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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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  • Letters: Black history's broad sweep

    Re "Beyond the black history hit parade," Opinion, Feb. 11 Betty DeRamus' excellent article on Black History Month points out that the same American figures are extolled each February, to the exclusion of legions of others. I would expand her vision...
  • 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...
  • There's still good reason to honor Black History Month

    It's Black History Month, and hats off to those South Floridians who are making Carter G. Woodson proud. For those who may not remember, or simply don't know, Woodson was the historian who in 1926 declared the second week of February to be "Negro...
  • 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,...
  • Google honors Harriet Tubman with doodle

    Google honors Harriet Tubman with doodle
    To celebrate the first day of Black History Month, Google is honoring Harriet Tubman, known for her work with the Underground Railroad.  Tubman was born a slave in Maryland but escaped to freedom and later led more than 300 other slaves to the north and...
  • 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...
  • School apologizes for fried chicken on Black History Month menu

    The principal of an all-girls Christian private school in Northern California has apologized over a lunch menu supposedly intended to celebrate Black History Month that included cornbread, fried chicken and watermelon. "I'd like to apologize for the...