Matthew J. CresslerI currently have the pleasure to be teaching African American religious history for the first time and, as I do with most of my classes, I began the semester with an exercise in free association. Since my objective...Show More Summary
The most ironic element of the story is that the charter school in question is located at Howard University in DC, a college that was established to educate Americans of African ancestry. The incident provides yet another reason to mandate unionization of all private schools: Three social studies teachers at a D.C. public charter school [...]
Chaz Ebert, president of Ebert Digital and wife of iconic film critic Roger Ebert, has teamed up with the Chicago Urban League and Columbia College to give aspiring film critics a chance to review movies by or about African Americans,...Show More Summary
Do historians choose the subjects they write about or do the subjects choose them? Eric Foner, 72, has largely chosen the narratives that he's told ever since 1970 when Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men, his first book, was published. But fate, chance and the muse of history herself have also chosen topics for him. Show More Summary
Picture books are often the primary means through which young children in the United States first learn about our nation's history. Telling stories about traumatic past events can prove challenging, though. How can we inspire young people from all backgrounds while being honest about the pain...
With History Channel's recent announcement of plans to remake the 1977 miniseries Roots, it is not surprising that questions at TCA's panel on BET Networks' The Book of Negroes, based on Lawrence Hill's novel, called for comparisonsShow More Summary
Selma isn’t the best movie I’ve seen this awards season, but it’s by far the most important. More » Selma Makes The Case For Why African American History Should Be Taught Year Round is a post from Crushable - Entertainment, Hot Guys, Movies and Celebrity News.
The reasons are rooted in history. S hould blacks be counted as Millennials? That’s the question Thabiti Anyabwile, an African American pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, asks when handwringing commences about young people leaving...Show More Summary
Finally, we have a major film on civil rights in which African Americans are the heroes in their own story. Too bad director Ava DuVernay gets the history wrong in ‘Selma.’
Having suffered a spectacular defeat at Kasserine Pass American troops, now under command of General George S Patton, finally achieved success - in what is
Darrell Wallace Jr., who made history last year by becoming the first African American driver to win in one of NASCAR's top three series in nearly 50 years, is taking a step up in stock car racing's ranks.
Just as the U.S. has announced a resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba, there will now be a way for Americans to learn more about the history of Afro-Cubans and other descendants of Africa across the Caribbean and Latin America. Show More Summary
Civil rights expert Fania Davis explains how a Truth and Reconciliation process based on restorative justice offers the best hope in confronting the latest in a long history of violence against black men in the United States.
If you’ve noticed all the construction happening on the National Mall lately, like me, you probably assumed it was for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Fifty years ago, African mercenaries, American pilots, and Cuban CIA contractors attempted one of the largest hostage rescue missions in history.
Ebony Magazine has a history of celebrating influential African Americans. As usual, the magazine's annual 'Power 100' list of standout figures in the Black community does not disappoint. Fourteen categories from “Cultural Influencers” to “Community Crusaders,” list dynamite game changers who make it impossible to imagine 2014 without. Show More Summary
The Republican wave that crashed over American politics last night produced two historic firsts. Mia Love became the first African American Republican woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) not only became the first black elected to the Senate from the Palmetto State, but also the first to win statewide […]
The Democrat Party have successfully employed a revisionist history tricking Blacks into thinking Republicans are the racists when the truth is the other way around. It was Democrats who founded
America's entire history is marked by the state imposing unfreedom on a large swath of the African American population.
Like Atlas in ancient Greek mythology, Lonnie Bunch has an immense load to carry as founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is now under construction near the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.