Black History Month

February Is Historical Accuracy Month | Robert Raben

Selma

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.

via February Is Historical Accuracy Month | Robert Raben.

Langston Hughes: This is why poet who wrote I Dream A World has been given a Google doodle – News – Gadgets and Tech | The Independent

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.

via Langston Hughes: This is why poet who wrote I Dream A World has been given a Google doodle – News – Gadgets and Tech – The Independent.

Justus Williams Chess: Teen Chess Prodigy Smashes Record Books | Breaking News for Black America

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.

via Justus Williams Chess: Teen Chess Prodigy Smashes Record Books | Breaking News for Black America.

 

Over Charged Young Black Men & Women | Over Charged Young Black Men & Women | causes.com

TvbBlack men and women are being charged twice the amount of time that he or she should be given. It needs to STOP!

via Over Charged Young Black Men & Women | Over Charged Young Black Men & Women | causes.com.

 

Violence Erupts Between African-American and Somalian High School Students | Black Blue Dog

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.” 

via Violence Erupts Between African-American and Somalian High School Students | Black Blue Dog.

 

Zora Ball, Youngest Person To Develop Mobile Game App

 – 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.

via Zora Ball, Youngest Person To Develop Mobile Game App.

 

Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. Ben Carson, the Great Black Neurosurgeon | Techyville

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.

via Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. Ben Carson, the Great Black Neurosurgeon | Techyville.

 

Uplifting African-American foster youth | theGrio

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.

via Uplifting African-American foster youth | theGrio.

 

The ObamaCrat.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™.

 

First-Look Images From Lifetime’s ‘Twist Of Faith’ (Toni Braxton, Mykelti Williamson) | Shadow and Act

Toni Braxton

It will be one of 3 movies headlining Lifetime’s Black History Month celebration – Twist of Faith, starring Toni BraxtonMykelti Williamson and David Julian Hirsh.

via First-Look Images From Lifetime’s ‘Twist Of Faith’ (Toni Braxton, Mykelti Williamson) | Shadow and Act.