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, 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 »