Black history: A legacy of resistance and assertion

Black History Month 2016 occurs in the midst of a White supremacy, right-wing uprising against the African American community and people of color. This uprising is countrywide and includes the constant violence of the state including police killings of Black people and the poisoning of a Black majority city. It also includes the rise in […]

The father of Black History Month: Dr. Carter G. Woodson

In order to understand the importance of Black History Month, we all need to learn about the founder of what began as Negro History Week and would later evolve to become Black History Month by the great scholar, historian and educator Dr. Carter G. Woodson. The yearly celebration of Black History Month in February is […]

The lynching of Alfred Wright in Texas proves Black History Month is still imperative

The obvious lynching of Alfred Wright, 28, and subsequent cover-up by the local authorities are evidence that Black History Month is necessary as we continue in our efforts to advance social change and transform race relations. The young husband and father of three sons was minding his business when he was kidnapped, murdered and found […]

What W.E.B. Du Bois and Carter G. Woodson Said About Self-Hatred

“If you can control a man’s thinking, you don’t have to worry about his actions. If you can determine what a man thinks, you do not have worry about what he will do. If you can make a man believe that he is inferior, you don’t have to compel him to seek an inferior status, […]