Black History Month

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Posted by Charles A. Ray on Feb 28th 2011 5:18PM
I grew up in rural east Texas during the late 1940s through 1962; a time when education for people of color scarcely made mention of the role blacks in the development of the United States. ...
Posted by Dolen Perkins-Valdez on Feb 28th 2011 2:00PM
Each February, when I think of Black History Month, I think of the black artists who have contributed to the making of America through their writing, painting, sculpting, dancing, singing, compos...
Posted by Deborah Santana on Feb 28th 2011 6:28AM
I do not know as much about my family as I would like. My father, Saunders Samuel King, was born in Staple, Louisiana, seventeen miles south of Shreveport, on March 13, 1909. His parents, Jud...
Posted by Deborah Santana on Feb 28th 2011 6:28AM
I do not know as much about my family as I would like. My father, Saunders Samuel King, was born in Staple, Louisiana, seventeen miles south of Shreveport, on March 13, 1909. His parents, Jud...
Posted by Jewelle Gomez on Feb 26th 2011 6:18PM
Gracias Archelina Sportsman Morandus, my great-grandmother, was the reason I wrote a vampire novel. Born in 1883 to an Ioway Indian horse trainer and an African-American New Englander, Gracias, mov...
Posted by Kirsten Imani Kasai on Feb 25th 2011 10:19AM
"Do you even have a black identity?" asked my husband, a black man, and my friend, a white woman, when they heard I was writing an article for BlackVoices.com. It was my question, too. Certainly...
Posted by Alice Randall on Feb 24th 2011 4:18AM
Bedtime stories are complicated for black families. Take Addy. I will never forget page 23 of 'Meet Addy: An American Girl.' Addy is forced, by an overseerer with a whip in his hands, to eat l...
Posted by Michael Boatman on Feb 23rd 2011 1:00PM
I wake up and immediately feel the difference. The air in my bedroom smells like fresh peaches and warm Georgia sunshine-like jerk chicken, etouféé and Chicago blues. Then I reme...
Posted by Aberjhani on Feb 23rd 2011 10:18AM
Among the aspects that fascinate me most about Black America's past is how our ancestors made history happen. Although much of what we call history clearly happened to them in the form of ens...