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ALIFE Partners With Brooklyn Museum For a Black History Month Capsule

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There’s only eight days left until Black History Month ends, and New York-bred streetwear imprint ALIFE is making sure to celebrate down to the last minute with a special capsule collection alongside the prestigious Brooklyn Museum. View this post on Instagram Alife®/Brooklyn Museum Faith Ringgold, The United States of Attica (1971-1972) New York City-based, multi-tasking, […]

The Source Black History Icon of the Day: Tupac Amaru Shakur

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The Source has been profiling Black History Icons for the entire month of February, ranging from heavy-hitters in sports like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Muhammad Ali, to the beautiful and wise Maya Angelou who blessed us with her activism as much as she did with her poetry. Today, we look at one that holds a special […]

The Source Black History Icon Of The Day: Stokely Carmichael

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When it comes to the Freedom Fighters of the 1960s, Kwame Ture, more famously known as Stokely Carmichael, is one of the most highly regarded. He was a prominent organizer in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States and a leader in the global Pan-African movement. He became an activist as a student at […]

#BHM 7 Facts That You May Not Know About The Founder Of The 5% Nation


****Repost from Feb. 22, 2016***** Many people may have heard of the “Five Percenters” or the teachings that stem from this cultural phenomenon born in the ghettos of America, but there are very few who are familiar with the origins of the 5% Nation(also known as the Nation Of Gods and Earths) or that of […]

Yara Shahidi Writes Open Letter To Black Women On Google

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Google has been celebrating Black History Month with different representations from arts and culture. They started off Feb. 1st with a doodle that celebrated the great American Scholar, Carter G. Woodson, often called the “Father of Black History.” Then on Feb. 7th, rapper Nas teamed up with Google Arts and Culture for a special Black […]

5 African-American Inventors You Should Know


Words by Shurida Lundi There are a number of African-American geniuses who are not acknowledged for the many inventions they have created. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to complete daily activities or save lives or write. This Black History Month, we are recognizing five inventors that you may not know about and what they […]

Boston Police Department Plays Themselves For Honoring White Head Coach Red Auerbach For Black History Month

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Boston has a rich history, but sometimes for all the wrong reasons. The Boston Police Department sent out a weird and awkward tweet honoring Black History Month. The original post on the department’s official Twitter account Sunday was in honor of former Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach. The department tweeted that it was paying tribute to Auerbach […]

Black History Month: Doug Williams First Black QB to Win Super Bowl

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As we prepare to watch the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl on Sunday, it is important to remember Black History Month runs in tandem with this unofficial American holiday. Despite declining viewership, the NFL is still one of the most watched sports in the country and is dominated […]

The Source presents the ‘Hip-Hop History is Black History’ Contest

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When The Source magazine was founded, Hip-Hop was still seen as a passing phase. Many did not consider that this musical movement would have longevity or amount to anything. However 30 years later, one would be hard pressed to watch television, pick up a book, engage in politics, academia or any space on this earth […]

The Nike VaporMax Flyknit “Black History Month” Will Release In 2018

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Nike and Jordan Brand connect for the latest “BHM” nod Flyknit… Nike released the first images of the VaporMax Flyknit which will arrive 2018. Jordan Brand and Nike have teamed up  to create a redish, green and black colorway iteration inspired by the Pan-African flag that will be the newest addition to the Black History […]