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How Black History Month Came to be

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February marks the annual observance of Black History Month, a federally recognized, nationwide celebration that honors the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history. Furthermore, the month sheds light on the massive influence Black men and women have held in shaping the world around them. It is not a random occurrence that February […]

How Rihanna’s Non-profit is giving back during Black History Month

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February marks an important month for the culture including the headliner of this year’s Super Bowl halftime performance. Not only does this history maker excel at her craft, she is a dedicated philanthropist with her own innovative nonprofit.  Visit for more information In 2017, Rihanna received the Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award and […]

TikTok Celebrates Black History Month with First-Ever Visionary Voices List


TikTok unveiled their first-ever Visionary Voices list, which honors Black creatives, small business owners, and culture changemakers on TikTok, as well as #BlackTikTok programming and initiatives to commemorate Black History Month, such as special guest and album playlists, a week-long #womeninhiphop celebration, and more! Visit for more information The #BlackTikTok community is at the […]

Miami Police Unveil Black History Month-Themed Police Cruiser

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In the latest WTF news, Miami police recently unveiled their new Black History Month-themed police cruiser. Miami mayor Francis Suarez and Miami Police Chief Manuel Morales attended the unveiling. Visit for more information According to WSVN, the unveiling occurred in front of the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood. The […]

The ASALH Set 2023 Black History Month Theme as ‘Black Resistance’

The ASALH Set 2023 Black History Month Theme as 'Black Resistance'

Throughout Black history, Black people have fought back against constant oppression. Those moments include acts of police brutality, most evident recently by the killing of Tyre Nichols at the hands of the Memphis Police department. Visit for more information Five Memphis police officers have been fired and charged with the murder of Nichols. Nichols […]

97 Years of Tradition: Black History Month Started with Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s Negro History Week in 1926

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Today marks the start of the 46th year of celebrating Black History Month. This tradition originally began as “Negro History Week.” Dr. Carter G. Woodson felt that African Americans were not being educated enough about their ancestors’ achievements and history, so he started the historical celebration in 1926. Visit for more information For assistance […]

On This Date In Black History Month: At Least A Dozen HBCUs Get Bomb Threats On First Day Of #BHM One Year Ago

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Last year on the first day of Black History month, at least a dozen Historically Black Colleges and Universities received bomb threats, causing the schools to either evacuate or dismiss classes for that day altogether, showing the relentless commitment to racism in this country, especially towards its specialized, secondary learning institutions. Visit for more […]

Hip-Hop Culture Is Black History

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As we approach the end of Black History Month, it is essential to highlight a culture that bears an overwhelming significance amid its celebration. That culture is no other than hip-hop culture. While hip-hop has its month in November, National Hip Hop History Month, which was declared by Congress last year, is strictly dedicated to […]

New Los Angeles Exhibition Celebrates The Black History of Memes

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Los Angeles Instagram exhibit to showcase Black History of Memes. Visit for more information From the evolution of photos and GIFs, to short videos, the Black meme community has become a pivotal part of pop culture on social media. Over the last decade, the way Black people share memes is an expression of ourselves […]

[WATCH] Utah Jazz Celebrate Black History Month with ‘Sunday Dinner’ Short Film

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As a part of the Utah Jazz’s Black Experience celebration of Black History Month, the team released its first narrative short film, Sunday Dinner. The film stars an all-Black cast and details the importance of the relationship between a Black father and son. Visit for more information Written and directed by Donavan Myles Edwards, […]

ICYMI: Biden Signs Proclamation As Black History Month Begins

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President Biden says shining a light on Black history is important to growing stronger as a nation. Yesterday, The White House released a Statement of Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2022 signed by Biden for today’s start of Black History Month. Visit for more information Biden whom is taking Presidential actions wrote that […]