Posts Tagged: black history month

Meet The Man Who Created Black History Month [VIDEO]

February is Black History Month and is celebrated nationwide to honor and pay tribute to African-Americans who have played significant roles in American history. Black History Month began with a man named Carter G. Woodson. Woodson was the son of former slaves and worked as a child in quarries and coal mines. Woodson entered high… Read more »

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 »