The story of African Americans is a story of resilience and perseverance. It traces a people who refused to accept the circumstances under which they arrived on these shores, and it chronicles the generations who fought for an America that truly reflects the ideals enshrined in our founding documents. It is the narrative of slaves who shepherded others along the path to freedom and preachers who organized against the rules of Jim Crow, of young people who sat-in at lunch counters and ordinary men and women who took extraordinary risks to change our Nation for the better. During National African American History Month, we celebrate the rich legacy of African Americans and honor the remarkable contributions they have made to perfecting our Union.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 was celebrated at City Hall as “Founder’s Day” for the historic Third Ward high school, Jack Yates. Jack Yates High School has a proud legacy as noted by the proclamation. Houston City Council member at Large, Andrew C. Burks, Jr is a proud graduate of Yates HS. Alumni of Yates along with the current school principal were present to receive the proclamation.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer insults the president with a finger-wagging tarmac rant in Arizona. As a result, sales of her book soar.
American presidents have always been fair game for public criticism. But isn’t it past time that we challenge the campaign of insult, racial slur and utter disrespect that has been unleashed on Barack Obama?
52nd consecutive week of protest against police terrorism and brutality
Today, hundreds of signatures were gathered for an independent civilian review board with subpoena power, proper funding and prosecutorial power in front of the Harris County Court House, Houston, Texas. The Black Justice Tuesday Coalition (BJTC) honored it’s 52nd consecutive week of protest against police terrorism and brutality. The New Black Panter Party and The National Black United Front (NBUF) were joined by several victims of police brutality and a dozen different organizations and groups standing in solidarity on the call for an end to the terrorism.
I rarely say I am angry because plain old anger can consume and destroy, but it’s about time for a lot of us to get constructively angry and tell these so-called leaders with such bad behavior that they are getting out of hand! We have got to unite and find action to stop them or we risk having a whole generation of young people who are listening to and observing their garbage grow up thinking this is the way things are supposed to be!
Black History Month is acknowledged by some, celebrated by some and ignored by some in the United States every February.
Yeah...yeah, I know that it is the shortest month of the year and “they” could have given us a month that had more days in it. I am not a conspiracy theorist or anything, but I can see how someone could look at that and make that argument.
The question I have though is, who is “THEY” and why do “THEY” get to dictate when, how and how often the contributions of blacks in this country are acknowledged and celebrated.