Henrietta Lacks

As Black History Month draws to a close, Sandrarose.com recognizes a woman whose unique cancer cells pioneered many medical and science breakthroughs.

The descendant of African slaves and their masters, Henrietta Lacks was born in 1920 in Roanoke, Virginia. She grew up dirt poor on a tobacco farm in Clover, Virginia after her mother died while giving birth to her 10th child.

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Omarosa

February is Black History Month in America. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump invited black clergy and federal employees to the White House to meet with him and his director of African American Outreach, Omarosa Manigault, pictured left.

Update: Added video of the meeting.

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Gabrielle Union and Stacey Dash

Republican conservative Stacey Dash is demanding apologies from her most vocal online critics, such as fellow actress Gabrielle Union who called her a “crazy lady.”

Dash, 49, was dragged unmercifully on social media after she called for the end of Black History Month and the BET Network that practices racial segregation.

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Fried Chicken and Watermelon

A California school is under fire for planning to serve fried chicken and watermelon for Black History Month. Black students and parents at Carondelet High School rushed to the media complaining bitterly about the items on the lunch menu at the all-girls school.

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