# Black history month
Africans Celebrate 60th Anniversary On Africa Day
On May 25th, the African continent will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and its successor, the African Union. It was on this date in 1963, that 32 Heads of independent African States met in Addis Ababa Ethiopia along with leaders from African liberation movements to craft a way forward for Africa’s complete independence from imperialism, colonialism and apartheid. The outcome of the meeting was the creation of Africa’s first post-independence continental institution, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The OAU was formed as a manifestation of the pan-African vision for an Africa that was united, free and in control of its own destiny and this was solemnised in the OAU Charter which was adopted on May 25 #AfricaDay, 1963. The celebration of the 60th anniversary is an opportunity to recognize the role and contribution of the founders of the continental organization and many other Africans on the continent and in the diaspora who have contributed greatly to the political liberation of the continent, and equally, to the socio-economic emancipation of Africa. It is an opportunity to share the information, knowledge and best practices of the past and to encourage each other to take on the vision of the AU, as well as to drive the realization of the “Africa We Want”, under Agenda 2063. It is also an opportune moment for the African Union to reflect on the spirit of pan-Africanism, which connects the past to the present and to the continent’s aspirations for the future.
Black Community Labeled Elvis Presley As A Music Thief: 10 Times The “King of Rock & Roll” Stole From Black Artists
Elvis Presley's name has been making the rounds in light of a new musical drama film titled Elvis, which will be released this summer. The late, famous "King of Rock and Roll" is most remembered for his trademark sound and iconic dance movements. The Black community, on the other hand, regards him as a musical thief who steals from lesser-known Blues singers.
The California reparations panel recently recommended payments of up to $1.2 million to every Black resident.
The California reparations panel recently recommended payments of up to $1.2 million to every Black resident. The recommendation is based on historical discrimination, such as redlining and over-policing, and aims to compensate Black residents for their years in California while facing these injustices. For instance, Black residents affected by redlining could receive up to $148,099 each year they lived in California from the early 1930s to the late 1970s.
Morgan Freeman Finds The Words 'Black History Month' & 'African American' Insulting, 'Black History Is American History'
Five-time Academy Award Winner, actor Morgan Freeman said he objects to the terms "Black History Month" and African American," dubbing the phrases insulting to black Americans. The Guardian reports that Freeman finds the words insulting because "it's impossible to separate black history from American history."
Akron's Councilwoman Tara L Mosley's Candid Conversation About Women's History Month; Women Most Certainly Lead
Akron, OH. - Women's History Month is an annual declared month highlighting women's contributions to events in History and contemporary society; one Councilwoman of Akron, Ohio, has her say.
The Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga County Held a Press Conference at Richmond Heights City Hall; the Image Accepted
Richmond Heights, OH. - Members of the Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga County called on Richmond Heights Public Officials to recognize the First Black Woman Mayor, Meisha Headen. Recently the Commission delivered a photo image and temporary frame to Mayor Kim A. Thomas's special assistant, Rhonda Gibson.
Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh’s Sacramento Teen Chapter celebrates Black History Month
Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA (HSS or HSS USA), which translates to Hindu volunteer organization of USA, is a volunteer-based social, educational, and cultural organization. The organization conducts regular value-based educational programs for all age groups and organizes service activities and community outreach. The intent is to encourage discipline, self-confidence, teamwork, and the spirit of selfless service to enable its mission of a vibrant Hindu American community capable of addressing its challenges and contributing to world welfare.
From West African Prince to American Enslavement and Back: The Tragic Journey of Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori
The title might come as a shock to many people. However, it is true! I’m sure you’ve all heard inspirational stories or tales from your parents or elders regarding people who went from being entirely broke to incredibly wealthy and the opposite!
Moreno Valley "M" Lit Up Green, Red and Black in Honor of Black History Month
Residents of Moreno Valley are familiar with the “M” that towers above the city on the slopes of Box Springs Mountain. The letter lights up to celebrate holidays, in honor of events, and remembrance in the appropriate glowing colors that can be seen from miles and miles away. However, as we moved into March, it seems imperative to remind us all of how beautiful the “M” glowed in honor of Black History Month beginning February 2023.
Announcing the winners of NewsBreak's Black History Month content campaign
For our Black History Month content campaign, NewsBreak asked contributors to submit local-centric stories that highlight Black communities. From videos about their favorite Black-owned establishments to posts spotlighting Black historical tradition in their area, contributors shared dozens of stories commemorating the month. Among those that stood out include the two pieces selected as Editor’s Pick. Several members of NewsBreak's content team chose these selections, basing their vote on the quality of the content, including its local-centric focus and the unique value it adds to NewsBreak, and the stories' adherence to the guidelines outlined in the content campaign's original announcement. The contributors behind these stories will be awarded $175 and NewsBreak will make a one-time donation of $125 to a local organization in the home states in which the winners reside.
Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh marks the occasion of Black History Month
Black History Month also known as African American History Month, is an event which grew out of “Black History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson. This is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.
Tobi Bamtefa On His Journey To Starring In Taylor Sheridan's Mayor Of Kingstown
One of the things that I noticed is the situation could happen to anybody. I know people who have been to prison. I’ve met people while I was working on this show who have made some poor choices in life, and they’re mindful of that. They’re aware of that, and they’re often entirely apologetic for these decisions. They’ve paid their dues in that sense and served their punishment without complaint. And they’re just trying to make a life out of what they have. You know there’s a whole new perspective on life when you go to prison.
"Move Over City Slickers, These Country Girls Are Taking Over Detroit!"
The decision to move to the big city is not one that should be taken lightly. For two young country girls, the move to Detroit may have seemed like an exciting adventure, but there are many potential dangers and pitfalls that they should be aware of. As a conservative, I believe that it is important to approach this move with caution and to be prepared for the challenges that await.
Biden: "I may be a white boy, but I'm not stupid", spoke at Black History Month reception Monday
Report: On Monday, President Joe Biden was the keynote speaker at a White House Black History Month reception, where he mentioned the anti-"woke" policies of GOP governor and likely 2024 Presidential candidate, Ron DeSantis of Florida.
Jackée Harry Shares A Personal Story For Black History Month
The DAYS actress shared a bittersweet memory that changed her life. Before she took on the role of Paulina Price on Days of our Lives, Jackée Harry was part of an ensemble cast on the celebrated sitcom 227. On the NBC show, she played Sandra Clark, a role that garnered Harry an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Black History Month has the actress reflecting back on her historic win and how it changed her life.