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Are Black History Month-Specific Food Sale Ads + Items Appropriate?

A non-African-American co-worker brought this to my attention because she thought it was inappropriate (ad pictured above). I always wondered if it was just me...but now I know there's at least one other person who shares my sentiments regarding ads that promote STEREOTYPICAL FOOD ITEMS for sale during Black History Month.

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CARTER G. WOODSON + THE ORIGINS OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH [VIDEO]

Carter G. Woodson was born December 19, 1875 in New Canton, Va.

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Jamie Foxx to Host BBVA Compass Concert for Human Rights

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Birmingham Civil Rights movement, where Martin Luther King Jr. --  one of the movement's defining figures -- penned his highly regarded 'Letter from Birmingham Jail.' The BBVA Compass Concert for Human Rights will be held in Birmingham to help commemorate the event, and the star-studded concert will be hosted by Jamie Foxx.

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Free Soil Party — Black History Minute

The Free Soil Party was a very short-lived political party, remaining active from 1848 until fully absorbing into the Republican Party in 1854. The FSP was formed in Buffalo at Lafayette Square (known then as Court House Park). Although short-lived, the party was groundbreaking for mainly consisting of anti-slavery members. After fusing with the Republican Party, anti-slavery Democrats also switched parties to help the cause. Martin Van Buren was the only politician of the Free Soil Party to be nominated for president, albeit unsuccessfully.

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Rosa Parks Makes History Again!

As we conclude Black History Month and gear up for Women's History Month, Rosa Parks makes history again! This time on Capitol Hill. Witness the momentous unveiling inside.

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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...

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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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