Black History Month

Erica Campbell & GRIFF discuss little-known black history facts.

Fresh off the news that it is now the highest-grossing Academy Award-nominated film this year (with $127.5 million and counting,) Hidden Figures continues to inspire little girls everywhere with its incredible true story that is the epitome of #BlackGirlMagic. Since the film has been such a hit and resonated with so many, especially those in […]

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – On the road for eight days — part of a national tour for my new book, Shackles From The Deep – and I’m talking to hundreds of grade-school students about the African slave trade, underwater exploration and a 17th century slave ship known as the Henrietta Marie. It’s Black History Month and […]

Black History Month is officially upon us and that means for the next 28 days we’ll be celebrating our beautiful, unapologetic blackness, although it should be celebrated by everyone throughout the year. One of the best parts about Black History Month is learning about great African Americans that you may not be familiar with, but […]

Black History Month originated in 1926, founded by Carter G. Woodson and was created to celebrate achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the  brutal 1963 bombing at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.  Four little girls – Carole Robertson,…

Born Chloe Anthony Wofford in 1931 in Lorain, Ohio as the second of four children in a black working-class family, Toni Morrison displayed an early interest in literature. She studied humanities at Howard and Cornell Universities, followed by an academic career at Texas Southern University, Howard University, Yale, and since 1989, a chair at Princeton […]

written by @itsthecaptain The TV world truly wasn’t ready for a man like Arsenio Hall! Perhaps that was the gift and the curse of it all. Before Arsenio, of course, you were allowed on Jay Leno or Letterman…but obviously you were an entertainer being interviewed. Although being ridiculed for “being too proper” and having a […]

Born Malcolm Little in 1925, the man the world later know as Malcolm X or even El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, helped spur the growth of Islam and Black nationalism in America in the 1960s thanks largely to his supreme oratorial gifts. The former spokesman for the Nation of Islam, largely considered one of the nation’s most […]

Today begins the celebration of Black History Month.  No matter what your opinion is of this celebration, our yearly recognition time is here.  Let’s share and embrace these 28 days focused on amazing individuals and accomplishments to the fullest. Read: GALLERY: Landmark Year In Black History, 1966 Do you know how Black History Month originated?  […]