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.
The "Black Mosque" voice and story must be part of the overall narration of black history in this country. This month-long attempt to remember and honor black history cannot be complete and authentic if it continues to selectively highlight certain stories within "black history" and continues to exclude and disregard others.
This album cover got me really questioning whether I should even think about supporting music that comes out of an industry that totally disregards my heritage and continues to use demeaning an misogynistic lyrics and now Photoshopped depictions of African American heroes.
Slavery is a notoriously fraught subject for Americans to navigate, but for Black students -- particularly those in predominately white school settings -- all of American history can feel riddled with landmines, even during Black History Month.