African American History Culture : It's the first day of Black History Month

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    Today In Black History: Feb. 12th

    As you know, this month we’re challenging ourselves to learn something new about our history every day of Black History Month, and we’re hoping to share our findings with you, the UPTOWN readers.

    • 1793: Congress enacted the first fugitive slave law, requiring all states, even those that forbade slavery, to return escaped slaves to their despicable owners ...

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    Offspring Ensure Civil Rights Icons’ Work Lives On

    It was as if her tragically famous father, from his Mississippi grave, was summoning Reena Evers-Everette, coaxing her to answer a soul-deepcall and mandate. So, in 2012, after spending the bulk of her adult life on the East and West Coasts, Evers-Everette re-established a permanent address in the same southern city where, as an 8-year-old, she saw her father — bullet-ravaged and bloodied — dying on the family’s carport ...

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    Dr. Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther


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    In Honor of Black History Month, 10 Heroes You May Not Have Heard Of

    Black History Month is the time to honor the role and achievements of African-Americans in the United States. While some groundbreaking heroes are well-known, there are many unsung heroes worth celebrating—particularly African-American women. Here, we rounded up 10 African-American women whose accomplishments and tireless efforts transformed our country ...


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    Here, we rounded up 10 African-American women whose accomplishments and tireless efforts transformed our country


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    The Continued Undermining of Black History

    ... What drew amusement from certain segments of the media was the manner in which the president behaved. Flanked by former reality television star and a communication director for the Trump administration, Omaraosa Manigualt Stallworth; current housing and urban development (HUD) nominee Ben Carson; longtime conservative strategist Armstrong Williams; Trump campaign surrogate, Paris Dennard and others, the president gave his take on the significance of Black History Month ...

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    Yale to Host 'Black Panther Party' for Black History Month

    The Afro-American Cultural Center (AACC) at Yale University is celebrating Black History Month by holding a “Black Panther Party.”

    “Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party” is scheduled to be held on February 26 as part of a month-long series of events sponsored by the AACC during February, The Yale Daily News reports ...

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    17 Black-Owned Brands You Need to Add to Your Beauty Hoard

    ...For Black History Month (and every month to follow), Yahoo Beauty is celebrating these major players. Here are 17 of the best black-owned beauty brands in the business. Scroll ahead, and prepare to be exceptionally inspired ...

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    • George Washington Carver developed 300 derivative products from peanuts among them cheese, milk, coffee, flour, ink, dyes, plastics, wood stains, soap, linoleum, medicinal oils and cosmetics.
    • Hiram Rhodes Revels was the first African American ever elected to the United States Senate. He represented the state of Mississippi from February 1870 to March 1871.
    • Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to the House of Representatives. She was elected in 1968 and represented the state of New York. She broke ground again four years later in 1972 when she was the first major party African-American candidate and the first female candidate for president of the United States.
    • The black population of the United States in 1870 was 4.8 million; in 2007, the number of black residents of the United States, including those of more than one race, was 40.7 million.
    • In 1940, Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American performer to win an Academy Award (the film industry`s highest honor) for her portrayal of a loyal slave governess in Gone With the Wind.
    • In 1992, Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to go into space aboard the space shuttle Endeavor. During her 8-day mission she worked with U.S. and Japanese researchers, and was a co-investigator on a bone cell experiment.


     
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    Why I'm So Over Black History Month

    ... BHM often seems to exist solely as a marketing hook for retailers and other companies. My Blackness isn’t defined by the colors red, black, and green; and I get all of my geometric prints from Forever 21 just like everyone else, but that’s just one of my problems with traditional Black History Month ...

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    Making Black History in 2017

    As we celebrate the another Black History Month 2017, a positive light will once again be shined on the many contributions and influences that African Americans have had on this country’s history. Although this is an excellent time of reflection, the focus should also include the present day realities of African Americans in the United States; specifically the continued correlation between race and wealth, as well as how we as a nation can move forward in bridging this growing racial economic divide ...

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    Making Black History in 2017


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    Director of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative and Host of the Race and Wealth podcast of CFED



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