The Black History Month celebration is an important way of highlighting Black people’s breakthroughs as well as motivating them to keep forging ahead even in the face of daunting oppositions
More sacrifices are needed to achieve justice for all, and Christians must lead the way. That was the message Sunday from Father Franklin Ezeorah during his homily at the annual Black History Month Mass.
Nestle Brunache is a teacher by trade, but a restauranteur by a blessing. And who does he thank for that? God, and the community in Prospect Heights that comes to the table at BK9 Kitchen and Bar.
MLB announced in late 2020 that it would be recognized the statistics of the Negro Leagues as part of its history.
When it comes to the earliest orders of Black Catholic religious sisters in the United States, Shannen Dee Williams wants people to recognize the perseverance, struggle, and commitment to God they put forth to make religious life possible for Black women and girls in the United States — something she considers overlooked.
She is known as “Denver’s Angel of Charity” and she might just become the first African American saint in the Catholic Church.
As a child, Sheila Stiles Jewell played outside of the public housing where her family lived in Memphis. She felt one with nature weaving clover and catching bumblebees, not realizing that she was really feeding her curiosity for science and the natural world.
In 1976, President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month, stating that the celebration helped to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman said in 2011: “You’re going to relegate my history to a month? … I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history.”
Emmanuel Charles, who lives in Rosedale and is a parishioner at St. Clare’s Church, said the media makes the mistake of painting African-Americans with a broad brush with no accounting for the diversity that exists within the Black community.
Hidden among the streets and sidewalks of Brooklyn is a rich abolitionist history. From homes of prominent leaders in the movement to churches that were stops along the historic Underground Railroad, the borough was a hub of abolitionist activities, leading up to the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed millions of enslaved African-Americans.