Black History Culture : Black History Month: We carry the imprints of people and places

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,



    Black History Month: We carry the imprints of people and places



    One of my friends believes the spirits of slaves still move across the Washington, D.C., area, their memories imprinted in the very soil beneath our feet. Indeed, the imprint of African Americans, free or slave, is in the air, the water and the soil of every corner of this nation ...


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    Protecting black history from gentrification



    ... In Brooklyn, N.Y., in the gentrifying Bedford-Stuyvesant, once known as “Do or die Bed-Stuy,” three remaining houses from a black community from the 1800s known as Weeksville are protected by landmark status. They now operate as a museum. In Washington, a nonprofit led the reconstruction efforts at the Howard Theater, reopened in 2012 after 32 years of silence. In Chicago’s Bronzeville, residents are repurposing historic buildings and pushing to play a role in the future of their neighborhood, particularly after an announcement last year that President Obama’s library, museum and foundation complex might locate nearby ...


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    :facepalm: ... always consider the source.


    Fox News opens Black History Month by insulting black voters: “Blacks have shown a slavish support for the Democrat party”


    Fox hosted a black conservative to call black voters "political dummies"



    While most morning news programs devoted much of their Monday coverage to tonight’s highly anticipated Iowa caucuses, Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” took some time to examine the importance of the African American vote on this first day of Black History Month, only to blast black voters for “slavish support” of the Democratic Party ...


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    Meet the New Student Activists


    Young African-Americans and their allies are demanding change, leading people of all backgrounds to talk about issues that have lain dormant for decades. What do they want? Inclusion and representation — now. Here, seven students talk about the problems, the protests and themselves.

    AMANDA BENNETT University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa ..




    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/07/education/edlife/the-new-student-activists.html?_r=1

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    Clockwise from top left: Amanda Bennett, David C. Turner III, Nailah Harper-Malveaux, Brylan Donaldson, Storm Ervin, Josh Zuckerman, Josh FreemanCreditClockwise from top left: Bob Miller, Emily Berl, Fred R. Conrad, Christopher Smith, Daniel Brenner and Fred R. Conrad, all for The New York Times

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    A Group Of Kids Epically Respond To Stacey Dash’s Comments On Black History Month

    Stacey Dash rubbed the majority of people the wrong way when they came in contact with her recent comments. During an appearance on the Fox News network, the actress said America should do away with Black History Month — and BET — if we want to be inclusive of all races ...





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    4 Reasons why it's critical to teach black history


    Black history is still important and should be taught to all students, not just African-American students. Students are taught mathematics, science and American history because it is important. Black history, which focuses on the contributions that African Americans made in the past and continue to make, is also important and should be taught in schools.

    More: Black History Month is a way for us to celebrate our culture



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    Black History Month: Obama says work isn't over


    ... “Our responsibility as citizens is to address the inequalities and injustices that linger, and we must secure our birthright freedoms for all people. As we mark the 40th year of National African American History Month, let us reflect on the sacrifices and contributions made by generations of African Americans, and let us resolve to continue our march toward a day when every person knows the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” ...


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    February is African American History Month



    The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society ...


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    Rosa Parks’ journey as a civil rights icon



    On February 4, 1913, Rosa Louise McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her parents separated during the early part of her life, and Rosa and her mother lived her grandparents for a time, who were former slaves ...



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    :bowdown: ... Thank you Rosa, we would not be here, if not for your stance.

     
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    6 Civil Rights Issues That Never Went Away


    It’s an old cliché, but it's still true: Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. That’s why we have events like Black History Month: to acknowledge the ugliest parts of America's past and try to incorporate them into our nation's sense of self ...

    http://www.refinery29.com/2016/02/102541/black-history-month-civil-rights-issues


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