As “Selma” proves, we are reaching an age when more and more minorities will be able to tell the facts of our history with less and less filter. Rather than continue to reinforce our own flawed conceptions of history, we should be having a more inclusive debate so that this great melting pot of America can reach an accurate understanding of our past. If we cannot handle the truth about our history in February, or any month for that matter, then we have no hope of agreement about our present.
Happy 113th Birthday, Langston Hughes. Google created this animated musical celebrating the event, and The Independent’s commentary gives it historical context. Good job.
Google has marked what would have been the 113th birthday of pioneering African-American jazz poet and social activist, Langston Hughes with a Doodle on its homepage.
The animated sequence shows a caricature of Hughes at his typewriter as lines from his poem I Dream a World appear.
Hughes was born in 1902 in Joplin, Missouri, and largely raised by his grandmother while his mother looked for work. His father – with whom he had troubled relationship – had left the family and travelled to Cuba and Mexico in an attempt to escape the racism that was rife in America at the time. Hughes joined his father in Mexico and agreed to study engineering so long as he could attend Colombia University. He left the following year due to racial prejudice.
This Black History Month, we honor the GAME CHANGERS: Everyday heroes whose actions make life better for the people around them. SEE ALL OUR GAME CHANGERS HERE.
- Teen Chess Prodigy Smashes Record Books (myspiritdc.com)
- Teen Chess Prodigy Smashes Record Books (praisecharlotte.com)
- Teen Chess Prodigy Smashes Record Books (lifestyle30.wordpress.com)
- 6 Strategy Lessons From A Former Chess Prodigy Who’s Now A CEO (fastcompany.com)
- Teen Chess Prodigy Smashes Record Books (woldcnews.com)
Black men and women are being charged twice the amount of time that he or she should be given. It needs to STOP!
- Sunforce 7 amp charge controller (slideshare.net)
- Where Have All the Good Men Gone? Ask the Women, Too. (acculturated.com)
- Antarctica! – Paradise Harbour, Antarctica (travelpod.com)
- FOCUS | To End Rape, We Need the F-Word (readersupportednews.org)
- Aboriginal men take stand against violence toward women, children (timescolonist.com)
- Dating Black Women…It’s Our Turn (lifebehindthewall.wordpress.com)
- Young men giving up on marriage: ‘Women aren’t women anymore’ (lifesitenews.com)
- L.A. Now Live: 2 LAPD officers accused of forcing women to have sex (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Healthy Love: Ever Wonder Why Men Cheat? | Healthy Black Woman (habariganiamerica.com)
Abdi Sheikh, a student at the school, said he saw hundreds of students fighting in what appeared to be a racial incident. “A big riot,” he said. “It was all types of races.”
- African-Americans Concerned About Focus on Immigrant Rights (hispanicbusiness.com)
- High School Food Fight Turns into Violent ‘Race Riot’ Leaving Three Students and a Member of Staff Hospitalized (amren.com)
- A Lil Positivity: 7-Year-Old African American Girl Becomes Youngest Person Ever To Create A Mobile App (bossip.com)
- Multi-culti Fail – Minneapolis Race Riot (theconservativetreehouse.com)
- Uplifting African-American foster youth | theGrio (habariganiamerica.com)
- Exercise Linked With Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk In Caucasians But Not African Americans (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Amanda Lindhout shares horrifying ordeal in bid to end violence against women (calgaryherald.com)
- South High Student: Brawl ‘Not A Good Look For Our School’ (minnesota.cbslocal.com)
- African-American missionaries enlarging the Just Kingdom (multiplyjustice.net)
– At 7 years old, Zora Ball has become the youngest person to create a mobile video game.
The app was unveiled at the FATE Bootstrap Expo, held at the University of Pennsylvania last month.
