Black People : OurHistory Month Thread - 2018

Is it time to revisit Black History Month?


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 ...

One of today's 'wokest' moments happened in 1968

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
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)

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

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 ...
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

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


Ben Rohrbach

Yahoo Sports

... 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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