The audience was the power that made or broke careers. But it was much more than that. It was the heart and soul of the African-American community, the embodiment of the spirit of Harlem -- the force that truly made the Apollo great.
I want the Black normality to shine and not the abnormality of endurance. I want to get past the limitation stage that seems to be a constant. I want the freedom of "you can be and do anything" to shout loud.
The first time I had any inkling that my color was something that estranged me from others was when I was in primary school in London.
Bilal ibn Rabah has been a guiding force in the history of Black American Muslims, possessing an illuminated combination of humility and humanity.
Even with a black man in the White House, we're still training our black boys how to be careful out there. I'm sure they're aware of the danger, having watched how some white people have treated that black president for the past few years.
Harlem became New York's great African-American community, of course. However the history of African Americans in the city began at the far opposite end of the island where slaves first landed.
I think this book should be required reading for everyone, and not just during the month of February. Black history is labor history; and black history and labor history are American history.
Let's forget about appeasing ourselves by "celebrating" Black History Month. We have not shattered stereotypes. We have not made progress. We just haven't.
Why not just let people make Jesus in the image they want -- the image that makes them feel the most comfortable? Reason 1: It's just wrong.
I've never really cared for Black History Month. I like to take the Morgan Freeman approach to these particular issues. Black history is American history and American history is black history.
We're halfway through Black History Month and people are already asking "Why isn't there a White History Month?" Well, that's because we celebrate white history all year long!
The 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival ran from February 6th to the 17th -- 177 feature films, docs, shorts and web series screened daily at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles. Locals and out-of-towners gathered to honor black films.
We underestimate the intelligence of our children if we don't expose them to stories like this.
Philadelphia choreographer-dancer Roger Lee has been hoping to start a dance collective to celebrate Black History Month since he was a high school student studying dance. A graduate of Drexel University, Lee is now fulfilling that long held dream.
He was black, there was a dead white man, and that was good enough for many people.
February brings us the Olympics in Sochi and Black History Month. That leads us to honor African-American women athletes through history who have won Olympic medals and brought them home to the U.S.