- Top Moments In Black History: Zora Ball Becomes Youngest Mobile App Developer (woldcnews.com)
- First Grader Becomes Youngest Person to Ever Develop a Mobile Game (mashable.com)
- Top Moments In Black History: Zora Ball Becomes Youngest Mobile App Developer (myspiritdc.com)
- Top Moments In Black History: Zora Ball Becomes Youngest Mobile App Developer (newsone.com)
- Top Moments In Black History: Zora Ball Becomes Youngest Mobile App Developer (thebuzzcincy.com)
- Top Moments In Black History: Zora Ball Becomes Youngest Mobile App Developer (praisedc.com)
- Top Moments In Black History: Zora Ball Becomes Youngest Mobile App Developer (mymajicdc.com)
- Top Moments In Black History: Zora Ball Becomes Youngest Mobile App Developer (praisecharlotte.com)
Dr. Ben Carson is the stuff that legends are made of. He is black history in the flesh, and the winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. Dr. Carson also serves as the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
- Dr. Ben Carson: ‘Someone Has to Be Courageous Enough to Actually Stand Up to The Bullies’ (nationalreview.com)
- Dr. Benjamin Carson’s Amazing Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast — Gifted Hands — Who Gives Children A Second Chance –Videos (raymondpronk.wordpress.com)
- Dr. Ben Carson: a distinguished scientist who doubts Darwinism (winteryknight.wordpress.com)
- WATCH: Dr. Ben Carson Lectures Barack Obama (daily-download.com)
- Dr. Ben Carson’s awesome speech at the national prayer breakfast (hollyonthehill.com)
- Dr. Ben Carson On Criticizing Obamacare: “Somebody Has To Stand Up To The Bullies” (ncrenegade.com)
- Overnight Sensation Dr. Ben Carson Does Not Rule Out a Future in Politics – Is Leaving His Position in June (Video) (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Dr. Ben Carson Defends Criticism of Obama on Health Care: ‘Somebody Has to Stand Up to the Bullies’ (foxnewsinsider.com)
- Dr. Ben Carson to Kudlow on Healthcare, the Flat Tax, Moral Decay and Running for President (breitbart.com)
Each year during Black History Month we reflect on the contributions African Americans are making to our great country. It’s become customary this month be used to galvanize African Americans around the issues disproportionately impacting our community.
African-Americans have always been a strong and resilient people – so I have no doubt that despite the numerous challenges facing our community today, we can also take on another that is more than deserving of our time during this month of reflection and mobilization.
- Uplifting African-American foster youth (thegrio.com)
- Plastic Surgery is on the Rise Amongst African Americans (aboutplasticsurgery.com)
- Rhonda A. Lee and Michaela Angela Davis discuss natural hair on the job: ‘It’s the last piece in a racial puzzle’ (habariganiamerica.com)
- African-American Children for Adoption Highlighted During Black History Month (wctv.tv)
- New report: Fewer African-American deaths from cancer (thegrio.com)
- Samsung Calling: The Electronic Giant Targeting African American Smartphone Consumers (madamenoire.com)
- Black women and breast cancer: Why are African-American women more likely to die of the disease? (habariganiamerica.com)
- Grio books: Great reading for the start of Black History Month (thegrio.com)
- Young Africans in America on a mission to rebrand homeland (habariganiamerica.com)
Black History Month had its beginnings in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be ”Negro History Week”. This week was chosen because it marked the birthday of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Woodson created the holiday with the hope that it eventually be eliminated when black history became fundamental to American history.
via The ObamaCrat.Com™.
- Some History About Black History Month (theobamacrat.com)
- Black History Month: Is it Time for it to Go? (tbchick2011.wordpress.com)
- Rockwell’s Art & Framing Introduces ‘History You Can Own’… (prweb.com)
- Why Is Frederick Douglass MIA From “Lincoln”? (bookerrising.net)
- Experience Black History Month By Visiting National Parks, Writes… (prweb.com)
- Experience Black History Month By Visiting National Parks, Writes African-American Woman (prweb.com)
- Why no good Douglass movie? (sandefur.typepad.com)
- Negros Should Be Free in 2013 (myquesttoteach.wordpress.com)
- Where Was Frederick Douglass in ‘Lincoln’? (theroot.com)
- Toni Braxton Hospitalized Due To Lupus Complications (blackdoctor.org)
- Lifetime Premiering Black History Movies Starring Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige & Toni Braxton (bagladyboutiqe.wordpress.com)
- Lifetime Celebrates Black History Month: Kicks off with “Betty & Coretta” starring Mary J. Blige & Angela Bassett (neechy.wordpress.com)
- Toni Braxton Hospitalized For ‘Minor Health Issues’ Related to Lupus (essence.com)
- Toni Braxton is hospitalized for Lupus Complications (amcpress.wordpress.com)
- Lupus Forces Singer Toni Braxton into LA Hospital (blackamericaweb.com)