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Frederick Douglass: Slaves Sing Most When They Are Most Unhappy

Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) fought three great evils in his life: slavery, the subjugation of women, and hatred among humankind. Born into slavery in 1818 and separated from his mother at birth, Douglass never knew his actual birth date. He was moved around various farms as a child and teenager in New England. He learned the alphabet from one slave owner’s wife, and from there taught himself to read and write—and was soon using the Bible to teach other slaves to read. Douglass escaped sla...
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SFCV.org: LA Phil Revives Harlem Renaissance for Black History Month

Thomas Wilkins San Francisco Classical Voice By Richard S. Ginell February 19, 2019 Thomas Wilkins can usually be found in L.A. backing various pop and rock acts as principal conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, whose role in the great outdoors has been marginalized in recent summers. He deserves a better showcase, and over Presidents Day weekend, he got it — two programs with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Walt Disney Concert Hall of mostly underperfor...
Tags: Religion, Black History Month, Dvorak, Phil, Wilkins, George Gershwin, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Walt Disney Concert Hall, William J Zick, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Thomas Wilkins, Richard S Ginell, William Grant Still Duke Ellington


Read These Books With Your Kids During (and After) Black History Month

As we have said before, one of the best ways to teach empathy to children is through fiction. I don’t remember any of my grade school lectures or lessons about Black history, but I remember reading Mildred D. Taylor’s “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry,” with 9-year-old Cassie Logan growing up during the Great Depression,…Read more...
Tags: Books, History, Reading, Literacy, Lifehacks, Black History Month, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Mildred D Taylor, Cassie Logan


Celebrating The Life Of The Late Pauli Murray, Activist, NAACP Chief Counsel, And Her ‘Incurable Case of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’

Black History Month is not just a tribute to the past because discrimination is not just a memory of the past.
Tags: Law, Deaths, Naacp, Black History Month, In-House Counsel, Pauli Murray, Renwei Hung


Wisconsin Senate refuses to honor Colin Kaepernick

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Senate refused to mention NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a resolution honoring Black History Month passed Wednesday, rejecting calls from Democrats who said ignoring the Milwaukee native put them on the wrong side of history. Just as the Wisconsin Assembly did a day earlier, the Senate […]
Tags: News, Senate, Milwaukee, Sports, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Nation, Black History Month, Wisconsin Senate, Wisconsin Assembly, Madison Wis


Northam postpones Black History Month reception amid fallout

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration has postponed a reception to celebrate Black History Month as the governor continues to deal with the fallout from a racist yearbook photo. Northam spokeswoman Ofirah Yheskel said the reception has been moved from Wednesday to later this month. She said the administration is thinking through […]
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Northam Postpones Black History Month Event As Racist Photo Fallout Continues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration has postponed a reception to celebrate Black History Month as the governor continues to deal with the fallout from a racist yearbook photo. Northam spokeswoman Ofirah Yheskel said the reception has been moved from Wednesday to later this month. She said the administration is thinking through better ways to honor Black History Month. Black leaders said Monday that they would stage a large protest outside the reception. Northam ha...
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WI GOPers Blocked Black History Month Bill Until Kaepernick’s Name Removed

Sixty-one Republicans in the Wisconsin State Assembly, and zero Democrats, voted Tuesday to remove Colin Kaepernick from a resolution recognizing Black History Month. “I think it’s important to recognize the contributions of literally thousands and thousands of African-Americans to our state’s history but also trying to find people who, again, bring us together, not look at people who draw some sort of vitriol from either side,” Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said in justifying removin...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Milwaukee, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, Black History Month, Kaepernick, Legislative Black Caucus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Robin Vos, Journal Sentinel, Republican Assembly, Latina, Wisconsin State Assembly, Matt Shuham


Black History Month: a reading list

February marks the celebration of Black History Month in the United States and Canada, an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in US history.The first variation of Black History Month was initiated by Dr. Carter G. Woodson (founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life) in 1926 titled Negro History Week, which took place during the second week of February. The Association for the Study of Negro Life and Hi...
Tags: Books, Featured, Lorde, Australia, Nigeria, Africa, US, America, History, Reading List, Canada, United States, New Orleans, Journals, Paul Robeson, Alice Walker


Kaepernick fight stalls Black History Month resolution

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican concerns that former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is too controversial to honor as a black leader doomed a resolution recognizing Black History Month in the state Assembly Tuesday. February is Black History Month. The Legislature’s black caucus had proposed a resolution honoring a number of black leaders, including Kaepernick. That […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Sports, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Ap, Nation, Black History Month, Legislature, Assembly, Kaepernick, Madison Wis


