Black History Month Has Been an Epic Failure

Black History Month Has Been an Epic Failure

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....

What Are the Colored People Doing for Themselves?

Frederick Douglass July 14, 1848 The present is a time when every colored man in the land should bring this important question home to his own heart. It is not enough to know that white men and women are nobly devoting themselves to our cause; we should know what is...
Mexico’s First Black President

Mexico’s First Black President

Barak Obama admires Abraham Lincoln. Vicente Guerrero, Mexico’s first black president, was his nation’s Lincoln. In 1829 he issued Mexico’s slavery abolition decree (which led a few years later to Texas slave holders taking Texas out of Mexico). Obama and Lincoln are...

365 Black History: February 5th

Hank Aaron, who is hailed by many as one of the greatest baseball players in the history of the game, was born in Mobile, AL, on this day in 1934. After getting his start in the National Negro League, Aaron transitioned into the newly integrated major leagues in 1954...

365 Black History: February 4th

Civil rights icon Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Ala., on this day in 1913. On Dec. 1, 1955, Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Ala., bus and was arrested. Her courageous stand against racial injustice inspired a boycott of the...

365 Black History: February 3rd

After a long legal battle that included a Supreme Court ruling on her behalf, Autherine Lucy became the first African-American to enroll at the University of Alabama. However, soon after her arrival, a mob of angry segregationists would cause uproar over her...
365 Black History: February 2nd

365 Black History: February 2nd

The U.S. Senate confirms Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General. He is the first African-American in the nation to hold the post. Also, on this day in 1995, Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. becomes the first African-American to walk in space while involved in the deployment and...