Black History Month

Charlotte E. Ray

Black History Month – February 27, 1872 Charlotte E. Ray was the first Black American female lawyer in the United States. Ray graduated from Howard University School of Law in 1872. She was also the first female admitted to the District of Columbia […]

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Trayvon Martin

Black History Month – February 26, 2012 Seven years ago, a 17 year old African American teenager’s death at the hands of a maniacal racist set off a black revolution that reverberates to this very […]

Black History Month

Malcolm X Assassinated

Black History Month – February 21, 1965 Malcolm X (1925–1965) was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America for its […]

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A Smoking Hot Mess

Jussie Smollett didn’t give Brett Kavanaugh the presumption of innocence, but asks for it. – Fox News This Jussie Smollett situation is just going to be a smoking hot mess. After accusations of racism, homophobia […]

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Battle of Olustee

Black History Month – February 20, 1864 The Battle of Olustee was fought in Baker County, Florida on February 20, 1864, during the American Civil War. It was the only major battle fought in Florida during the war. Union General Truman Seymour had landed […]

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John Singleton

Black History Month – February 19, 1992 On this day in 1992 John Singleton became the first African American and the youngest ever in Academy Award history to be nominated for best director. The movie […]

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Nat King Cole

Black History Month – February 15, 1965 Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American jazz pianist and vocalist. He recorded over one hundred songs that became hits on the pop charts. Cole […]

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Understanding Uncle Tom

Black History Month – February 14, 2019 What is “unctuous sycophancy?” Well lets break it down. unctuous – (of a person) excessively or ingratiatingly flattering; oily. sycophancy – behavior toward someone important in order to […]