Black History Lit Review: Life Upon These Shores

    A Look at Black History We all learn stories about Black heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and George Washington Carver; but there are so many more stories from Black History that should be shared.  African-Americans represent a diverse group of people with a rich and varied history in the United […]

Bessie Coleman: Black History Bio & Craft

Who is Bessie Coleman? BESSIE COLEMAN (1892-1926) was the first black woman to become an airplane pilot and the first African American to hold an international pilot license. She was born in Atlanta, Texas to sharecroppers. Bessie Coleman was an outspoken feminist who defied Jim Crow laws and made her dreams a reality. “After receiving a string […]

Yes, It’s Black History Month for Everyone

 Image: The Shelf Life   I love Black History Month. People are holding events, celebrating, and talking about our African American heroes. The problem is that it seems only African Americans are participating in this month long celebration. If you walk around the streets of NYC and ask what’s special about the month of February, […]

How to Celebrate Kwanzaa

This article is part of our Multicultural Holidays series.  You can submit your own story for publishing on Multicultural Familia via our submissions page here. How to Celebrate Kwanzaa – December 26 – January 1 Today begins the week-long celebration of Kwanzaa!  The cultural holiday, created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, was established as the first African American […]