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The shortest month of the year should't limit the expansive contributions of Black people throughout the United States and the Americas. We'll salute the sacrifices, dreams, hopes and opportunities of African Americans from Phyllis Wheatley to Dr. Ralph David Abernathy to Rev. Karla Cooper who represent the best of our race.
Black History IS American History. And today's show pays tribute to why it should matter to ALL people throughout the land.
As Saturday, February 7, 2015, is the first Saturday in Black History Month, we thought that we would devote our discusions on Black History topics of interest that are relevant to and about the Black community. Some topics to be covered:
Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918 by Jeffrey Perry
The Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair, March 26-29, 2015
Tribute to Mr. Harrison on this program, March 28
Topics from my Black History Chronicles
And, of course, invited comments and questions from our audience.
Call-in number: 347-237-4374.
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro
J. A. Rogers: Journalist and Author on History
Mother and boyfriend 'beat her five-year-old daughter named Heaven to death three weeks after child services dropped abuse investigation'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2949250/Mother-boyfriend-beat-five-year-old-daughter-named-Heaven-death-three-weeks-child-services-dropped-abuse-investigation.html#ixzz3RZqfuhin
Wife of neighbor who 'executed' Muslim students insists it was NOT a hate crime - but bereaved family hit back and say it WAS
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2949771/Wife-neighbor-shot-dead-three-Muslim-students-execution-style-UNC-campus-insists-not-hate-crime-attorney-hints-mental-health-issues.html#ixzz3RZqrsRNt
Yes it is Black History Month. I hope this is about the 100th time you have read or heard it this month. That would mean, people are talking about it…and that is the purpose of having a Black History Month. There is a lady that posts the most important tidbits of information regarding Black History on FaceBook I have seen. The site is https://www.facebook.com/groups/SDAAGRG/ Her name is Beverely A. Harper. I wanted to get her on the show but learned she is blind. Check out her posting at Friends of San Diego African-American Genealogy Research Group.
“To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.” Kofi Annan.
Kofi Atta Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the United Nations were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world." Currently, he is the Chairman of The Elders, a group founded by Nelson Mandela. The quote speaks to a mindset that any young man or woman should learn and hear from their parents, their school counselors, and even their church pastor, no matter their color or creed.
It is with this quote we bring you our Black History Show for February of 2015. Kimberly Johnson, a young researcher, will be around to help me out. Stop on by and join in on the fun.
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Tonight we will be discussing the Superbowl, Bruce Jenner & his alleged transition, Black History month, Bobbi Kristina Brown,Sports Illustrated, and more.
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On Friday's show, Derrick will talk about Black History Month in February, plus a mysterious death of a UGA freshman, after having suffering from fevers and other symptoms.
Well, maybe not ALL about Black History Month, but as much as we can cover in one episode.
February is Black History Month, which was established to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans throughout US history.
But there's more to it than that. History is more than just what we read in a book.
Why do we observe Black History Month? What is the Black Experience? By learning and understanding our history - the good and the ugly - can we achieve true equality for all Americans of all colors?
Join us Tuesday night with special guest, East Orange, NJ's Sharonda Allen, a mentor and teacher of African American studies, who will discuss her experiences teaching Black History, why it is important, her lessons, her students, and some important topics including important African American historical figures, the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow, and reparations.
Please listen and call 347-850-8445 for an engaging and educational conversation.
As Black History Month draws to a close today, we shall review some highlights and prepare to go into the Virgin Islands History Month which starts tomorrow, the first of March.
Tune in and be surprised! Better yet, call in and surprise us. The number is 347-237-4374.
From 12:00 pm noon to 1:00 pm Atlantic, 11:00 am Eastern, 10:00 am Central, 9:00 am Mountain, 8:00 am Pacific.
Remeber: Our new schedule is as follows: We are here on the first and fourth Saturdays monthly and on the fifth Saturdays in the months that happen to have five Saturdays.
Once upon a time, there was a man who worked very hard just to keep food on the table for his family. This particular year a few days before Christmas, he punished his little five-year-old daughter after learning that she had used up the family's only roll of expensive gold wrapping paper. As money was tight, he became even more upset when on Christmas Eve he saw that the child had used all of the expensive gold paper to decorate one shoebox she had put under the Christmas tree. He also was concerned about where she had gotten money to buy what was in the shoebox.
Nevertheless, the next morning the little girl, filled with excitement, brought the gift box to her father and said, "This is for you, Daddy!" As he opened the box, the father was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, now regretting how he had punished her. But when he opened the shoebox, he found it was empty and again his anger flared. "Don't you know, young lady," he said harshly, "when you give someone a present, there's supposed to be something inside the package!" The little girl looked up at him with sad tears rolling from her eyes and whispered: "Daddy, it's not empty. I blew kisses into it until it was all full." The father was crushed. He fell on his knees and put his arms around his precious little girl. He begged her to forgive him for his unnecessary anger.
In a very real sense, each of us has been given an invisible golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, family, friends and God. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.
On this wonderful Christmas Day in 2014, let us remember the TRUE meaning of Christmas. Christ. Family. Friends. May you and yours have the best Christmas ever from your friends and family at American White Hostory Month and Prepare To Take America Back!