Month: February 2014

Black History Month Has Come To An End In 2014

Black History Month In 2014 Has Come To An End

We’ve come to the end of Black History Month for 2014, but we haven’t come the end of learning about Black History, World History, American History, Bible History, etc. So here’s the posting schedule for the remaining of 2014 up until February of 2015. Beginning March 4, 2014, we will be posting each Tuesday on …

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Guion Bluford - Black History Month

Guion Bluford – Black History Month

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 22, 1942. Guion Bluford became the first African American to travel in space. He later participated in three other missions. Quotes I felt an awesome responsibility, and I took the responsibility very seriously, of being a role model and opening another door to black Americans, but the important thing …

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Will.i.am - Black History Month

Will.i.am – Black History Month

Will.i.am is a hit-making master as a solo artist and as a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning group the Black Eyed Peas. The multi-talented singer has also excelled as a songwriter and producer. Outside of the music biz, Will.i.am dabbles in fashion, acting, technology, business and social activism. Quotes I’m just a guy who …

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Babyface - Black History Month

Babyface – Black History Month

Born on April 10, 1959, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds played with the band The Deele before forming a songwriting/production team with L.A. Reid. The two formed their own label, launching artists like Toni Braxton and TLC, and scoring multitudes of hits. Having helmed the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack among other projects, Babyface is …

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Gwendolyn Bennett - Black History Month

Gwendolyn Bennett – Black History Month

Born on July 8, 1902, in Giddings, Texas, Gwendolyn Bennett found success as a poet, fiction writer and journalist during the Harlem Renaissance with publications like The Crisis, New Negro and Opportunity. A visual artist as well, she later headed educational programs for the local African-American community. Having also worked in antiques with her second …

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Ralph D. Abernathy - Black History Month

Ralph Abernathy – Black History Month

Ralph Abernathy was a Baptist minister who, with Martin Luther King Jr., organized the historical Montgomery bus boycotts. He co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and was a major civil rights figure, serving as close adviser to King and later assuming SCLC presidency. Quote “There will be no quiet or peace in this land until …

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Hank Aaron - Black History Month

Hank Aaron – Black History Month

Born into humble circumstances on February 5, 1934, in Mobile, Alabama, Hank Aaron ascended the ranks of the Negro Leagues to become a Major League Baseball icon. Aaron played as an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves for nearly 23 years, during which time he broke many of baseball’s most distinguished records, including most career home …

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Maya Angelou Part 2

Maya Angelou Part2 – Black History Month

In the future Successes Maya Angelou has written a number of autobiographies all through her career, including All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes (1986) and A Song Flung Up to Heaven (2002), but 1969's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is still considered to be her most popular autobiographical work. She has furthermore published …

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Maya Angelou Part1 - Black History Month

Maya Angelou Part1 – Black History Month

Maya Angelou is famous for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which made literary history as the first nonfiction best-seller by an African-American woman. In 1971, Angelou published the Pulitzer Prize-nominated poetry collection Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I Die. She later on wrote the poem “On …

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Benjamin Banneker - Black History Month

Benjamin Banneker – Black History Month

Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731, in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland. An absolutely free black who owned a farm near Baltimore. Banneker was mainly self-educated in astronomy by watching the stars and in mathematics by reading borrowed textbooks. Quote The colour of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind …

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