Black History Month

February 1, 2019 kicks off the national celebration of Black History Month in America. Black History Month is a monthlong holiday honoring Black Americans who excel and achieve in business, politics, literature, medicine, science and the arts.

Black History Month offers the opportunity for Americans to learn our history and the contributions and achievements of Black people that changed America and the world.

In celebration of Black History Month, Sandrarose.com will write one post a day focusing on the meaningful achievements of Americans of African ancestry.

The following is a list of Black History Month stories in the headlines today:
 

Marvel Film "Black Panther" Returns to Theaters for Free Showings

Black Panther

If you missed "Black Panther" when it was in theaters last year, here's your chance to see it for free. Black Panther returns to 250 theaters nationwide for free showings from Feb. 1 through Feb. 7. Check your local movie listings for locations and times... Read More »
 

Black History Month Quotes: Inspirational Sayings By Famous African-Americans

In honor of Black History Month 2019, here are a few inspiring quotes from prominent black leaders and personalities:

1. "You have to know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world." — Oprah Winfrey... Read More »
 

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker Uses 1st Day of Black History Month to Launch 2020 Presidential Bid

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is joining the 2020 presidential race. The Democrat announced his campaign with a video Friday, the first day of Black History Month... Read More »
 

The reason Black History Month is the Shortest Month of the Year

Every February we celebrate a very special holiday. And no, we're not talking Valentine's Day. We're referring to the 28 days we dedicate to honoring Black History Month, our nation's way of showing respect and recognition for the hard work and sacrifices made by African-Americans... Read More »
 

What the 'Father of Black History' Would Want Americans to Do for Black History Month

The official theme of Black History Month 2019, "Black Migrations," is a fitting one: not only is migration one of today's most pressing political issues, but it's also a key part of the annual observance's own history. Read More »
 

White Detroit Officer Uses Black History Month Captions to Mock Black Woman On Snapchat

A white Detroit police officer was suspended after he used Black History Month captions on Snapchat to mock a Black woman who was forced to walk home after he had her car towed... Read More »

  • Yoni7

    In celebration of Black History Month, Sandrarose.com will write one post a day focusing on the meaningful achievements of Americans of African ancestry.
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    KEEP THAT SAME ENERGY for the remaining 306 days of the year. #365black

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Loved me some Black Panther ... those gawjus Goddesses https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1379e738fc4f107dca1c7bffb17e140f7be55646d476974180cf875a2b99385c.gif and Kangs on there .... Wakanda forever !!!!! Salute ... Shout out to everyone that has paved da way .... We love you !

  • Rayne

    Every month is black history month.

  • Yoni7

    THIS month is for "them".

  • Renee26

    Thanks Sandra!

  • Renee26
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yasssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!

  • Renee26

    Wishful thinking lol... I'm looking forward to the uplifting posts though...things been a lil dark around these blog streets lately

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    i remeber blacks fought dogs and got sprayed with water cannons so they could eat and drink and go to school with whites...I always thought why didn’t they just make their own areas to eat and drink and teach?

  • Renee26

    Queens adjust your crowns and walk tall ?

  • Yardgirl

    Thank you for this post!! It's been a trying week all around. Wakanda forever!! Black Power!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Yoni7

    We did. And your devil ancestors came and TOOK it from us.
    #tulsaOK #blackwallstreet #learntodayandeveryday

  • free

    i think you forgot you were trying to pretend to be black.

  • Yoni7

    RIIIIGGGHHHHTTTTT!!!!!!! LOL #bloop #logout #logbackin LMAOOOO

  • free

    you see that huh? MF is talking about "they" now. get the f*ck outta here with that bullshit bobby lee!

  • Yoni7

    That unloved fukka BEEN found out about.

  • hottlanta

    Thank god for black history month n being raised in a black environment where l knew that black folks were doctors n lawyers way b4 the cosby show n black people have world wide generational wealth that makes the world better n safer like the invention of traffic lights.

  • hottlanta

    I am 365 black. All day everyday. I remember when it was a week.

  • Kendra Foster

    What the heck is your problem? You is not going to stress me out with your meaningless facts.

  • Topic Influencer

    Black History month was started for us by us. I am black all year round. But glad that we have this time to shine more than we already do.

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Thanks Sandra.
    In 1761, King George presented Charlotte to his mother and married the same night. Less than a year later, Queen Charlotte gave birth to her first child, The Prince of Wales, who became King George IV. During their marriage, the couple became parents to 15 children.

