Tag: Black History Month

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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THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month—A true Supreme Court story

THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month—A true Supreme Court story

| February 26, 2015

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Floyd Hill was a young boy who grew up in rural North Carolina. He dreamed that one day he would own a very large farm. Hill was born in 1907. He disregarded the extreme racism that existed in the South, and he refused to […]

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Gay Marriage in Alabama

Gay Marriage in Alabama

| February 25, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s entirely appropriate that the bigoted antics of Alabama’s conservative, publicity-hound Chief Justice Roy S. Moore in unsuccessfully trying to block the right of same-sex couples to marry there erupted in February–Black History Month. For his actions that briefly led some of the state’s 68 probate judges to not […]

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Poverty doesn’t have to be a state of mind

Poverty doesn’t have to be a state of mind

| February 19, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The racial differential in the poverty rate is staggering. Last time I checked, about 12 percent people in the U.S., one in eight people are poor. Depending on race and ethnicity, however, poverty is differently experienced. Fewer than one in 10 whites are poor; more than one in four African […]

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Colorism: A conversation for our community

Colorism: A conversation for our community

| February 6, 2015

By Denise Jordan I am really looking forward to the community forum, Colorism: A Conversation for Our Community, scheduled to take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 9 on the campus of Indiana Tech. The idea for this forum was sparked by Oprah Winfrey’s two documentaries, “Dark Girls” and “Light-Skinned Girls. After watching […]

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The importance of personal history

The importance of personal history

| February 6, 2015

Editor’s note: While history often is thought of in terms of grand deeds and events and larger-than-life famous figures, truth is, history is a participatory endeavor. Everyone contributes to the quilt of history in some way and, at the end of the day, it is often the the collective action of individuals who move the […]

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A Black History Month salute to abolitionist the Rev. J.W. Hackley (1807-1856)

A Black History Month salute to abolitionist the Rev. J.W. Hackley (1807-1856)

| February 5, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley—The Rev. John William Hackley was my great, great, great grandfather who was born in Culpeper, Va., in 1807. He was a barber, carpenter and Baptist preacher.
His parents were Francis (mulatto) and British American Lieutenant John Hackley.

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