As we celebrate Black History Month and remember the ongoing struggle for civil and human rights, one of the most striking lessons from history is that movements for social change never go smoothly.
Michael J. Feeney, former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists and winner of the group's national Emerging Journalist of the Year Award in 2010, died January 31st at the age of 32, bringing heartache to the journalism community.
I am privileged to represent a congressional district that has been historically recognized as the epicenter of Black culture and politics. Our legendary neighborhood gave birth to the Harlem Renaissance, which has forever transformed the American fabric. We are fortunate to have dedicated people and organizations promoting our legacy.
With it now being Black History Month, my husband and I found this to be a great opportunity for us to introduce a much more candid and honest approach to teaching our kids about not only Martin Luther King, but also the many other important figures in Black History.
Stop feeling awkward about Black History Month if you're not black, and take a moment to understand why this dialogue that's been surpressed for years, should be one we can all comfortably have today.
Land Office at the Gerrit Smith Estate in Peterboro, NY (Photo: Michelle Rae) Having been given the chance to take a walk through history in Upstate...
In honor of Black History Month, I'm excited for an interview series with several lovely black women. My hope is that this series with be able to insp...
February 2016 marks the 90th anniversary of a unique ritual in American and world history. For the next month, America will be challenged to contemplate the global and national journey and achievements of its African-descended residents.
Frederick Douglass is one of the most important figures in American history, but many know little about the legendary abolitionist. In honor of Black History Month let's remember or newly discover the incredible life and achievements of Frederick Douglass.
Poems, articles, and podcasts that explore African American history and culture POEMS "Harlem" by Langston Hughes "On Liberty and Slavery" by Geor...
I love Black History Month. I just believe we can do it better. At the beginning of February last year I had a long talk with the young people at my youth program Alive & Free to find out what they knew about Black History.
If what you stated was true, then we would not have to constantly remind the United States of America that we are a part of this great quilt of unity and freedom
Flint's urban renewal program turned Black homeowners into public housing tenants, and no long-term assistance was at hand to recompense their loss of wealth. Rather, they were met with a hardening of the city's color line. Like cigarettes, American state policies are hazardous to Black health. When used as directed, they cause harm.
Let's look at how Hollywood and capitalism use a film about communism to foster anti-communism at a time when people are once again seeing through and challenging the system itself.
In honor of Black History Month starting today, I'm excited to kick off an interview series with several lovely black women. My hope is that this seri...
Recovery. That's my battle cry. That's my great-grandmother realigned in me, warring against sins -- the untold story, the ancestor lost to time -- that break my heart.