Month (if not, the entire text is … Read More
As I sat on at the podium in Washington, D.C., 20 years ago, I looked at the great African American women seated next to me. It was Black History Month and seated next to me were Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King. In the audience was...Show More Summary
Mark up another gaffe for Vice President Joe Biden. CNN's The Politicker is reporting that during an African American History Month event on Tuesday attended by former NBA star Kevin Johnson, the Vice President said, "I told the President, next game I have him. Just remember I may be a white boy, but I can jump."
It is no easy task to stand here, covered in targets, claiming that one of the most important African American films in recent cinema is not the deserved Best Picture for this year’s Oscars. In the middle of Black History Month no less. So...Show More Summary
February is Black History Month, a time to commemorate the achievements of African Americans in the United States. It also presents an opportunity to discuss serious health concerns that affect the African American community, including viral hepatitis and especially Hepatitis C. The most common type of viral hepatitis is Hepatitis C, with an estimated 3.2...
In today's things that make you go hmmm. On a college championship round of Jeopardy, it seemed three white college students avoided the "African American History" category until they had absolutely no other options. During the second...Show More Summary
New York trainer Andia Winslow's new video pays tribute to influential African Americans with exercise moves named after them. Here's why.
This month being Black History Month, I’ve been perusing some great African American nonfiction. Before I list some books to check out, do you know how Black History Month started? Check it out. From history.com: The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, […]
In observance of Black History Month, the Oxford African American Studies Center is granting free online access to its archives. Simply enter the login name “blackhistorymonth” and use the password, “onlineaccess.”
Post by Jeanne Sager. They Olympics have grabbed much of the headlines of late, but did you know this month marks the 38th year since President Gerald Ford officially declared February National African American History Month? More commonly...Show More Summary
Book display at the “We’re Bringing Giving Back” presentation in February 2013 In observance of Black History Month, Charlotte’s New Generation of African American Philanthropists (NGAAP-Charlotte) is participating in two events aimed at deepening the public’s knowledge of various facets of philanthropy. Show More Summary
During Black History Month, we are proud to partner with the Chicago Urban League and Columbia College's youth journalism program Columbia Links to mentor young African American high school students with aspirations to be film critics. Show More Summary
The history of African Americans and the Civil War are tightly interwoven. The Civil War Trust has made a detailed list of eight sites and events that illuminate that connection during Black History Month. Read full article >>
Valaida Fullwood at a Giving Back book signing in NC. PHOENIX, AZ The Arizona Community Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Initiative will host its 2014 Feed Your Soul lecture series featuring Valaida Fullwood, author of Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists and Charlene Tarver, Esq., estate planning attorney. Show More Summary
Scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Oregon State University, Stanford University, Columbia University, and the American Museum of Natural History have found that humpback whales swimming off the coast of western Africa...Show More Summary
Race and Religion in American History: Conference at Princeton, March 7-8, 2014 Most often when scholars of religion in America invoke “race,” they use the term to signal the inclusion of African Americans in their work rather than to mark a sustained engagement of racial categories, concepts, or the functions of race in a given context. Show More Summary
Today, we celebrate the beginning of African American History Month, a time for all Americans to recognize the countless contributions African Americans have made to our nation, including major advances in scientific research and public health. During African American History Month, we draw inspiration from the courage of trailblazers like Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the...
(CNN) - The Republican National Committee announced Monday the launch of its first ever paid ad campaign in recognition of Black History Month. The RNC, which has taken on an active new approach to reach out to African Americans in the past year, says it will run the commercials in black media outlets and urban […]