black history month

5 African-American Inventors You Should Know


Words by Shurida Lundi Visit for more information 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 […]

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. Visit for more information 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 […]

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 […]

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


****Repost from Feb. 22, 2016***** Visit for more information 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 […]

As Hollywood Celebrated the Oscars, Black Celebrities Stood Together for Flint


There has been a huge conversation about discrimination and racism in Hollywood in the months leading up to the 88th Academy Awards. The lack of creators of color lead to many regular Oscar attendees boycotting this year’s festivities. Many artists, actors, and activists have all spoken out with their opinion pertaining to “white Hollywood.” This debate […]

Esther Jones: The Real Inspiration Behind Betty Boop


Betty Boop: ever wondered the inspiration behind her? Though portrayed as a voluptuous, innocent-eyed cartoon vixen, Esther Jones is the most legitimate link to the famed animated character. Visit for more information In the spirit of Black History Month, homage should be given to Ms. Jones. In the 1920s, her “baby” singing style gave […]

#BHM: The Source Magazine Remembers The Trayvon Martin Tragedy Four Years Later

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Four years ago on this date during the NBA All-Star Game, 17 year old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by self appointed Neighborhood Watch person George Zimmerman in his father’s neighborhood of Sanford, Florida, outside of Orlando. Martin was only carrying a can of Arizona Ice Tea and a pack of Skittles. Visit […]

Today in Black History: Celebrating the Life of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad


As this year’s Black History month begins to come to a close, we remember the legacy of wisdom and righteous of  the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Born 34 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Elijah Muhammad, following the teachings of Master W.D. Fard Muhammad, went on to lead the Nation of Islam from 1934 until his death. […]

“Behind the Lens” With Director Seith Mann

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If you’ve been watching television over the past five-10 years, you’ve definitely seen Seith Mann‘s work. Mann directed episodes for shows like The Walking Dead, Dexter and Sons of Anarchy (and the list goes on). His breakthrough short film, Five Deep Breaths, caught the attention of television producer Robert F. Colesberry and had it not been […]

Best Music Moments in #BHM: ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ Wins 3 Grammy Awards

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On this day in Black History, R&B superstar R. Kelly won three Grammy Awards for his timeless single, “I Believe I Can Fly.” Visit for more information Written in 1996, this song was an original composition specifically for the cult classic film Space Jam. The song was originally released on November 26, 1996 on the […]

What Happened to Ben Carson?


Growing up as a Black millennial in America, you’re bound to hear the name Dr. Ben Carson once or twice. Visit for more information Black History Month means his picture finds itself up on themed classroom bulletin boards alongside the likes of Dr. King and Muhammad Ali. Dr. Carson’s political career has certainly taken […]

Family & NYC Community Members Gather To Remember Malcolm X On 51st Anniversary Of His Assassination


Yesterday marked the 51st anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination and a fully packed audience of family, friends, community leaders and others impacted by his work gathered to remember the fallen leader at the very site where his life was taken decades ago in 1965. Visit for more information Formerly the Audubon Ballroom, the center was […]

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


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 the founder of the Five […]

Today in Black History: Happy Birthday Smokey Robinson


On this day in Black History Month, we celebrate the birth of one of music’s brightest stars. Motown living legend Smokey Robinson was born today [February 19] in 1940. Robinson is one of the most accomplished living musicians. He is renowned by some as America’s “greatest living poet.” His career spans over four decades and […]

Best Hip Hop Moments of #BMH: Happy Birthday Dr. Dre

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Today we celebrate the birth of one of the most influential figures in Hip Hop. Not only was this man the first rap billionaire, he was an instrumental part (literally and figuratively) in the creation of a new sub genre of rap known as G-Funk. The living legend being described is none other than Dr. […]

Celebrating Black History Month: A Conversation With Danny Glover

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This Black History Month the annual Pan African Film Festival completed its 24th installment at the Rave Cinema at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Crenshaw, California. As a part of the festivities, there were special Q&A sessions with influential actors and directors who had films showing in the festival. One of those influential artists that […]