Tag: Black History Month

White Folks Are Mad At Black-Owned Business Fair In North Las Vegas For Black History Month

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Education Images / Getty The city of North Las Vegas, Nevada, is celebrating Black History Month by hosting its first Black-owned business fair, and, unsurprisingly, a lot of white people are mad about it. “We are the largest minority-majority city in the state, and every year we want to do something […]

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NC School Doors ‘Decorated’ With ‘Colored’ And ‘White’ Entrances For Black History Month

NewsOne Featured Video Source: screenshot A North Carolina high school has been reprimanded by its school district for having a pair of doors inside the building “decorated” as being “colored” and “white” entrances last week in a Black History Month commemoration gone wrong. A photo of the doors at Charlotte West High School shows a […]

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Rachel Dolezal Fired During Black History Month Over OnlyFans

NewsOne Featured Video Activist Rachel Dolezal leaves the “Today Show” taping at the NBC Rockefeller Center Studios on March 27, 2017, in New York City. | Source: Ray Tamarra / Getty Rachel Dolezal—the ex-NAACP leader who, in 2015, became the poster child for cultural appropriation taken to an absurd extreme—has just lost her job at […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Read MLK’s Love Letter To Coretta Scott King

NewsOne Featured Video UPDATED: 12:30 p.m. ET, Feb. 14, 2024 We all know Martin Luther King Jr. was quite the speaker but, apparently, he was also something of a poet. On this Valentine’s Day, after recently having seen Coretta Scott King‘s name used in vain, join NewsOne in taking a look back in time at […]

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R&B Is Back Under The Mainstream Light, Right Where It Belongs

Twenty years ago, Usher’s fourth album Confessions assumed the crown of 2004’s best-selling album in the US thanks to nearly 8 million copies sold nationwide. It sold more than double the release that came in second place, Norah Jones’ Feels Like Home. In addition to the immense commercial acclaim it received in 2004, Confessions remained […]

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‘Lift Every Voice And Sing’: The True Story Of The Black National Anthem

NewsOne Featured Video From left to right: D.C. Del. Walter Fauntroy, singer Melba Moore, Dr. Roland Scott of the National Association for Sickle Cell Disease and Dr. Dorothy Height of the National Council of Negro Woman celebrate the 90th anniversary of the song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” in 1990. | Source: Bettmann / Getty […]

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The Creative Ways Black People Have Historically Used Mapping To Document Their Stories

NewsOne Featured Video Image depicts an African American man, a map of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the border of Pennsylvania, and a ‘Directions’ key. The text at the bottom reads: “I’se da innocent cause ob all dis war trubble.” | Source: The New York Historical Society / Getty When historian Carter Woodson created “Negro History […]

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First Things First: A Timeline Of Black Music History Milestones

When it comes to diversity and inclusion in our everyday lives, we’re reminded both of how far we have come and how far we still have to go. While there have been immeasurable societal strides, particularly within the last few years, the work won’t end until all races, ethnicities, and genders feel seen, accepted, and […]

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The Story Behind Black History Month, And Why It’s The Shortest Month Of The Year

A full length portrait of Alan K Campbell, director, left, and Dr J Rupert Picott, executive director of the US Office of Personnel Management Headquarters, standing next to a Black History Month exhibit and holding a copy of President Carter’s statement, Washington, DC, 1976.Photo: Afro American Newspapers/Gado (Getty Images) The United States has been officially […]

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The Home of Carter G. Woodson, the Man Behind Black History Month

The origins of Black History Month can be traced back nearly a hundred years to an unassuming, three-story brick rowhouse in Washington. In 1922, Carter G. Woodson, known as “the father of Black history,” bought the home at 1538 Ninth Street for $8,000. The home served as the headquarters for the Association for the Study […]

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The Black Leader: Exploring The Complexities Of Black Leadership In America

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Universal History Archive / Getty Throughout America’s complicated history, the concept of Black leadership and its glorious burden is often difficult to understand. From the rebellious tales of slaves fighting the Antebellum thumb for freedom to the powerful players from the Civil Rights movement, Black leaders have stood on the front […]

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A Timeline Of Giving: Black Philanthropists’ Long History Of Donations In Education

NewsOne Featured Video UPDATED: 9:30 a.m. ET, Nov. 28, 2023 Originally published Feb. 4, 2020 Considering all the barriers that have been put into place over time to prevent Black people from attaining an education, it was no wonder why such a philanthropic effort has been made to donate money to assist with schooling. Statistics […]

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