Black People : OurHistory Month Thread - 2018

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    A thread of significant people, events, institutions, art and joys of BlackAfricans.
    February 1 - The rise of Black Super(S)Heroes

    E.D. Nixon: The Forgotten Hero
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    Big props for sharing this apt tribute to the African American freedom fighter E.D. Nixon with all of us!!!!!
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    Contemporary viewpoint ...

    State of Black America Is Strong, Experts Say
    By By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire
    Published February 1, 2018

    ... Dr. Lezli Baskerville, the president and CEO of the National Association for Equal Opportunity (NAFEO), spoke passionately about the future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), while Julius Cartwright presented a sobering, yet optimistic report from the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) ...

    https://lasentinel.net/state-of-black-america-is-strong-experts-say.html

    State of Black America Is Strong, Experts Say - Los Angeles Sentinel

    NNPA Hosts 2018 State of Black America Forum at Annual Conference
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    Dr. Amos C. Brown (left), the senior pastor at the Third Baptist Church of San Francisco delivered a passionate speech about the Civil Rights Movement as Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., the president and CEO of the NNPA, looks on, during the 2018 NNPA Mid-Winter Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)


     
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    10 lesser-known Black History Month sites across America
    Shayla Martin, CNN • Updated 8th February 2018

    (CNN) — The new United States Civil Rights Trail, created nearly 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, commemorates the fight for equality and civil rights for African Americans across the American South.
    The trail spans 14 states and Washington, D.C., highlighting more than 100 crucial landmarks and moments that changed the course of history in the USA ...


    https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/black-history-month-sites-america/index.html

    10 lesser-known Black History Month sites across America

    Black History Month makes a great travel opportunity. From California to North Carolina, here are 10 lesser-known sites worth a visit.
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    Sandra Bland Exhibit Opens at the Houston Museum of African American Culture

    KIAH - Houston•February 8, 2018

    An exhibit at the Houston Museum of African American Culture celebrates the life of Sandra Bland while educating non African Americans about what it feels like to be stopped by police.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/sandra-bland-exhibit-opens-houston-211808234.html

    Sandra Bland Exhibit Opens at the Houston Museum of African American Culture

    An exhibit at the Houston Museum of African American Culture celebrates the life of Sandra Bland while educating non African Americans about what it feels like to be stopped by police.
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    Is it time to revisit Black History Month?


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    By Kerra Bolton

    (CNN)It is a strange thing to celebrate Black History at this jagged, racially divided, moment in US history. Some of the passages from the 1968 Kerner Commission Report on race and racial violence in cities, for example, sound like they could have been written in our own moment ...

    http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/10/opini...Feed:+rss/cnn_latest+(RSS:+CNN+-+Most+Recent)

    Is it time to revisit Black History Month?

    With the cultural, political, and social backdrop of jagged racial division against which we celebrate Black History Month in 2018, Kerra Bolton asks: Is it time to revisit its observance?
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    One of today's 'wokest' moments happened in 1968




     
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    10 ways to celebrate Black History Month in Chicago

    Adam Lukach Contact Reporter RedEye

    A city rich with black history, Chicago is brimming with events throughout February to celebrate Black History Month. Here are 10 of our favorite events from the remainder of the month ...

    Chicago Black Restaurant Week
    chiblackrestaurantweek.com

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/redey...tory-month-events-chicago-20180209-story.html

    10 ways to celebrate Black History Month in Chicago

    From Black Restaurant Week to a Michelle Obama photo collection to an Afro Fusion dance party, here are 10 ways to celebrate Black History during February.
    chicagotribune.com

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    First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a discussion with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Freida Pinto, and students at R. S. Caulfield Senior High School in Unification Town, Liberia, June 27, 2016. (Amanda Lucidon / Amanda Lucidon)

     
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    Progress has stalled for African-Americans since the civil rights era

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    Sharon Austin, The Conversation

    50 years since Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, many of the same problems are still plaguing African-American communities, despite meaningful change that has been made ...


    http://www.businessinsider.com/progress-stalls-for-black-americans-since-civil-rights-era-2018-2

    Progress has stalled for African-Americans since the civil rights era

    While there have been meaningful social and political changes since the 1960s, most African-Americans today continue to face the same problems they did then.
    businessinsider.com

    [​IMG]Antonio Brown, father of Amari Brown, speaks with the media near a sign honoring his son, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Chicago. AP Photo/Christian K. Lee
     
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    Boston police issue apology for Black History Month tweet honoring Red Auerbach

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    Ben Rohrbach

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    ... The department came under social media fire on Sunday after praising Auerbach “for being the first NBA coach to draft a black player in 1950, field an all African-American starting five in 1964 and hire the league’s first African American head coach in 1966,” rather than choosing to credit Chuck Cooper, Willie Naulls, Satch Sanders, K.C. Jones, Sam Jones and Bill Russell for accomplishing those feats.


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    Boston police issue apology for Black History Month tweet honoring Red Auerbach

    The Boston Police Department issued an apology hours after posting an insensitive tweet.
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