Category Archives: Black History Month

Martin Luther King Is Dead Now: Should #BlackHistoryMonth Be Eliminated?

Should Black History Month Be Eliminated? That question gets asked every year around this time of year, when we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Some people go so far as to argue that if we don’t … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?”

Rarely seen footage of Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking to students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967, where he delivered his speech “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?” “Thank you very kindly. Principal, Mr. Williams, Members … Continue reading

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‘The Lowest White Man’ by Charles M. Blow| New York Times OP-ED COLUMNIST

As an African-American, I know that it is an extremely rare occasion, when the truth about racial division and discrimination in the United States of America is so openly and eloquently, and most importantly, understandably, offered for public consumption, as … Continue reading

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#LeBron James: Why I’m endorsing #HillaryClinton

“Register to vote, Show up to the polls, and Vote For Hillary Clinton.”                         LeBron James endorses Hillary Clinton for president. “We need a president who understands our community … Continue reading

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Shattered Innocence: 5-Star #BookReview:★★★★★ #ASMSG

Synopsis Teek and Angel Kyle and their cousins, Troi and Keisha are beautiful and talented girls on the verge of living exciting lives. That is until their charmed lives take an unforeseen turn that forces them to leave their home. … Continue reading

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#BookReview: Prophet – The Story of Nat Turner #ASMSG #BlackHistoryMonth

Synopsis Nat Turner, born into slavery October 2, 1800, on a Southampton County plantation, became a preacher who stated in his confession he’d been chosen by God to lead slaves from bondage. On August 21, 1831, he led a freedom … Continue reading

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#BlackHistoryMonth Civil War #AfricanAmerican Medal Of Honor Recipients

BACKGROUND African Americans have fought and distinuguished themselves in every major American conflict before and since the Declaration of Independence was ratified. In the first year of the American Revolution, before the Continental Congress temporarily excluded blacks from service, African … Continue reading

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#BlackHistoryMonth #ASMSG African #Slave Trade & Bartolomé De Las Casas: Gold, #God & Glory

Bartolome De Las Casas: Protector of the Indians “We came here to serve God and also to get rich.” -Bernal Diaz del Castillo With the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Caribbean, two civilizations that had previously been isolated from … Continue reading

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Doctrine of Discovery: The #Catholic Church, the #Slave Trade, and European Colonialism #BlackHistoryMonth

Pope Nicholas V, who reigned from 6 March 1447 until his death in 1455. Born Tommaso Parentucelli, Nicholas was made a cardinal for his diplomatic efforts by Pope Eugene IV. He was a patron of the humanist movement and promoted … Continue reading

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