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African-American History Month

A collection of news and information related to African-American History Month published by this site and its partners.

Top African-American History Month Articles

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  • Disappearance of McDaniel's Historic Oscar Explored in "Hattie's Lost Legacy"

    Disappearance of McDaniel's Historic  Oscar Explored in "Hattie's Lost Legacy"
    Airs on DC50, Sunday, February 19 @ 3PM   Seventy-one years ago it was no surprise when the 1939 classic "Gone with the Wind" won the Best Picture Oscar, and Vivien Leigh took home Best Actress honors as Scarlett O’Hara.  Probably the most...
  • If schools neglect black history, all kids suffer

    If schools neglect black history, all kids suffer
    After shopping in downtown Tallahassee, Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson caught a city bus. They paid their dimes and, as usual, searched for seats in the "colored" section. Full. The front seat in the "whites" section had space. So they sat. Even...
  • Civil rights activist to speak at OCC

    A Civil Rights Movement-era activist who worked with Martin Luther King will appear at Orange Coast College to speak about peace and nonviolence for Black History Month. Bernard LaFayette Jr. is scheduled to talk Feb. 24 about the historical...
  • Mayor Johnson Spends Week with President in D.C.

    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is celebrating Black History Month with the President and Vice President this week in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama invited Mayor Johnson to a special live screening of “Thurgood,” a play depicting...
  • Laurence Fishburne delivers transformative performance in 'Thurgood'

    It's a shame that Black History Month doesn't come around more than once a year -- especially when it brings with it work this excellent. Thursday, Feb. 24, HBO presents "Thurgood," starring Laurence Fishburne in a role that could define his mature...
  • Around & About

    EVENTS Slide Show, “Out of the Station Fire Ashes” — Wednesday, March 2, 6:30 p.m. La Cañada resident and mountain cyclist Mike Caley rides regularly in the burn area, with special permission. A member of the California Native Plant...
  • Scott's 'homeboy' stereotypes stun black lawmakers

    Scott's 'homeboy' stereotypes stun black lawmakers
    First, America got a brother in the White House. Now, Florida has a homeboy in the Governor's Mansion. The surprising news was disclosed this week during Gov. Rick Scott's luncheon for 20 black legislators. Lawmakers expected to hear the governor...
  • Anti-Abortion Billboard in Soho Sparks Controversy

    Anti-Abortion Billboard in Soho Sparks Controversy
    Pro-life leaders unveiled a controversial billboard in Soho this week that features the face of a young African American girl.   The billboard, funded by pro-life ad group Life Always, focuses on abortion in the black community, and claims that "the...
  • Controversial Soho Billboard To Come Down

    Controversial Soho Billboard To Come Down
    After "I think it was the right thing to do," said Rev. Al Sharpton. "We have a right to our personal views, but we don't have a right to offend people." raising considerable outrage amongst many New York residents and politicians, the Soho...
  • Who said it? A look back

    Who said it? A look back
    During this Black History Month, consider the following thoughts on politics, life and race from 10 famous African-Americans. See if you can match the quote with the person who said it. The famous quote: 1. "Surely the day will come when color means...
  • Stonebridge Womens Book Club

    Stonebridge Women’s Book Club
    We meet once a month for dinner at the Stonebridge Country Club in Aurora, and we have a dozen members. We've been meeting for nine years and only have one rule: You don't have to read the book to come to the meeting. Come for the camaraderie and hear...