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Why America Needs Black History Month

Originally posted on ZOD Culture Every February, Black History Month returns to inspirit black innovators and remind white America that black lives matter. Blissfully incognizant of their established privilege, white communities rally...Show More Summary

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.

18 Things White America Needs To Reconcile To Truly Become Colorblind

Black History Month presents the opportunity to explore African-American history: A history marked by the struggle for a fair and equitable America that treats its citizens and residents with respect and dignity, regardless of skin color. However, that struggle is often painted as “the issues of the past” that have been overcome and surpassed thanks […]

Black History Month the British Way

Black History Month is not just an American celebration. Though nationally confined to the 28 days of February in the United States, Black History Month also branches into the United Kingdom. In the U.K., and particularly in London,Show More Summary

Black Future Month: Why We Choose to Look Ahead

In a nation still plagued with injustice, we remember history so we can move forward. Black History Month, held each February, is a consecrated time on America’s calendar when we honor the sacrifices of our ancestors: the tireless efforts...Show More Summary

Greek Bank Run Leads To Biggest Monthly Cash Drain In History: January Deposits Plunge To 2005 Levels

One of the biggest question marks surrounding the Greek negotiation and ultimately, bailout extension, was just how panicked was the Greek population and domestic corporations. Recall that as explained previously, the tension boiledShow More Summary

Ford’s GT70 and RS200 highlight “A Checkered History” at the National Motor Museum

8 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Ford’s GT70 prototype. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Company. Ford’s GT40 is, perhaps, the automaker’s best known purpose-built racing car. It’s hardly the blue oval’s only dedicated racing car, however, and next month a pair of lesser-known competition Fords, including the “direct descendent” of the GT40, will highlight a new exhibition at Britain’s National Motor Museum […]

Biden’s Emancipation Proclamation: Vice President Tells Audience at Black History Month Event That It Is Time To “Emancipate” The Wealthy From Their Money

9 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Vice President Joe Biden has regularly caused uproars with his off-the-cuff remarks and serial gaffs. However, his most interesting remarks are not gaffs but clear statements of his views on some subjects. This is particularly evident on issues of taxes. Biden has called previously for the redistribution of wealth and called higher taxes an act […]

Still time to Glitter and be Gay

12 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Song in the City's lunchtime recital today (26 February 2015), Glitter and be Gay finishes their sequence of recitals for LGBT History Month. This final recital explores the 20th and 21st century struggle of homosexual composers andShow More Summary

Travel To Black Heritage Sites On Pinterest Without Ever Leaving Your Hometown

Want to visit black history heritage sites this month, without ever leaving your living room? No problem, Pinterest can take you there. In honor of Black History Month, the digital pin-board website created a list for all-lovers of African American history. Show More Summary

14 African-American women who advanced the fight for civil rights and gender equality

In honor of Black History Month, we've put together a list of just a few of the countless African-American women who have led the struggle for civil rights and gender equality. There are so many more people not on this list who fight...Show More Summary

Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola

It’s nine months into the biggest Ebola outbreak in history, and the situation is only going from bad to worse. The outbreak simmered slowly in West Africa from December 2013, when the first case was retrospectively documented, through March, when it was first recognized by international authorities. Show More Summary

#BlackLivesMatter and the Women of Malcolm X’s Legacy

yesterdayReligion / Islam : altmuslim

By Margari Hill Often, when we talk about the history of Islam in America, we focus on the great men and their big ideas. This month, in looking at the BlackLivesMatter Movement through the life and legacy of Malcolm X, I thought of the many women who were also part of our nation’s freedom struggle. Just [Read More...]

What Is the Purpose of Black History Month? A Roundtable

In 1976, when Black History Month was officially acknowledged by the U.S. government, President Gerald Ford gave a (very brief) speech. "In celebrating Black History Month, we can take satisfaction from this recent progress in the realization of the ideals envisioned by our Founding Fathers.," Ford said. Show More Summary

?v&a goes gay for friday late

The museum’s monthly Friday Late will be titled Queer and Now for LGBT History Month this weekend.

Celebrating Black Leadership on the Environment

Black History Month calls for a celebration of the visionary environmental leadership of black individuals and communities, as well as an examination of the many environmental injustices faced by people of color in our country. Whether...Show More Summary

Bill Bratton's Rhetorical Reparations

I never look forward to Black History Month. There has always been an uncomfortably apologetic air to it, as if these are the 28 days designated for empty racial recompense. As a black kid, it’s the time when you might see images of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks stapled to your classroom c

Hungary's Green Minister

When I first met Zoltan Illes in 1990, he was 29 years old and in his first month as the youngest state secretary in modern Hungarian history, working in the ministry of environment. He granted me quite a long interview and was unusually...Show More Summary

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