Tephra Miriam: Making Black History with Sci-fi novel – Escape to Clown Town

As I view the world today through the eyes of a Black woman, I see a need for change. There are still too few Black women that are making it into places of power and influence in this country; we need them desperately. There are still too many Black women that are suffering in this country and this has to Read More …

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Merci McKinley: Making Black History with #MeToo Anthem – Silent For Too Long

Lawd Have Merci on Langston Hughes and Viola Davis I recognize that Black history is a constant journey of strength, resilience, and breaking down barriers. As a little girl, I was enthralled with expressing myself creatively. I distinctly remember the emotion I felt, as I read the literary works of poet and social activist Langston Hughes. His poem entitled “Harlem” Read More …

Neena Speer: Making Black History with the Step 1-2-3 Mentor Initiative

Neena Speer Was Born To Be A CEO From an early age my mother always told me, “You’re going to be a CEO!”  I didn’t quite understand until she was invited to be a Pre-Law Diversity Talks™ Speaker at the 2015 National Diversity Pre-Law Conference held in Washington, D.C.   While speaking on “The Importance of Diversity in Leadership Development,” Read More …

Tynee Sims: Making Black History with a “Black-ass spirit” as host of Tynee Talks

Hey Ya’ll! I’m Tynee from TyneeTalks Blog and Podcast Exactly How Does One Make Black History? When I was approached to write how I am making Black History in 2018, initially, I was extremely excited, and then fear creeped in. I questioned myself. Was I really worthy of such a task? I had to sit back and think about what Read More …

Najya Williams: Afro-Caribbean Harvard Student Making Black History Loudly and Without Pause

Najya Williams: “Black History is made everywhere, everyday”… Black History has often been reduced to the works of Harriet’s Tubman, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, as well as other notable figures. While their works are among the most significant, society has reduced the diversity of our history to a handful of people who were able to grab Read More …

I AM African-American (and so are you)

I AM African-American (and so are you) YOU = Black people living in America. Assimilation the process of adapting or adjusting to the culture of a group or nation, or the state of being so adapted: assimilation of immigrants into American life. Sociology. the merging of cultural traits from previously distinct cultural groups, not involving biological amalgamation. I turn my Read More …

Ask Dangerous Lee: Do you think Black History Month is necessary?

Q: Do you think Black History Month is necessary? Eric S. Chicago, IL A: Of course it is. I am always baffled by this question and by those, especially Black people, that think we have come far enough to ignore our history. Yes, Black history is American history, but so much of our history is not included in American history Read More …

Black History Month Spotlight: Jarid Manos

Name and Title: Jarid Manos – Green Leader, Social Transformation Activist, Thought Leader, Author, Environmentalist What do you do and why? Founder and CEO of Great Plains Restoration Council (GPRC). Based in Houston, Texas, the organization works to restore and protect the nation’s shattered prairies and plains through developing youth and young adult leaders in Ecological Health. What mark have Read More …

Black History Month Spotlight: Melva F. Miller

Name and Title:  Melvia F. Miller (Consultant/Educator) What do you do and why? I have been an educator and instructional designer for many years. I publish books, DVDs, and other materials with the goal of helping to empower and emlighten others. I also created a board game, titled ECO-OPOLY. We promote our online TRUE HISTORY MUSEUM for the purpose of Read More …

Black History Month Spotlight: Carolyn Mattocks

Name and Title:  Carolyn Mattocks, CEO/Founder What do you do and why? I created the “I Can Do Anything” Organization, Inc. in order to give youth an early start. It is important for youth to start early on their path to success. I also want to show youth the importance of history by demonstrating examples of success through historical achievements. Read More …

Black History Month Spotlight: Vangie Williams – Author of The Broken Life Journals

Name and Title:  Vangie Williams author of The Broken Life Journals What do you do and why? I am a genealogist, historian, and author. I love all elements of my life but none more than history, especially the history behind the history, the families who lived and died for the history. It is my mission to tell the history through Read More …