Tag: Black History Month

Archived: Black History Month Lessons Banned at NYC School Sparks Push for Mandatory Education

Patricia Catania, principal of Intermediate School 224 in Bronx, N.Y., told teacher Mercedes Liriano-Clark on Feb. 7 not to give lessons about the Harlem Renaissance and abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass. Catania, who is white, also incited outrage onTuesdayafter confiscating a poster of iconic singer Lena Horne made by two…

Archived: Black History Month Timeline and Facts & Figures

Black History Month is a time to commemorate achievement.DiversityInc provides a list of the important dates and relevant demographics you need to know. “Negro History Week” was established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, an NAACP leader, educator and historian, to recognize the central role Blacks played in the development…

Archived: Clinton and Sanders Battle for the Black Vote

The first Democratic primary in the South will take place on Feb. 27 in South Carolina, where almost a third of residents are Black. Presidential candidates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are competing heavily for votes. This primary is a litmus test for how…