Tag: Black History Month

Baldwin documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ receives Oscar nod

Baldwin documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ receives Oscar nod

| October 5, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) On Feb. 1, the first day of Black History Month, the National Museum of African American History and Culture premiered the Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” which features commentary by James Baldwin. The film is a tribute to the staggering contribution of one of America’s greatest […]

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Blacks will account for nearly 18 percent of U.S. population by 2060

Blacks will account for nearly 18 percent of U.S. population by 2060

| February 13, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Each year, the Census Bureau recognizes Black History Month by releasing up-to-date statistics that reveal the total black population, the number of black-owned businesses and even how many African-American military members are serving the country. Currently, the black population stands at 46.3 million, up about 1.3 percent from […]

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Artist view of history displays heart, soul of history

Artist view of history displays heart, soul of history

| February 8, 2017

As we have noted elsewhere in this edition, we are urging you this Black History Month to look at often overlooked sources regarding your examination and acknowledgement of the contributions made by people of African descent both here and across the world. In one commentary, we have include a very short list of writers you […]

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Honoring local history: Willie McVea pioneering entrepreneur, activist

Honoring local history: Willie McVea pioneering entrepreneur, activist

| February 8, 2017

“‘Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this Man get all these things?’ So they were offended at Him. “But Yahshua (Jesus) said to them, ‘A prophet is not without […]

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Black History Month: A time with a purpose

Black History Month: A time with a purpose

| February 8, 2017

Once again, it’s Black History Month. And, once again, the debates start about whether there should be such a celebration. The arguments come from a number of directions. Some claim that to celebrate a separate Black History Month and not a “White History Month,” is tantamount to discrimination and racism. (The same people don’t complain […]

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Meet Michael Johnson: Art a medium for preserving history and self

Meet Michael Johnson: Art a medium for preserving history and self

| February 7, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Art has always played an important role in telling the story of any people. While those who write the history books focus on the facts of who, what, when and sometimes why, that raw data rarely captures the spirit of a time. That is not so. The artist instills his or her work with […]

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Union Baptist Church 23rd Annual Black History Knowledge Bowl demonstrates ‘The Power of Faith’—Habakkuk 3:17-19

Union Baptist Church 23rd Annual Black History Knowledge Bowl demonstrates ‘The Power of Faith’—Habakkuk 3:17-19

| March 8, 2016

By William Bryant Rozier FORT WAYNE—The excitement of another successful Union Baptist Church (UBC) Black History Knowledge Bowl was experienced on Saturday, Feb. 27. Five teams competed in four rounds of questions with varying point values.  High energy and diverse questions gave the teams a chance to answer and learn from 10 different categories, some […]

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New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) creates new portal research resources

New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) creates new portal research resources

| February 13, 2016

BOSTON—To commemorate Black History Month in February, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has assembled a wealth of information in a single portal on its data rich website, offering important resources to the researcher of African American ancestry.  The portal, located at AmericanAncestors.org/AfricanAmerican, features a NEHGS webinar and study guide about African American genealogy, and […]

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Women In NAACP to sponsor Black History Month Brunch

Women In NAACP to sponsor Black History Month Brunch

| January 18, 2016

By Delois McKinnley-Eldridge, WIN Chairperson Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Women in NAACP (WIN) auxiliary of the Fort Wayne Branch of the NAACP is inviting the community—especially civil rights advocates and supporters—to attend the WIN Black History Month Brunch at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave., at 11 a.m., Feb. 27. Doors open at […]

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PBS39 to present ‘The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

PBS39 to present ‘The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

| August 18, 2015

Special marathon Sunday, Aug. 23 part of pledge drive FORT WAYNE—PBS39, northeast Indiana’s public television station, has announced it will air the award-winning miniseries, The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in its entirety Sunday, Aug. 23 beginning at 1 p.m. on channel 39.1 as part of a August pledge […]

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