Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $87,668
Woo hoo!! And now less than $400 to go!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: blackhistory

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America

    02/15/2018 2:07:33 AM PST · by vikingrinn · 86 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/012/2018 | Carvell Wallace
    "Marvel Comics’s Black Panther was originally conceived in 1966 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, two Jewish New Yorkers, as a bid to offer black readers a character to identify with."
  • What Left-Wing Educators Don't Teach During 'Black History Month'

    02/15/2018 6:12:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | February 15, 2018 | Larry Elder
    When will Black History Month be ... history? Apart from the bizarre notion that educators should set aside one month to salute the historical achievements of one race apart from and above the historical achievements of other races, Black History Month appears to omit a lot of black history. About slavery, do our mostly left-wing educators teach that slavery was not unique to America and is as old as humankind? As economist and author Thomas Sowell says: "More whites were brought as slaves to North Africa than blacks brought as slaves to the United States or to the 13 colonies...
  • Black History Month

    02/14/2018 6:20:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | February 14, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Carter G. Woodson, noted scholar, historian and educator, created "Negro History Week" in 1926, which became Black History Month in 1976. Woodson chose February because it coincided with the birthdays of black abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Americans should be proud of the tremendous gains made since emancipation. Black Americans, as a group, have made the greatest gains, over some of the highest hurdles, in a shorter span of time than any other racial group in mankind's history. What's the evidence? If one totaled black income and thought of us as a separate nation with our own gross...
  • Boston police apologize after tweeting a Black History Month tribute to a white man

    02/12/2018 4:04:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/12/18 | J.D. Capelouto
    The Boston Police Department apologized early Monday after tweeting a Black History Month tribute post that honored a white man. The tweet, which was deleted less than an hour after it went up Sunday night, was posted on the department’s official account “in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth.” However, the tweet celebrated the accomplishments of former Boston Celtics coach and president Red Auerbach, who was white. Police officials responded to mounting criticism Monday on Twitter.
  • Black Cowboy Museum Reveals Hidden Heritage in Rosenberg

    02/11/2018 1:39:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KHOU11 ^ | February 7, 2018 | Larry Seward
    Years after the former rodeo roper turned country singer lost his voice, LarryCallies stumbled into his past. Records from plantation days revealed connections between his slave ancestors and a white east Texas minister who had kids with slaves, uncovering hidden history became his passion.Larry Callies owns history with a collection of boots, buckles, stirrups, photos and more on display at the Black Cowboy Museum in Rosenberg. “I just don’t like to lose my heritage,” he said. “I don’t like to lose things that we used to have. I brought a lot of stuff from me just picking stuff up.” Years...
  • What happens when slaves learn to read?

    02/07/2018 6:38:50 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    WND ^ | Bill Federer
    Frederick Douglass was born Frederick “Baily” on a Maryland plantation around Feb. 7, 1817, though no accurate records exist, as he was a slave. He later chose the birth date of February 14 as he remembered his mother calling him her “little valentine.” He never saw his mother in the daylight, as he was separated from her as an infant. He did not know who his father was. Around 12 years old, his master’s sister-in-law, Sophia Auld, was teaching Frederick the alphabet, despite this being against the law. When her husband found out and immediately forbade it, saying that if...
  • The Untold History of Black Banking in America

    02/05/2018 9:19:10 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 27 replies
    Make Change ^ | February 5, 2018 | Michael Taylor
    Professor Mehrsa Baradaran is the author of The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, a history of black-owned and black-oriented banks in the United States. It’s not a happy story. Baradaran’s narrative spans the post-Civil War Reconstruction years to the present day and in it she tracks the government’s basic failure to equip former slaves with trustworthy wealth-building institutions in the 1800s, the disastrous effect poverty and racist economic segregation had on black banks’ ability to serve their community, the cynical use of “black capitalism” rhetoric by mainstream politicians (particularly Richard Nixon) to diffuse demands for...
  • Learning From Black History

    02/01/2018 5:57:59 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 5 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 2/3/02 | Bob Parks
    It’s February and we ring in another Black History Month. So, what have blacks learned from our history? As a black Republican and former congressional candidate from Southern California, I am dismayed to this day as to our lack of representation on Capitol Hill, and the ineffective nature of our local representation. Of the more than five hundred congresspersons and senators in Washington D.C., there is only one black Republican on Capitol Hill. And it is understandable why we find ourselves in this predicament. And forgive me if I jump around. I have issues.
  • Did you know this part of Black History?

