Parents wants principal fired after she refuses to allow Black History Month lessons

Protesters, from a Bronx rally, want Principal Patricia Catania fired now, due to her refusal to allow the teaching of Black History Month lessons. According to the NY Daily News, Principal Catania “confiscated a black history project and berated an English teacher for giving lessons about the Harlem Renaissance at a school ironically just miles […]

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Parents wants principal fired after she refuses to allow Black History Month lessons

Protesters, from a Bronx rally, want Principal Patricia Catania fired now, due to her refusal to allow the teaching of Black History Month lessons. According to the NY Daily News, Principal Catania “confiscated a black history project and berated an English teacher for giving lessons about the Harlem Renaissance at a school ironically just miles […]

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Black History: Bayard Rustin was the Civil Rights Movement’s Hidden Hero

Black History Month is all about celebrating our best and brightest for their history-making contributions to Black culture and society at large. Special tributes occur for well-known figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson and George Washington Carver each year. There are so many “Hidden Heroes” that don’t […]

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Angela Davis’ archive acquired by Harvard library

Legendary activist, author and scholar Angela Davis is preparing to share her personal collection of documents, letters, papers, photos, and more with world. The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has secured Davis’ work for their Schlesinger Library which “documents the lives of women of the past and present for the future and furthers the […]

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Malcolm X’s letter about troubled marriage to Betty Shabazz is up for sale

A personal letter written by Malcolm X to Nation of Islam leader and his mentor, Elijah Muhammad, about the state of his marriage is set to hit the market. Penned in 1959, the letter reveals personal details about Malcolm X‘s marriage to his wife Betty Shabazz. It’s reported that the letter shows a correspondence between the two controversial […]

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Black woman designs Strange Fruit quilt to memorialize 5,000 lynching victims

April Shipp’s “Strange Fruit” is a 10-by-10 foot piece of fabric that beautifully and richly commemorates the lives of those she calls “my 5,000 souls.” Shipp’s tribute to lives lost to lynching debuted this past Sunday amid 60 other colorful quilts. The annual display takes place every February at the church of Detroit Unity Temple. […]

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