black history month

Black History Month: Today In American History


February 2, 1862 Congress abolished slavery in the District of Columbia, an important step on the road to freedom for all Black Americans 1862 was a pivotal year toward ending slavery in America. The bill, S. 108, was referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia which reported it with amendments in February 1862. […]

Celebrate Black History Month With The Heatmakerz’ Vlog Episode 4

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For the month of February, we all try to remember some of history’s greatest thinkers and doers not just of color, but of all humanity. And for legendary producers, The Heatmakerz, it’s no different. Using a Smokey Robinson sample, Rsonist and Ill Wayno create the perfect backdrop for a short montage that commemorates some of […]

Are We Honoring Our Ancestors?

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“Say there ain’t no hope for the youth and the truth is, it ain’t no hope for the future, and then wonder why we crazy…” –Pac In the past, our ancestors hoped for a powerful, progressive, prominent future for Black America. That future is now our present, our current reality. Can we really say that […]

HERstory: Wonder Woman Life Coach


Seldom do every day women get the recognition they deserve for inspiring others around them, however this extraordinary woman has accomplished so much without ever missing a beat. Not many women can say they are an Iraqi veteran, community leader and entreprenuer before the age of 35.  Tanisha Denise Manning is a heroine and community […]

Black History Month Event: The Shabazz Center


  Starting Feburary 8 – March 30, the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center will open the Smithsonian traveling exhibition “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas” focusing on the seldom-viewed history and complex lives of people of dual African American and Native American ancestry.  Admission is FREE , with Suggested Donations. Advertisement Through […]

Iconic Black Women: Betty Shabazz

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“I wish you power that equals your intelligence and your strength. I wish you success that equals your talent and determination. And I wish you faith.” “You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.”   Raised in Detroit by her […]

Sneaker Alert: Nike KD VI (Black History Month)


Nike continues to drop their Black History Month Sneaker collection which also includes garment that matches the shoes properly. This time around Nike gives fans a more in death look at the Nike KD VI that comes in an overall purple color with black patterns and a hint of gold to highlight the KD logo, […]

SourceTV: Mary J. Blige and Angela Bassett talk ‘Betty & Coretta’

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The Source Magazine was on the red carpet for the New York premiere of Lifetime’s Betty and Coretta at Tribeca Cinemas this week. Among those in attendance: Angela Basset, Mary J. Blige, Ruby Dee, Lindsey Owen Pierre, Malik Yoba, Cherise Booth. Other attendees included Tyra Banks, and Samantha Black. Betty & Coretta tells the dual real-life stories of Coretta […]

Black History: The Source Celebrates Hattie McDaniel

Singer, comedian, radio performer, and television star Hattie McDaniel of Wichita, Kansas is an African American show biz pioneer that has greatly impacted the industry’s view of Black women. If it weren’t for Ms. McDaniel, there wouldn’t be an Oprah or a Mo’Nique, who is set to play Hattie in an upcoming biopic, as an […]

Black History: The Source Celebrates W.E.B. DuBois

Born on this date in 1868 in Great Barrington, Massechusetts, historian, activist, sociologist, and author William Edward Burghardt DuBois is one of the most pivotal figures in the history of Black people in this country. The Harvard graduate was the co-founder of the NAACP and the leader of the Niagara Movement, a group of activists […]

Black History Month: The Source Celebrates The Man Called Allah

A very key figure that is almost always omitted from the pages of Black History is the father of the 5% Nation, a man known simply as Allah. Born on this date in 1928 in Danville, Virginia as Clarence Smith, he established one of the most influential cultures in today’s society that spread from the […]

Remembering Malcolm X

  Dear Friends: Advertisement On this day, 47 years ago, a great man of integrity, wisdom and courage was martyred in Harlem at the place formerly known as the Audobon Ballroom and now, The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center. El Haj Malik El-Shabazz, a.k.a. Malcolm X was a liberator and […]

Black History: The Source Celebrates Malcolm X

Born May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm Little saw the world through the eyes of a typical Black man in America. He saw very little opportunity, racism in various forms, and the street life as one of the very few options that would assist him in his pursuit of the American Dream. After a […]

Black History: The Source Celebrates Nancy Wilson

One of the most prolific entertainers of the last 50 years, Grammy award winning singer Nancy Wilson has made over 70 albums, ranging from blues to cabaret to pop. She prefers to be recognized as a ‘song stylist’. Her first single, “Guess Who I Saw Today”, was so successful that between 1960 and 1962, Capitol […]