Thursday, February 22, 2024

Black History Knowledge is Meant to Evolve.

February 17, 2024 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Would you be surprised if you learned that Black History week, which would eventually become Black History Month, was meant in part to be a time whereby the community could share what it’s learned. Meaning we were supposed to be gathering knowledge throughout the year, and then we could all come together and have this beautiful... [Read more...]

Negro History Week to Black History Month: America’s Path to Recognizing African American Legacy and Equity.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Did you know that Black History Month was once Negro History Week? The first Negro History Week was established on February 7, 1926, by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the second African American to get a Ph.D. in history after Dr. WEB DuBois earned him in 1895. Woodson said that most history books “overlooked, ignored, and even suppressed... [Read more...]

Black History Month: Unearthing Genius – The Life and Legacy of George Washington Carver.

February 10, 2024 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In the mid to latter part of the twentieth century in the US you could rarely go to a city or county in the South that didn’t have a school named after George Washington Carver. Even during the days of virulent racial oppression and caste, George Washington Carver was viewed as “a credit to his race” and famous scientist... [Read more...]

Unveiling the Legacy: How Africa Shaped the World’s History, Culture, and Innovations.

February 7, 2024 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Over the years, I have shared information about the accomplishments of Africans that largely go unrecognized and overlooked due to a deliberate campaign to suppress, obfuscate and ignore African people and our history. For example few people know Africans were the first boat builders, the first navigators of the rivers and lakes... [Read more...]

Art as Liberation: Celebrating African American Creative Power in the 2024 Black History Theme.

February 5, 2024 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As we engage the 2024 ASALH Black History Theme: “African Americans and the Arts”, it is important to approach it as a celebration, invitation and opportunity to remember and reflect on the essential and enduring role art has played in our lives and struggle to be ourselves and free ourselves as persons and a people. Moreover,... [Read more...]

The Making Of America.

October 19, 2023 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Many, if not most, African Americans are believed to be of partial Native American ancestry. William Loren Katz in Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage explored the roots of this Black and Native American admixture. Black contact with Native Americans goes back long before the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth. In 1526, a large expedition... [Read more...]

Pan-Africanism: Haiti, Africa and Us Against Empire – Resisting Africans Anywhere Serving as Proxies for Imperialism.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Each August, this month of memory and marking of heightened struggle, we inevitably and unavoidably turn towards Haiti in rightful remembrance and homage. We rightfully remember, raise up and reflect on its glorious history of waging and winning a revolutionary and world transforming liberation struggle. And we also raise up... [Read more...]

Why America Fears African American Identity.

February 20, 2023 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Call us “black”, even though we are not the color of our shoes, belts and car tires. Call us “negro”. Call us “Afro-American”.  But hesitate to and avoid calling us African-American, unless you just have to? Why? Because there is a fear that America has about the real identity of the people it calls “black”.... [Read more...]

There’s a Major Difference between African American History and Black History.

October 10, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Do we really know what the past was, what actually happened, or is history “a fable” not quite “agreed upon”? Our knowledge of any past event is always incomplete, probably inaccurate, beclouded by ambivalent evidence and biased historians, and perhaps distorted by our own patriotic or religious partisanship. “Most... [Read more...]

Black History — An Epic Saga Whose Truth Remains Untold.

February 8, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As a proud, card-carrying member of the Black Press for more than 25 years, I have grown to both love and abhor the arrival of February when America, perhaps in an act of penance, holds its annual “lovefest” known as Black History Month. As much as I long to review the annals of African-American contributions, sacrifices... [Read more...]

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