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School bans students from writing about Malcolm X

Parents of students attending a New York school are outraged after finding out their children were banned from writing about iconic civil rights leader Malcolm X.  The assignment, given to fourth graders attending Public School 201 in Flushing, did not permit students to write about X because he was “violent” and “bad.” 

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School that held offensive Black History Month lunch holds diversity assembly

Earlier we reported that a Bay Area private school had chosen to celebrate Black History Month by offering fried chicken, cornbread, and watermelon on the school’s lunch menu. After offending many parents and making news, the school has apologized, and held an assembly to discuss the matter.

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Events

Chicago event seeks to ‘reclaim Afrikan heritage in America’

A Chicago-based organization is seeking the “reclaim Afrikan Heritage in America” with their upcoming event. The BRIJ (Bridging Relationships in Justice) Fund, along with The Inner City Studies Majors Club & The Black Mall, will hold their first bi-monthly mixer series on Saturday Feb. 22 from 10-4pm. 

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School celebrates Black History Month with menu of fried chicken, watermelon and cornbread

Administrators at Corondelet High School for Girls in Concord, Calif. are in hot water after a controversial menu in celebration of Black History Month went public. Students at the high school wanted to create a way to celebrate Black History Month during lunchtime. But when the school announced what was on the menu, students and […]

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Video: For the first time in history, GOP national committee launches Black History Month ad campaign

In honor of Black History Month, the Republican National Committee announced a series of paid advertisements placed in urban markets. The ads, entrusted to black media outlets for distribution, are the first of its kind that recognizes the accomplishments of African-American Republicans by the committee. 

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Video: SNL skit ’28 Reasons’ tackles Black History Month, slavery

Saturday marked the start of Black History Month and while many of us are used to acknowledging African Americans and the civil rights movement from a serious tone, the cast of Saturday Night Live decided to insert a bit of humor into the month. In their skit, “28 Reasons: To hug a black guy,” cast members Keenan […]

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#BHM28: 28 days of Black history

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This month is about us — that is Black youth in the diaspora. Today, everyday, and particularly each day of this 28-day month, the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) will fill your social feed with spotlights on people who have contributed to our proud history. Today’s spotlight is on Pauli Murray, the first African American woman […]

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Happy Birthday Langston Hughes!

Among the finest poets of the 20th century, Langston Hughes words continue to capture the hearts and minds of people across the world. Check out one of his most famous works, “I, Too.” Do you have a favorite Hughes poem?

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Black History Spotlight: Nikki Giovanni’s “Ego-Trippin’”

Nikki Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, writer, educator and activist. Her finest moment might be “Ego-Trippin’,” a funny and empowering ode to blackness that read and flows like a funkier “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” Check it out at BlackYouthProject.com / @BlackYouthProj

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Do We Put Black Leaders on Too High of a Pedestal?

As it is Black History month, we are reminded of all of the great leaders our race boasts about: MLK, Malcolm X, WEB Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Barrack Obama, Ida B. Wells, and the list goes on. I can remember as a young student learning about these great figures and […]

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