BLACK GOLD – Esperanza Spalding This wonderful video was shared recently in our Facebook open forum and it was too fabulous not to share here. Please enjoy and share this beautiful and empowering message to our children, ”YOU ARE BLACK GOLD”.
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 […]
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 […]
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 – 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 Holiday. The holiday has strong ties to the American Civil Rights Movement and relies on a set of principles, symbols and sentiments that […]