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Tag: Black History
Kwanzaa brings respect and celebration of African-American culture
With the goal of uniting the Black community and keeping the history of Africa alive, Karenga’s creation of Kwanzaa in the ’60s is still celebrated all around the globe.
Changemakers: five Black women who rewrote U.S. history
Black women’s accomplishments and contributions to U.S. history are commonly overlooked. It’s time to change that.
Say their names. Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley.
The movie “Till” showcases Mamie Till-Mobley’s decision to have an open casket for her son, Emmett Till, who was kidnapped and brutally beaten because of a malicious accusation made by Carolyn Bryant Donham. All suspects walked free and Donham faced no consequences after admitting she lied in her unpublished memoir in 2008.
Underrated Films about Black empowerment that will warm your heart
Need a movie to watch that showcases and highlight Black history? Here’s a few films to check out as we honor the triumphs made by African Americans.
Exploring Black influence in music
Various music genres are influenced by Black culture in America. Often forgotten, Black music history was implanted over the years which is why styles like rap, jazz, rock and reggae music exist.
Is one month of Black history enough?
Black History Month is supposed to be a time to celebrate Black people, but is it effective?
CSULB celebrates Black History Month with #BlackHerStories event
An illustration of a woman with a perfectly coiffed afro, layered atop a magenta background, was projected against a large wall in the University Student Union ballroom Tuesday evening as organizers welcomed attendees to this year’s #BlackHerStories event. President Jane Close Conoley was among those in attendance and participated alongside[Read More…]