Tag: black history
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) celebrated their 100th Anniversary recently with a series of celebratory gatherings through out the country. The celebrations, complete with birthday cakes, were held on the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. The centennial celebration was particularly special as it came weeks after the nation’s first Black President [...]
John Hope Franklin, a prolific and well-respected chronicler of America’s racial history, died on March 25, 2009, at 94. Below is his bio from The John Hope Franklin Collection at Duke University. The Collection is a repository for African and African-American studies documentation and an educational outreach division of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special [...]
The Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem announces “An Evening of Hip Hop History“. Recognized for its Hip Hop centric education programs, large flyer collection, and record-breaking Rapathon, the integrated complex is celebrating the History of Hip Hop and Black America. Set to take place on Friday, February 20th at The Hip Hop Culture Center, [...]
Black History Month in the Obama Era Hoosier Daddy: President Obama to Indiana on Monday Obamas depart on first Camp David visit Cartoonists face challenges with Obama Arresting image: Obama poster artist on graffiti charge Obama plans restructuring of National Security Council Obama Official: Sebelius On Short List for HHS Obama adviser says private capital [...]
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has a full list of events to commemorate Black history month. For more details check out the website. Many of the events are free or have a minimal cost. Below is only a partial listing of events. AAJC/HBCU Student All-star Big Band Sunday, February 1, 2009, 3:00 [...]
Evidence Dance Company ******** BET and BET J will commemorate Black History Month with a lineup of gospel specials, blackÂ film and original programming highlighting the Â accomplishments of African Americans who have paved the way in music, film,Â and entertainment.
Where to Watch Obamaâ€™s Inauguration on Jan. 20th Legoland swears in mini-Barack Obama in mock inauguration Obama train rolls into D.C.; now the pomp, pageantry, parties begin Obama Amazing Spider-Man Issue Fist-Bumps Media, Heads To Third Printing Obama aide: Military advisers to meet on first day New books about Obama Obama Souvenir Sales Turn President-Elect [...]
A major figure in todayâ€™s music scene, composer and trombonist Craig Harris has created a new music theater work that interprets James Weldon Johnsonâ€™s 1927 collection of sermons by traveling African-American preachers. Directed by the acclaimed actor, director and educator Avery Brooks and shown as part of Harlem Stageâ€™s WaterWorks series, Godâ€™s Trombones features four [...]
Barack Obama elected President of the United States of America. History — American, Black, African We were there. Working on great stories. Stay tuned. We were in the streets celebrating with everyone else at 2:00 am.