Category Archives: Black History Month

Fred Hampton

The last activist for the month is Fred Hampton. Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969) was an American activist and revolutionary, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP), and deputy chairman of the … Continue reading

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Denzel Washington

Yeah, we ALL know who he is, what he looks like, etc. If you don’t,  Google him.  This post is dedicated to three of my favorite scenes in Spike Lee’s movie, Malcolm X.  Yes, he was robbed of the Oscar, … Continue reading

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Jesse Owens

The last athlete for Black History Month is Jesse Owens.  It’s really sad to see the man salute the same flag which says he is a second hand citizen.   James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, … Continue reading

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Eldridge Cleaver

Today’s activist is Eldridge Cleaver. See a theme going on??? Take a wild guess as to who I’m showcasing for next Monday?   Leroy Eldridge Cleaver (August 31, 1935 – May 1, 1998) was an American writer and political activist … Continue reading

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The Nicholas Brothers

Today, we get two performers, the highly talented Nicholas Brothers.   The Nicholas Brothers were a team of dancing brothers, Fayard (1914–2006) and Harold (1921–2000), who performed a highly acrobatic technique known as “flash dancing”. With a high level of … Continue reading

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Althea Gibson

Here’s today athlete, Althea Gibson Althea Gibson was the first African-American tennis player to compete at the U.S. National Championships in 1950, and the first black player to compete at Wimbledon in 1951. She also broke racial barriers in professional … Continue reading

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Huey P. Newton

Today’s activist is the man, Huey P. Newton.   Huey P. Newton was born in Monroe, Louisiana, on February 17, 1942, and named after former governor Huey P. Long. In 1966, Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party … Continue reading

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