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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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  • Vandals put noose on Ole Miss statue of James Meredith; he speaks out

    James Meredith, a civil rights icon whose enrollment at the University of Mississippi broke a racial barrier in 1962, has one thing to say to the vandals who desecrated his campus statue by putting a noose around its neck and draping it with a...
  • "A Tribute to Billie Holiday" in Fort Lauderdale

    "A Tribute to Billie Holiday" in Fort Lauderdale
    "A Tribute to Billie Holiday": Black History Month gets a cabaret-like celebration with musicians, dancers and singers paying tribute to stars of the Harlem Renaissance. The show features Sabrena Rich portraying torch-song chanteuse Billie Holiday and...
  • Destroy Buckingham Palace's ivory? Then what about my piano keys?

    Destroy Buckingham Palace's ivory? Then what about my piano keys?
    Prince William wants to destroy all the ivory artifacts in Buckingham Palace. Here at the other end of the ivory owner spectrum, I’m wondering what to do with my backup piano keys. Organized crime has turned ivory poaching from a worrisome trend...
  • Aventura Macy's hosts Black History Month fashion event

    Aventura Macy's hosts Black History Month fashion event
    Ten decades of African American style is being saluted by Macy's Aventura Fashion Store starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 on the second level. The event is called "In Conversation" and feature style expert Constance White, actress/singer...
  • Miami fashion and culture show spotlights African culture

    Miami fashion and culture show spotlights African culture
    Ankara Miami 2014 is more than a fashion show. It's a cultural show. The runway event features emerging and established designers across the wide spectrum of the African Diaspora. “Ankara Miami is devoted to using our platform to raise...
  • Hampton black history then, now and in between

    On Sunday, Feb. 9, 1975, the Daily Press published a full page of local black history called "Their Past Catching Up With Their Present." The page also included a listing of six famous black heritage people, and an information box featuring African words,...
  • Black history in 'Jeopardy' [Commentary]

    Black history in 'Jeopardy' [Commentary]
    For years, a group of black men has gathered daily at a cigar shop across from Cross Street Market, here in Baltimore. We talk politics and sports amid plumes of pipe and cigar smoke. However, conversation halts at 7 p.m. when the quiz show "Jeopardy"...
  • First Black Student Union forms at FSHA

    First Black Student Union forms at FSHA
    This school year marked a special time in history for the students of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, as a small contingent of women have formed the first Black Student Union at the high school. The club was formed last fall to “promote and teach...
  • Black History Month: If you don't know it, you still need it

    Black History Month: If you don't know it, you still need it
    When my brother and I were growing up in the 1960s, my parents bought the book, “Great Negroes Past and Present.” Perfect for young readers, it was a survey of famous black folks in history. It sat on a shelf in my father’s study, and...
  • 'Trip to Bountiful' small moment of redemption for Lifetime

    'Trip to Bountiful' small moment of redemption for Lifetime
    I stopped paying much attention to Lifetime after the cable channel branded itself “Television for Women” in the 1990s and started offering exploitative made-for-TV movies like the 1997 production of “My Stepson, My Lover” with...
  • Melissa McCarthy air-fights on Seth Meyers' final 'SNL' episode

    Melissa McCarthy air-fights on Seth Meyers' final 'SNL' episode
    No one could ever accuse Melissa McCarthy of being too egotistical when it comes to her appearances on “Saturday Night Live.” If you’ve seen the three-time host even once on the show, you’ve gotten a good idea of what her other...