“I think the seven principles of Kwanzaa are the best part. They are essential to any person regardless of racial background and religion and deserve to be celebrated.”
They arrived in the United States from West Africa, young girls held against their will and forced to work for hours on end. But this time, it didn’t happen hundreds of years ago.
Members from four Historically Black Colleges and Universities(HBCU’s)alumni chapters set aside school rivalries, in the name of giving recently, if only for a day. FAMU pitched in with Bethune Cookman while Morehouse worked alongside Hampton during their annual Turkey basket give-away.
The 93-year-old founder of America’s foremost museum of African American history has died in her Chicago home.
Today, the museum stands as both the oldest and largest collection of African American cultural artifacts in the country.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday became the first sitting US president to publish a book for children when he released Of Thee I Sing, a tribute to 13 ground-breaking Americans whose traits he sees in his own two children.
“In the Pantheon of American history, conservative old white people have pretty much always been the bad guys; The folks unwilling to share the category of American with others on equal terms.”
Rodrick L. Ireland grew up without exceptional means and at one point, a guidance counselor said he had a future as an auto mechanic, but he was surrounded by a close-knit family and community that pushed him to excel
“I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the people who came before us,” Samatar said. “We are part of the new African-American community in the state of Minnesota.”