    Two hundred+ years later one of her descendants unambiguously married Meghan Markle proving once again that once you go Black you can’t go back.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a402971c7f1ace47cd11729ae447891cd19777318350e7b271993854946317fe.jpg

  • Topic Influencer

    I recall reading that it started out as one lone day, then a week, now a month.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ??????????????????????????????

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Right. It is astounding the way history has been WHITEWASHED.

  • Kendra Foster

    Long hair don't care.

  • Ghost

    ?

  • Rayscoty

    Sandra Bye.. This fake celebration.. You write inspiring quotes from Trump everyday of the year..

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Because WE have the RIGHT to eat WHERE we WANT.

  • Ni Ni

    Wth are those officers still on the force?

  • Yoni7

    And THIS is who THEY allow on the force. He shot at his girlfriend....and still has his job?

  • Yoni7

    This person is white AND or Tommy Sotomayer.

  • Ni Ni

    A mess!

  • SpiceGirl

    Black History month along with my Birthday......

  • Michelle

    We should get a whole month off work PAID and call it reparations, Indians should also get a month. Mexicans can go to war for their land back if they want it so bad. That’s how land ownership works? can’t just come here and get free shyt. Anyway don’t block me?

  • iWasteTime

    Aww. My baby woke up and said 19 days til my birthday!..
    Happy Bday Month

  • Rainbowbelow

    It wasn't just about going to school and eating with whites, it was about equal rights. And we did have our own areas and whites didn't like it and burned it down. Let google be your friend Bobbie...

  • SpiceGirl

    Awwww thank you...sounds like our bdays are days apart..mine is 224

  • Logan Roberts

    Yay!!! I get a whole 28 days to celebrate my blackness.

  • Yoni7

    PP's bday is 2/19.

  • hottlanta

    Loved how dr. Martin luther king said in his speech how other immigrants came over here n the gouvernement gave them land for free. Now block dr. Martin luther king.?

  • hottlanta

    White privilège.

  • hottlanta

    Yep like a black woman designed jackie o wedding gown.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    So white folk burnt it down that mean give up?

  • KcoolMuziq
  • PlayerP

    This month makes me glad sad. Glad that fact based history gets told, but sad that if we didn't have just one month, many would not know that facts.

  • iWasteTime

    he the 20th. First day of the sign

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    You can celebrate that when ever you want too?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I work in counseling and I notice that black have a very disproportionate number in prisons

  • SpiceGirl

    Yes yes.......#TeamPisces

  • Michelle

    How imma block a dead man rest his soul, u ok?

  • Yoni7

    That shows that everytime you try to do something without yall devils, they don't like it and will try to destroy it at all cost. You know the history of Marcus Garvey? He wanted to take US back to our homeland and you fukka's sabotaged the boats. WHY?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Wonder why they have not burned down these Asian Chiba towns and barrios we have around America

  • We Can Do This

    I'm looking forward to watching the entire miniseries of Shaka Zulu, it's usually a 24 hour marathon on certain channels. The series provides great discussions.

  • Yoni7

    Who your devil kin? Because AMERICA hates black people. They don't fukk with Asian's and Chinatown folks because they too make their money off the backs of black people like AMERICA has done for YEARS! Please go educate yourself.

  • hottlanta

    I look at tv a lot n l noticed that white people have a very disproportionate number of adult men n women who like having sex with young kids in their bedroom. Couldnt even get dressed for work this morning in peace when l saw this mofo all up in the camera begging his daughter 2 come home like he was a greiving father n they locked his azz up for sexually abusing her.

  • Rayne

    Me too!! Any chance I get I support black ?

  • hottlanta

    U betta say it. That is my shyt. Lil hots went 2 south africa n got me some nice shaka souvenirs. My favorite part was when came back n reclaimed that throne. Folks parted like the red sea. Him on the hill with his new sword was beautiful. When his mom betrayed him with that baby he was done. He didnt let no one love him bcas all he knew was rejection n moms betrayal was the last straw. Yasssssss????

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I see Africans West Indians and Jamaicans making money off black Americans also

  • hottlanta

    Tune into BET on february 5th for the untold story of soul train. Gonna put my fro on.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Black Love/Self-Love!

    May many more of us realize our greatness, in spite of endless slanted and framed news stories, sabotage!

  • Sushi

    Oh you just figured that out.....

  • yvette46

    We STILL celebrate black history month!!

  • ImReallyCaitlynNotMelania

    Every Black History is all year around for me.