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Today in Black History — A Salute to Bernard Harris [VIDEO]

On this day in 1995, Bernard Harris became the first black astronaut to take a spacewalk and dedicated it to the achievement of all African Americans.

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Brigham Young University Students Don’t Know Black History [THE BIG DUMMY FILES]


The latest entry into the BIG DUMMY FILES are the students in this video from Brigham Young University and how much they don't know about Black History.

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Should Black History Month Consist Of Modern Or Ancient Black History?

 

Black History Month the month which we bear witness to the progress, richness and achievement of African Americans in history. This month we pay tribute to those who have paved the way for generations to come. Have you ever considered why a history of a people that started mankind is only celebrated nationally during the shortest month of the year? Why couldn’t be celebrated in June during the Summer Solstice, loaded with a number of various summer outdoor activities. The month of February is during the dead season of winter!!! Just something to think about…

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Today’s Black History Month Spotlight! Arthur Ashe Tribute [VIDEO]

On this day in Black History we remember a man who broke down many color barriers and became the first African-American person named to the American Davis Cup.

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Buffalo Women Brings Black History To Life Through Story Telling

Do you love a good Story? Do stories from the past fascinate you? Now you’ll have a chance to experience the stories from the past come to life! Celebrate Black History Month with local storyteller Sharon Jordan Holley on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.  Admission is free for museum members, $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students with ID, $2.50 for children and free for kids under seven.

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Q- Tip Gets Swabbed To Find Out His African Roots [VIDEO]

As we kick off Black History Month I ran into this on YouTube and thought it was dope. One of my favorite MC's of all time, Q-Tip from A tribe Called Quest, is on a quest for knowledge of self.

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A Black History Month Welcome From Black Pearls For Parents [AUDIO]

If you missed this morning’s Black Pearls for Parents, check it out right here and hopefully it is something that you can think about as we get Black History Month underway.

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Soledad O’Brien Coming to Buffalo

If I told you that Lil Wayne and the entire YMCMB crew was coming to Buffalo, it would be broadcasted all over Facebook and Twitter. I’m sure you would already have your ticket and outfit to go with it. Well, guess who is coming to town February 16? Not YMCMB, but CNN’s Soledad O'Brien -- now run and tell that!

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Red Tails: Courage Has No Color

Red Tails is the first all-African American action film ever. It depicts an adventure of  the Tuskegee Airmen and their struggle as fighter pilots during WW II in 1944. These airmen made history as the first all black aerial combat unit to fight in the war.

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Do You Know Your History, Who You Are And Where You Came From? [VIDEO][EXPLICIT]

After getting home from the radio station – on yesterday’s Know Thyself Community Wednesday, I found myself being presented with a Youtube video (with lyrics) from Rass Kass. The 7 minute video entitled ‘Nature of The Threat’.

In the following song, Rass Kass drops some knowledge, that every man and woman should possess. It’s essential that we as people know who we are, and where we come from. Know Thyself!

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Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority-Know Thyself Book Club [VIDEO]

 
 

 

 

Advertising visionary and author of Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority says that "black people are survivors of the Middle Passage and centuries of humiliation and deprivation, that have excelled against the odds, constantly making a way out of "No way!" At this pivotal point in history, the idea of black inferiority should have had a "Going-Out-of-Business Sale." After all Barack Obama has reached America's Promised Land.

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Should We Practice The Principles of Kwanzaa Year-Round? [KNOW THYSELF COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY]

Kwanzaa was created in 1966 as the first specifically African American holiday by Maulana Karenga. It gives African Americans an alternative holiday and opportunity to celebrate ourselves and history, rather than simply imitating the practice of the dominant society.

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