Thursday, September 21, 2023

Appreciating African Genius.

February 9, 2018 by  
Filed under Black History, Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( “Just as the Memphite Theology is the source of Greek philosophy or primitive science, so it is also the basis of modern scientific belief.” George G.M. James Stolen Legacy page 145 originally published in 1954 As we celebrate Black History Month, let us not fall into the trap of European historiography and pedagogy where... [Read more...]

Celebrating Black History Month!

February 7, 2018 by  
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Tweet ( Every year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History selects a theme for Black History Month.  This year, the theme, African Americans in Times of War, is meant to commemorate the end of World War I, the war that supposedly made the world “safe for democracy”.   It is a war that African Americans... [Read more...]

We Need More Movies Like “Hidden Figures”.

February 3, 2018 by  
Filed under Black History, Ent., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The phenomenal success of the motion picture Hidden Figures shows that there is an audience for well-crafted films featuring African American themes and stars. More importantly, it shows how African Americans are inextricably linked not only to American history, but also to world shaping events. In commemoration of Black History... [Read more...]

Dream Without Limits.

Tweet ( It is beautiful that we see campaigns like “Because of Them We Can”. When I was a little girl growing up we had not publically arrived at that place.  Children were taught what they could accomplish from parents, teachers and community members. Sometimes there were those that told us our career options were limited.  As... [Read more...]

Easy Ways To Make Your Money Go Further Around The House.

February 18, 2016 by  
Filed under Black History, Money, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Although we’re clear of the last global recession, you may still want to save money around the house. Although we’d all like more money in our pockets, finding ways to save can sometimes feel pretty hard. If you’re struggling to save money, there are a number of things you might not have thought of. Here are some tips to... [Read more...]

Black History: The Glamor of Harriet Tubman, Deep to The Roots.

February 2, 2016 by  
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Tweet ( She stood gloriously, her hair swallowed by a red scarf, the strength and glory of her taut brown face a symbol of a beauty that does not fade. Still, I imagine, she likely wouldn’t make the cover of some glamour magazine today without an “extreme makeover” or perhaps a perm or touch of silky hair weave. And... [Read more...]

Let’s Get Rid of Ole Black History Month.

February 12, 2015 by  
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Tweet ( Let’s get rid of Black History Month. I know. It sounds crazy — like something that you might hear at a Tea Party rally, or from a political pundit spouting some notion that minority people get special privileges, while ignoring white privilege. It’s a ludicrous idea, but let me break it down for you. When my... [Read more...]

Thy Legacy of Carter G. Woodson.

February 7, 2015 by  
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Tweet ( The best way to celebrate Black History Month is to make more Black history. Black History Month is now celebrated around the world. We are grateful for the visionary leadership of noted historian and scholar Carter G. Woodson for being the founder of what was known as Negro History Week in 1926 that 44 years later evolved into... [Read more...]

A Message To Black America: Our History Lies Before Us.

February 6, 2014 by  
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Tweet ( I just read a snippet from an old article in Essence Magazine indicating that researchers have uncovered new information suggesting that Cleopatra may not have been Black. The article brought back to mind a piece I read by Earl Ofari Hutchinson many years ago entitled, Whose Black History To Believe? In that very insightful... [Read more...]

Part 2; Independence Day For Africans.

July 2, 2013 by  
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Tweet ( In 1852, Frederick Douglass spoke of America’s hypocrisy when dealing with the issue of slavery. He mused: “What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. “To him, your celebration... [Read more...]

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