Black History Month

Open Thread: The Black Panther Party: Were Your Parents On The Other Side Of The Civil Rights Movement?

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In  1966, on the heels of the U.S. Congress passing a civil rights act that outlawed racial segregation in public facilities and the start of the Vietnam War, two men from Oakland, California weren’t satisfied with the results of the Civil Rights Movement and took matters into their...

Jeopardy Contestants Celebrate Black History Month By Avoiding Questions on Black History

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During Monday night’s Jeopardy broadcast, the first Semifinal match of the college tournament, the competitors made quick work of all of the board’s categories except one. The participants—Whitney Thompson, a junior at the University of Oklahoma; Tucker Pope, a junior at Texas A&M University; and Laurie...

It’s Black History Month & Here Are 10 Interesting Ways to Mark the Occasion

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It’s 2014 and Black History Month has officially arrived. A brainchild of Carter G. Woodson, what began as Negro History week has grown into the month long celebration we’re all familiar with. Yes, it’s the shortest month of the year, but according to the Association...

Students Barred From Writing About ‘Bad’ Malcolm X

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Teachers at a school in Queens, New York are coming under fire after parents found out  their children weren’t allowed to write about Malcolm X for Black History Month. Teachers at Public School 201 told fourth-graders last week that the controversial activist was “violent” and “bad.” According...

Did You Know More Black Women Are Enrolled in College Than Ever Before? Watch This!

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To honor Black History Month, filmmaker Janks Morton teamed up with the folks over at Black and Married With Kids to dispel some of the myths that continue to plague Black America. In the first episode of the Truths You Won’t Believe, Morton broke down the...