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 focused on researching and promoting achievements of black Americans and peoples of African descent. Presently, […]Read more "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 many horrific cases in black history but for some odd reason, I have never in […]Read more "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. […]Read more "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 […]Read more "A Black Woman Invented Rock And Roll #BlackHistoryMonth"