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Black Mystery Month Poem As Heard On Air [VIDEO]

As we come to the end of Black History Month, my intern MeMe addresses her peers in an original rap: Why is Black history such a mystery??

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National Conventions of Colored Citizens — Black History Minute

The National Convention of Colored Citizens, one of the most significant conventions in abolition movements, began on August 15, 1843, in Buffalo. The Convention lasted four days, and its participants discussed their efforts to claim the rights of other American citizens. Perhaps the most notable of speeches was by Rev. Henry Highland Garnet, who radically encouraged slaves to strive for total emancipation.

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Emmett Till’s Family Open Letter To Lil Wayne

It's been about a week since Lil Wayne jumped on Future's track "Karate Chop" and made an (Unauthorized) part 2. But after all the public backlash about Weezy's disrespectful reference to Emmett Till, the boy's family has issued an Open Letter to Dwyane Carter. Check out the tongue lashing inside.

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National Liberty Party — Black History Minute

The National Liberty Party was a minor political party founded in 1840, consisting of abolitionists who broke away from the American Anti-Slavery Society. They believed that the Constitution was an anti-slavery document and used the document to support their efforts. The National Liberty Party’s first national convention took place in Arcade, N.Y., on April 1, 1840.

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WBLK “Black Contago” Weekend 2/22/13 – 2/24/13

This weekend it’s a 93.7 WBLK ‘Black Contago’ weekend, all weekend long WBLK will continue or another way of putting it, "CONTAGO" with the glorious past of African American People during and after Black History Month.

Keep it lock

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Black History Month Know Thyself Essay Contest — Here’s the Topic + How to Enter

This year will mark the fourth year that WBLK has presented our community with a thought-provoking and rewarding Black History Month Essay contest.

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Joseph Hodge — Black History Minute

Joseph Hodge was the first non-Native American settler in the Buffalo area. After escaping slavery in the mid 1700s, Hodge married into the Seneca tribe. He and his wife operated a fur trading post, and he often worked as an interpreter.

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Jermaine Dupri Reveals His Favorite Moment in Black History

February is Black History Month and entertainers are celebrating the occasion with some of their fondest memories.

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Booker T. Washington — Black History Minute

Booker T. Washington was a popular spokesman and leader of the African American community. Washington was born in 1956 in Hale’s Ford, Va., and belonged to the last generation of African Americans to be born into slavery. He was extremely influential to both black and white parties, and his followers called him the “Tuskegee Machine.” His other accomplishments include writing 14 novels, including his autobiography Up From Slavery, and co-founding West Virginia State University. He died in 1915 at the age of 58.

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The Underground Railroad in Buffalo — A Photo Tour [PICTURES]

As recent films Lincoln and Django Unchained remind us, America was no playground when the Fugitive Slave Act was law. African Americans were forcibly stripped of their very humanity; they were worth less than nothing and treated as just another piece of the furniture set.

Oddly enough, this horrendous period was the cause of one of Buffalo's greatest triumphs.

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From Farm to Factory — Black History Minute

In the late 19th century, many African Americans moved up North to create better lives.  Industrial cities such as Buffalo offered a great number of opportunities.  Here, they found better jobs and better lives for themselves and their families.

Especially during and after World War I, Buffalo presented the African American community with better prospects than the South had.

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IS “BEAT THE “P*****” UP” OK?

Hasn't this Hip-Hop thing gone too far yet?  What was initially meant to be a Socially Conscious and often times Fun, Happy, and Energetic means of delivering a message through the ART OF RAPPING, has become a  BREEDING GROUND FOR THE MOST IGNORANT VERBAL COMMUNICATION TO DATE!!!!

The Ignorance associated more and more with what Hip-Hop & "The Rap Game" has become, is epitomized by (in my opinion) "THE RING LEADER OF MUSICAL IGNORANCE"...L

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