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Vantage Point

Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniel

Dedicated to the Memory of Malcolm

The “Declining Significance” of Black History

In the middle of this year’s Black History Month I was momentarily overcome by a weird feeling. There was a kind of ho hum, mundane, routine, business as usual atmosphere about this year’s commemoration with little passion or intensity.  Maybe it was just me, but I had a sense that Black History Month was/is straying from Carter G. Woodson’s original mission of uti

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Statement from Veteran Activist/Journalist, Mark S. Allen on how Chicago's grassroots community remembers the life and legacy of the late vocalist Ali-Ollie Woodson of The Temptations

"In addition to being an activist, I have long been involved as a music disc-jockey and local party promotions and know how much Chicago's dance and steppers community loved Ali-Ollie Woodson for his many appearances at local events in Chicago, his performamces and despite his membership in one of the worlds most le

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The Makings of Modern Mis-Education

By Ezrah Aharone:

Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History Month and second Black PhD to graduate from Harvard, wrote the acclaimed The Mis-Education of the Negro way back in 1933. In the 1940s, psychologist Kenneth Clark’s “Doll Test,” demonstrated that Black children were being psychologically conditioned to yearn and favor the looks of White people at the expense of self-dislike. His critical findings were cited during Brown vs. Board of Education when theSupreme Court desegregate

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