Posts Tagged: black history month

NFL Has Record 5 Black Referees To Officiate Super Bowl LIV

The NFL has a race relations problem with the lack of African American coaches but tonight will boast an historic move. The league will have a record 5 Black referees of the 7 on-field officiating crew for Super Bowl LIV in Miami. Tory Vincent executive director of NFL football operations told the Washington Post. “The… Read more »

This Date in Black History: ‘The Liberator’ Abolitionist Newspaper Begins Publication

On February 2, 1831, prominent American abolitionist, journalist, suffragist, and social reformer  William Lloyd Garrison began publishing, ‘The Liberator,’ abolitionist newspaper, in Boston Mass. The paper was considered the most influential newspaper supporting the antislavery cause, and continued circulation for 35 years until 1942. Among noted opinions published in the paper, strong opposition to  The Compromise of… Read more »

Black History Month

February is Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history.   The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans in the 1920s In the cover photo, the image of Martin Luther King Jr. is… Read more »

Obama, Curry Celebrate MBK Rising!

NBA star Stephen Curry was humbled by an event celebrating the 5th anniversary of My Brother’s Keeper, now known as MBK Rising!  The initiative was spear-headed by former President Barack Obama after the death of Trayvon Martin and he vowed to keep it going after his presidency. Steph shared the stage, in front of a… Read more »

Lyft Offering Free Rides During Black History Month

Of course we know it’s Black History Month and celebration is definitely in order. Because if we don’t celebrate us then who will? Well, actually, Lyft will. Lyft is celebrating Black History Month by offering free rides of up to $10 to cultural sites such as Black history museums, memorials, and relevant cultural sites, as… Read more »