Last week Black America suffered yet another massacre, this time in a place of worship. Dylann Roof’s vicious slaying of nine people as they peacefully gathered wasn’t unthinkable. There have been over a dozen attacks on black churches in the last 25 years alone. Just...
Stokely Carmichael is an extraordinary figure in the Black Power movement and black history in general. He seems to fly under the radar during discussions around black consciousnesses and what we should do as a people moving forward. Lost between Dr. King, Malcolm X,...
The Civil Rights Movement paved the way for many African Americans to gain social justice rights in the United States. The movement began in the 1950s and at its peak ran into the late 1960s. Within the span of two decades, many blacks and whites marched and protested...
The FBI began COINTELPRO—short for Counterintelligence Program—in 1956 to disrupt the activities of the Communist Party of the United States. In the 1960s, it was expanded to include a number of other domestic groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, the Socialist Workers...
Look at this beautiful woman. She has glowing chocolate skin, a round soft nose, full lips and eyes to die for. She is pretty? Does she threaten you? Does being in her presence make you, for reasons you cannot explain, uncomfortable? When you gaze at her, do you think...
Malcolm X was fond of saying, “Our history did not begin in chains.” Yet every year that’s where Black History Month lesson plans in schools across America begin. They begin telling the story of our history — black history — in chains....
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