Breaking News! History in the Making
Henry ‘Box’ Brown (Virginia Slave Who Escaped To Freedom In A Box) Film Biopic Currently In The Works
Read the article: https://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/henry-box-brown-virginia-slave-who-escaped-to-freedom-in-a-box-film-biopic-currently-in-the-works
Enslaved Africans’ sculptures brings slave history to life in Yonkers
Read the article: https://www.thegrio.com/specials/life-and-style/-janet-langsam-the-ceo.php
City of Chicago’s 175th Birthday
Today marks the 175th Birthday of the city of Chicago, first settled by Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, a black man. A good day to check out Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History. Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Baptiste_Point_du_Sable https://www.dusablemuseum.org/events/details/dusable-day
On this date in American history: The “Weeping Time”
Read the article: https://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/weeping-time-occurs
Jeremy Lin’s Triumph Over Stereotype Threat
Why low expectations based on our race or gender can be so hard to overcome. Read the article: https://ideas.time.com/2012/02/28/jeremy-lins-triumph-over-stereotype-threat/
Swann Galleries African Americana Auction Becomes Annual Rite
Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin challenges affirmative action in higher education
Children in LGBT families of color face double stigma
KKK flyers distributed to homes in Georgia town
Happy Birthday, Harry Belafonte, life-long advocate for human rights!
HON. LAURA RICHARDSON of California in the House of Representatives Thursday, March 1, 2012. Ms. RICHARDSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to ask the House to join me in extending warm wishes to Mr. Harry Belafonte, a great American who celebrates his 85th birthday today. Harry Belafonte is not only the consummate entertainer, but he…
On this date, March 1st, in 1780, Pennsylvania became the first state to abolish slavery (sort of…).
Let’s Celebrate Women!
Today (2/29) is a “bridge” day between Black History Month and the month in which the world observes International Women’s Day (3/8). To celebrate, ABHM brings you two powerful videos. A powerful recitation by Alfre Woodard of Sojourner Truth’s speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” (from YouTube) And an exhibition, “MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe,” at…
Panel On Civil Disorders Calls For Drastic Action To Avoid 2-Society Nation
Read the article: https://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0229.html#article
NY Stock Exchange Recognizes African-American Pioneers (VIDEO)
Watch the video and read the article: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/27/nyse-recognizes-african-american-pioneers_n_1304377.html?ref=black-voices
Chimpanzee Productions Seeks Interns
PBS Documentary and Multimedia Outreach Project Seeks Editing & New Media Interns https://ddfr.tv/2011/08/digital-diaspora-family-reunion-seeks-interns/
Octavia Spencer: I’m done with the bad parts
Read the article: https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2012/01/octavia-spencer-golden-globes-the-help.html
Octavia Spencer of ‘The Help’ wins best-supporting actress Oscar for role she inspired
Octavia Spencer wins an Oscar for her role in The Help.
Commentary: Remembering Black Atheists From History
The growing African-American atheist movement wants to remind you that not all Black heroes found haven in the church. https://www.bet.com/news/national/2012/02/23/commentary-remembering-black-atheists-from-history.html