February is Black History Month, established in 1926 by Black historian Carter G. Woodson to celebrate the achievements of African Americans who look like me, my family, and to the beautiful melanated-being reading this. The month of February is dedicated to acknowledging their central role in U.S. history. Here are ten ways we all can celebrate Black History Month.
1. Follow Black Content Creators. If you're active on any social media platform, this is the perfect time to follow Black content
My favorite holiday falls on February 13th and that holiday is, drum roll pleeeeaaaase...
BLACK LOVE DAY
From the moment I discovered Black Love Day and met Ayo Handy-Kendi, the creator of the holiday, I have been applying the tenets to my life. This profound holiday focuses on 24 hours of love in action practicing Love for the Creator, Love for yourself, Love for your family, Love your community, Love for the Black Race.
Click here for a how-to guide for those interested in observing
As my first blog post of 2021, or as I refer to it as 2020, the Sequel, I chose to borrow words that will spark change. The Faux Coup attempt by the Orange Megalomaniac, carried out by "Vanilla Isis & Y’All Qaeda" was ABSOLUTELY foreseeable. Not only was it predictable it was ALLOWED. We witnessed police and politicians actively participating in the invasion of The Capitol.
We've seen what they are going to do. More attempts to bring down Olympus are sure to follow. There is no sigh of relief t
By Elle Michelle Anderson | Normally, I avoid speaking publicly on controversial topics that are driven by politics, religion, or race. However, as a concerned mother and aunt of young adult and teenage African American males, I find it extremely difficult to be silent about the racially-charged violence against young black males by those in whom authority is entrusted. Of course, this type of violence against young black males is not new. In my opinion, it only appears that it has just recently
| Akyaaba Addai-Sebo | Where is the Pan-African spirit? The absence of African solidarity with African Americans who are being killed in US cities by state security forces driven by white supremacy is deeply saddening. From all over Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, Black people must rise up to condemn the killing of our sisters and brothers in the US and offer any support we can to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
At the Movement For Black Lives Convening in July 2015, we received a mandate that we needed to form a united front to create a set of national demands that would lift up the radical work being done across the country. Political candidates and others continue to articulate policies that don't represent our vision, don’t address the ongoing war on our communities, and aren’t accountable to us. We’ve come together to tell the country — and the world — that instead, we are choosing to advance a
Successful Black Parenting magazine, originally founded in 1993 and launched in 1995 with 35,000 issues, debuted as the first national print magazine for African American parents. The founders closed the magazine in 1997. Twenty-one years later, they are bringing it back.
"The time is right to connect with issues being addressed by Black Lives Matter, like the way racism has resurfaced in our society, and to respond to the concerns and aspirations Black parents have about their children's future
By Reginald Grant | Technology! It has changed the dynamics of the world and the #BlackLivesMatter Movement has been a recent visible recipient of the technology integration by the world. Republican Presidential candidate Huckabee said recently that Martin Luther King would be ashamed of the movement. Martin Luther King's son disagreed. Democratic Presidential Candidate Hilary Clinton was openly confronted by several leaders of the #BlackLivesMatters movement and the video went viral on YouTube.
By Owen Weber | Since all Black Lives Matter, it follows that Unborn Black Lives Matter (UBLM) as well. African Americans make up about 12.6% of the U.S. population (U. S. Census), but Black mothers account for about 35.4% of all abortions (The U. S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)). African American mothers have over 5 times more abortions as white mothers (The Alan Guttmacher Institute). On the average day in America, 1,876 Black babies are killed by abortion.
New Marketing Push for ‘Generation B,’ Guidebook Against Inequality.
Author Suru Manek’s guidebook offers proposals to alleviate black America’s economic plight.
Suru Manek has witnessed the socioeconomic plight of African-Americans, as well as the proverbial laundry list of racism, violence, poverty and the myriad of issues brought to the forefront by the Black Lives Matter movement. He says that these reminded him of the adversities his own ethnicity faced, which inspired him to write
Black Lawmakers Group May Seek Sanction of Congressman for Ruing High Abortion Rate in Black Community
Lawmaker Sean Duffy's Remarks Expressing Concern About Lives of Black Babies Called "Insensitive" and "Disgusting" by CBC Members
Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are rising to the defense of Wisconsin Republican Congressman Sean Duffy, who is under fire from the Congressional Black Caucus for remarks on the House floor expressing concern about the high abortion rate in the
Africans have struggled for freedom since the beginning of their enslavement. According to Robinson et al. (1987), African Americans have revolted since the beginning of their enslavement, throughout their enslavement, post slavery, and the Jim Crow period; and, efforts continue in present times. One of the latest activist groups is the Black Lives Matter Movement. When looking at this new movement, there are a number of similarities between it and the Black Power Movement. I shall examine so