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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.
The show is brought to you by http://hampscofa.net/
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.
February-"This Month in History" hosted by Dr. Leigh-Davis. Dr. Leigh-Davis tells of historic events, occurring in the present month of February. http://www.DrLeigh-Davis.com or www.DrLeigh-Davis.co.uk or http://www.IMDb.me/DrLeigh-Davis
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.
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
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.
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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Today, the official celebration of Black History Month comes to an end. Tune in tonight as the host of Long Story Short, Dr. William Hardy, reflects on the origin of Black History Month, highlights some of the popular topics/shows, explores current events within the Black experience and discusses what is ahead.
Long Story Short is a weekly show focusing on African American history, current issues in the black community and the future of people of African descent around the world. For the month of February, Dr. Hardy is dedicating the show to Black History Month where he will share some untold, as well as some familiar stories of the history and souls of Black folks. Tune in as Dr. Hardy makes the long, rich stories of the African Diaspora short, sweet and unforgettable.
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