Black History Month traces back to September 1915. Harvard graduate and historian, Carter G. Woodson (pictured left), and minister Jesse E. Moorland, (pictured right), founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) – a prominent organization that … Continue reading Who Started #BlackHistoryMonth ?
I dedicate this post to Olen Montgomery (age 17), Clarence Norris (age 19), Haywood Patterson (age 18), Ozie Powell (age 16), Willie Roberson (age 17), Charlie Weems (age 19), Eugene Williams (age 13), Andy Wright(age 19), and Roy Wright (age 12) – to the Scottsboro Boys. There have been … Continue reading The Scottsboro Boys #BlackHistoryMonth
Ever wonder why your mom or dad or aunt or uncle doesn’t seem to trust the doctor? Any immigrant, primarily black individuals, know this feeling. We would rather wait two-three weeks and hope whatever we have does not get worse than go visit a doctor and even when we do? We still have our doubts. Officially known as The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, the United States Public Health Service conducted an inhumane clinical study on Tuskegee men between 1932-1972. You are probably thinking so what? They consented, right? Wrong. These African American men believed that they were receiving free health care. … Continue reading The U.S. Injected African Americans With Syphilis Under The Guise Of Free Health Care #BlackHistoryMonth
Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the creator/inventor of Rock and Roll. I know there are many disputes that Chuck Berry, and/or Little Richard were the actual creators (all black individuals), but, Sister Tharpe predates both of those men. Two of Tharpe’s hit songs were released around 1944-45 when Chuck Berry was both incarcerated and still a high school student. On December 23, 1959, Chuck Berry was arrested in St. Louis, Missouri, yeah the same place Michael Brown was murdered by Darren Wilson, on charges relating to his transportation of a 14-year-old girl across state lines for allegedly “immoral purposes.” Now, before you go gasping … Continue reading A Black Woman Invented Rock And Roll #BlackHistoryMonth