Sure, we get the shortest month of the year to celebrate Black History, but this year, in light of the Black Lives Matters movement, it seems that quite a few celebrities are getting it in!
[READ: Killer Mike, Usher, Jermaine Dupri & More Kick off Black History Monty by ‘Banking Black’!]
Now Beyonce has taken one of the nation’s largest platforms, THE SUPER BOWL, to honor Black Power by paying homage to the Black Panther Party!
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Iyanla Vanzant premiered her new golden hair color as she was one of the many beautiful people in attendance for the 2016 NAACP Image Awards last night (February 5, 2016).
[READ: ‘Fashion Queen’ Derek J Reviews NAACP #ImageAwards Red Carpet (PHOTOS)]
In light of Stacy Dash’s outragous comments about how Black History Month and Black awards shows a form of segregation, many have presented opposing views in response.
[READ: Gabrielle Union: ‘Who Is Stacy Dash?’ + Dash Demands Apology From Naysayers… ]
Vanzant hit the net last night after attending the Image Awards to eloquently share her own take on the situation. Continue Reading…
Atlanta based rapper/civic leader Killer Mike
jump started Black History Month in Atlanta alongside Usher, Jermaine Dupri & more, by encouraging the support of local, Black owned banks.
Mike hit the net this morning with the following plea:
We are gonna be opening accounts there and we encourage all of u too do the same! U can keep ya big bank account and use this one as a Savings or you can bring the whole operation. What ever u decide make sure at least 1 account is with a black bank turning that dollar in our community!
#ICATL #CuzImBlack #supportblackbusinesses #blackeconomics #blackdollarsmatter #SupportSmallLocalAndBlackBiz #IfYourNotBlackThatsCoolToo #AllMoneyAcceptedAndProtected #BankSmall #BankLocal #BankBlack
Mike’s request was heard by several in Atlanta’s entertainment community and they all joined forces to open accounts at Atlanta’s minority owned Citizens Trust Bank.
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Actress Gabrielle Union threw a ton of shade at Stacy Dash during a recent interview and I loved every minute of it!
Union, the star of BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane,’ was asked at the Sundance Film Festival to respond to Dash’s comments that BET and Black History Month should not exist. Her response was CLASSIC, stating… “Who’s that? Who’s Stacey Dash?”
“Is she like related to Dame Dash? Was she on Roc-A-Fella?” Union joked. “I heard of a crazy lady once, but I don’t know what her name is.”
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Eleven cute kids dress as their favorite inspirational African-American role models in recognition of Black History Month (which by the way, should actually be EVERY month as opposed to the shortest month of the year… but I digress).
Photographer Eunique Gibson Jones shot photos of kids are dressed as inconic Black Americans like Oprah Winfrey, Rosa Parks, Spike Lee, Keri Washington and Muhammad Ali.
Jones says it’s her goal to “empower and excite young people about their history and their future in a creative and yet relatable way” and it appears she definitely hit the mark with her “Because of Them, We Can” campaign.
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It has always been my belief that Black history should be taught 365 days a year just like “White” history, but since we’ve been dedicated the Month of February, we may as well make good use of it.
A letter from a freed former slave to his onetime master has recently gone viral.
The letter was written in response to an August of 1865 letter from Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, who wrote to his former slave Jourdan Anderson, requesting that Jourdon return to work on his farm.
After being emancipated, Jourdon had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family. He responded spectacularly by way of the letter seen below, which was reprinted in the New York Daily Tribune weeks after it’s mailing.
It is quite clear in the letter, that the now free “Slave” felt some kinda way about his former Master’s request. The letter is a MUST read, especially in light of OUR history month so please take a moment to honor Jourdon by reading it in it’s entirety. Continue Reading…