Instagram Is Encouraging People to #ShareBlackStories for Black History Month

Instagram is celebrating Black History Month with its #ShareBlackStories initiative. The official @instagram account will share Stories from creators including Tawny Chatmon, Paola "Pao Pao" Math? and Uzumaki Cepeda, as well as short films featuring distinct black voices, produced by Clarence Hammond and Dougie Cash from Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment, as well as Marsha L....
Tags: Advertising, Will Smith, Black History Month, Overbrook Entertainment, Uzumaki Cepeda, Social Pro Daily, ShareBlackStories for Black History Month, Tawny Chatmon Paola Pao Pao Math, Clarence Hammond, Dougie Cash


The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen from Black Directors

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. This week we give a nod towards Black History Month with a look at some of the best, little-seen films from black filmmakers.) Great films and filmmakers are worth celebrating all year round, but we live in a world that likes to categorize and quantify, meaning February has been designated as Black History Month (and Women in Horror month too f...
Tags: Movies, Los Angeles, Features, Chicago, Beyond The Lights, Belle, Collins, Black History Month, South, Tyler Perry, Hogan, Gideon, Glover, Suzie, Nina, Danny Glover


Snapchat Is Celebrating Black History Month With an AR Museum Featuring Young Artists

Snapchat is helping to mark Black History Month with what it is calling the first-ever augmented reality museum dedicated to young black artists. Starting Monday and running through the end of February, rising artists such as Gianni Lee, Bianca Pastel, Jessica Spence, Jameel Mohammed and Paracosm will have their art featured in a digital gallery,...
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Black Leaders Discuss Inspiration, Barriers As Part of Black History Month Event

Leaders from Akron’s black community shared inspirational stories during a Black History Month event at the Akron-Summit County Public Library . But they also talked about a particular challenge that’s hard to overcome. The “Who Inspired You?” event was part of the library’s Black History Month programming, and included local leaders discussing their mentors as well as the barriers they’ve faced in life. David Crosby cited his Mother as his main inspiration. Today, he works with the Summit Count...
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James Earl Jones Saves the Play

When I was 15 years old, my mother started letting me take the bus into New York City by myself. I would walk to the bus stop at the intersection of Route 9 and Ernston Road (at that time a traffic light), and after a 45-minute bus trip arrive at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Usually I just went to bookstores but sometimes I saw a play, and that’s how I saw James Earl Jones onstage in The Great White Hope, and witnessed the great actor improvising a save when something unexpected threatened...
Tags: Books, New York City, James Earl Jones, Black History Month, Port Authority, Ernston Road


Lyft Is Offering Discounted Rides to Black History Museums and Black-Owned Businesses All Month

Lyft is joining the Black History Month celebrations by offering free or discounted rides to locations that embody black excellence. This promo works on one ride, up to $10, to black history museums, memorials, and cultural sites and black-owned businesses in participating cities around the US. As someone who wants to be a better ally during Black History Month - and all year long - I'm particularly excited about this opportunity. It allows riders to explore how our country's music evolved than...
Tags: Lyft, Washington, Religion, US, America, Tech, Diversity, US news, Black History Month, National Museum of African American History, Race and Culture, Birmingham AL Harriet Beecher Stowe House


Gucci Apologizes And Removes Sweater Following 'Blackface' Backlash

The luxury brand said it would work toward turning the incident into a "learning moment." It coincides with Black History Month as well as another blackface controversy roiling Virginia's leadership.(Image credit: AP)
Tags: News, Virginia, Gucci, Black History Month


‘Horror Noire’: 5 Reasons to Watch Shudder’s Incredible Horror Documentary

The month of February observes Black History Month and Women in Horror Month. So, it ’ s fitting that the world premiere of Shudder ’ s first original documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror occurred on February 1. Featuring acute commentary from legendary actors, writers, and directors in the genre, Horror Noire provides critical analysis while delving into a century of genre films that utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced Black culture. ...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Horror, White House, Features, Movie Reviews, Black Lives Matter, Black, Black History Month, Ucla, Coleman, Rachel, King Kong, ROCHELLE, Woodrow Wilson, Peele


Marvel Is Celebrating Black History Month With Some Excellent (and Free) Black Panther Comics

It’s already been a good time for the King of Wakanda lately, with the Black Panther movie earning some historic Oscar nominations, and heading back to theaters to celebrate. But Marvel’s keeping the celebration going, and highlighting Black History Month, with a sweet deal on some of the best comics Wakanda has to…Read more...
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Inspired to move: Celebrating dance and Black History Month