    05/11/2017 9:14:11 AM PDT · by Baynative · 15 replies
    David Barton Wallbuilders ^ | May 11, 2017 | David Barton
    Voter Fraud is not something new in America, it's sad that we have forgotten this horrible part of Black History.
  • Chelsea Clinton Literally Could Not Find Words For Donald Trump’s Black History Month Speech

    02/01/2017 7:56:37 PM PST · by simpson96 · 55 replies ^ | 2/1/2017 | KImberley Ricci
    Donald Trump’s Black History Month speech was more about himself and his ongoing beef with the media than the actual occasion, and the Internet ridiculed him for it. Those who paid attention long enough to tally up the word count pointed out that Trump rounded up his thoughts on Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, and Harriet Tubman in a mere 53 words, whereas Omarosa somehow received 51 words of devotion. The full transcript is really … something, especially the part where Trump called Douglass “someone who has done a terrific job that is being recognized by more...
  • Smithsonian on Why Clarence Thomas is Not in New African American Museum: We Cannot Tell Every Story

    10/18/2016 9:20:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 10/18/2016 | Penny Starr
    ( – The new Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s tagline is “powerful moments in African American history, culture, and community.” However, the museum – with a $540 million price tag funded 50 percent by U.S. taxpayers and with a collection of more than 36,000 artifacts and 100,000 people represented – doesn’t include many prominent blacks, including Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Edward Brooke, a Republican who became the first African American to be elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote in 1966. After touring the new museum and exploring the website, which contains...
  • New Smithsonian hails accuser Anita Hill, barely mentions Clarence Thomas (or Thurgood Marshall)

    10/03/2016 5:43:26 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 16 replies
    Circa ^ | 10/03/2016 | Raffi Williams
    The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture treats conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas like a mere footnote while heralding the woman who accused him of sexual harassment, Anita Hill. Twenty-five years ago, Thomas became the second black Supreme Court Justice when he succeeded Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice. Neither man's accomplishments as jurists on the high court get as much attention as Hill, though Marshall's work on a landmark case as a lawyer is recognized.
  • Michelle Obama tells graduating students she wakes up in a ‘house built by slaves’

    06/03/2016 4:20:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 128 replies
    BPR bizpacreview ^ | 6/03/16 | Carmine Sabia
    Many Americans are counting the days until President Obama and his wife Michelle leave the White House, and the first lady may be among them. Delivering the commencement speech for the City College in New York on Friday, she turned the graduation speech into a racial rallying cry. She even managed to take shots at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump along the way. Michelle told the graduates that they ought to beware of people who want to “build up walls to keep people out” and that the “story” of America is the story of immigrants. “It’s the story that...
  • Lynchburg citizens ask school board to fire teacher for interrupting Black History event(Gospel)

    03/02/2016 5:20:36 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 31 replies
    A Gospel concert was interrupted by a teacher who felt it was offensive. The teacher may be fired.
  • New audiobook release: The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution, by William Cooper Nell

    02/20/2016 9:06:48 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    Librivox ^ | February 18th, 2016
    One thing progressives are very, very good at is omitting facts that they find to be too difficult to deal with. So it goes for all of the black heroes who fought alongside our Founding Fathers during the American Revolution. The progressives continual racial narrative is what it is. I first learned of this book through Founders Fridays, because of the work of David Barton. After I read about 5 or 10 pages, I knew it needed to be made into an audiobook so that more people could consume it. Progressives have controlled the universities, have controlled history; for over...
  • Poverty Pimps and White Guilt: Dividing "American" and "Black" History

    02/16/2016 6:27:01 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 3 replies
    Right Side News ^ | February 16, 2016 | Craig Johnnson
    Craig Johnson | Virginia Free CitizenLast Monday, my good friend, Don Blake, asked me to participate in a local television interview with him about a racial video, entitled “Structural Discrimination,” which upset his granddaughter and other students at Glen Allen High School. Having handled hot topics in talk radio for years, I was happy to oblige, and you can view it here: NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side After providing additional commentary on Fox News, (see clip, the story gained national attention, and the video is now a worldwide viral sensation, which has been discussed...
  • Remembering Selma, But Ignoring Black Violence

    03/09/2015 9:18:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/09/15 | Alan Caruba
    Black resentment, black hostility, black racial consciousness that permeates every part of black media, black churches, black families, and black schooling The pat answer for black complaints about events these days is “white racism.” One rarely, if ever, reads or hears anything about black racism, but if you ask, many blacks will acknowledge it. As the 50th anniversary of the Selma, Alabama confrontation was recalled, there was little mention of a multitude of black violence events that continue to either go unreported or reported to reflect “white racism” even when it is not a factor. In 2013, Colin Flaherty published...
  • It’s Time to Scrap Black History Month

    02/28/2015 4:57:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | February 28, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    As we draw near the end of Black History Month one thing is for certain, it's done more to suppress American History than tell her story. According to the origins of Black History Month begins in 1915 when Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the then Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), which is an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements of blacks and other peoples of African descent. In 1926, the group sponsored a national Negro History week, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the...
  • Black History Biden: Veep calls for "emancipation" of people's wealth

    02/25/2015 5:03:36 PM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 25, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Vice President Joe Biden used a Black History Month event at his official residence Monday night to decry the rich, both white and black, for stunting economic growth and suggested that “emancipation” is in order.
  • The Real Crimes By Obama: Against Blacks

    02/25/2015 2:09:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | February 25, 2015 | John Ransom
    Three years later and even the Obama administration has to admit that George Zimmerman committed no crime when he shot Trayvon Martin. “The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it will not file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman,” reported Reuters, “concluding its investigation three years after the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.” So even the low bar of hate crime status couldn’t be cleared. Let’s make this clear right now: Was Zimmerman wrong? Yes, I think so. I would not have shot and killed Trayvon Martin. I am certain of this. But there...