My love for dance started in my youth when I took ballet lessons in Colorado. Like the other ballerinas, I’d slip on my satin slippers, wrap my ballet skirt on and glide across the wood floors to the beat of the music. Though unlike the other dancers, I was one of the only black girls in class.Luckily, that didn’t stop me from coming back again and again—ballet enthralled me. I didn’t exactly exude the talent of an emerging prima ballerina. I wasn’t a dance prodigy, and my father would lovingly ...
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Jennifer Lopez Will Perform a Motown Tribute at the 2019 Grammys, and Folks Are Naturally Scratching Their Heads

There are entertainers and there are singers. Jennifer Lopez, who started out as a fly girl on In Living Color, is most certainly the former and not the latter.And that’s not a slight. J. Lo, as she’s often referred to, is one of the finest entertainers in the music business.At nearly 50, she looks and dances better than many of her 20-something counterparts. Her catalog is full of indelible earworms and she’s reinvented herself musically in ways that rival Madonna.But a singer, she is not. And ...
Tags: Music, Celebs, Entertainment, Pop Culture, Jennifer Lopez, Jazz, Madonna, Cbs, Grammys, Ashanti, Black History Month, Jennifer, Jennifer Hudson, J Lo, Lopez, Reese


7 new must-read Black History Month book releases for kids and teens. Because Black history is American history.

Whether we’re taking the time to celebrate our own heritage or exploring those different cultures and backgrounds of our friends and neighbors that help make America what it is, books are always a favorite way for me to learn with my kids. And as Black History Month kicks off this week, I’m thrilled to discover […]
Tags: Books, Shopping, America, History, Picture books, Black History Month, Black History, Books For Kids, Women's History, Educational Kids' Books, Tweens + Teens


6 new must-read Black History Month book releases for kids and teens. Because Black history is American history.

Whether we’re taking the time to celebrate our own heritage or exploring those different cultures and backgrounds of our friends and neighbors that help make America what it is, books are always a favorite way for me to learn with my kids. And as Black History Month kicks off this week, I’m thrilled to discover […]
Tags: Books, Shopping, America, History, Picture books, Black History Month, Black History, Books For Kids, Women's History, Educational Kids' Books, Tweens + Teens


Opinion: Ralph Northam's yearbook page reveals much more than a young man's mistake

The revelation that Virginia's Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam appeared either in blackface or dressed in the hooded robe and uniform of a Ku Klux Klansman in his 1984 medical school yearbook, coming at the start of Black History Month, has produced national controversy and calls for the governor's resignation by Democrats and Republicans.
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Opinion: Northam's yearbook page reveals much more than a young man's mistake

The revelation that Virginia's Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam appeared either in blackface or dressed in the hooded robe and uniform of a Ku Klux Klansman in his 1984 medical school yearbook, coming at the start of Black History Month, has produced national controversy and calls for the governor's resignation by Democrats and Republicans.
Tags: News, Virginia, Stories, Black History Month, Ralph Northam, Northam, Ku Klux Klansman


Northam's yearbook much more than a mistake

The revelation that Virginia's Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam appeared either in blackface or dressed in the hooded robe and uniform of a Ku Klux Klansman in his 1984 medical school yearbook, coming at the start of Black History Month, has produced national controversy and calls for the governor's resignation by Democrats and Republicans.
Tags: News, Virginia, Stories, Black History Month, Ralph Northam, Northam, Ku Klux Klansman


RespectAbility.org: Highlighting African Americans with Disabilities: Black History Month

RespectAbility.org writes: As we celebrate Black History Month, which takes place every February, RespectAbility recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of African Americans to the United States. It is important to note this includes more than 5.6 million African Americans living with a disability in the U.S., 3.4 million of which are working-age African Americans with disabilities. Therefore, we would like to reflect on the realities and challenges that contin...
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Theological Development among African-American Slaves (Video)

This month we’re celebrating Black History Month on the blog, and we’ll be featuring writings and teachings from African-American Christians past and present. In this lecture from History and Theology of the African American Church, Dr. Carl Ellis, Jr. describes theological development among African-American slaves. Highlights: Withholding of Christianity from African-American slaves (0:05) Elements of African-American theological development (1:19) How African-American suffering in the So...
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17 kids books to read for Black History Month from board titles to young adult

Black History Month is a great time to crack open a new book and learn about all the important figures and stories that impacted history.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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