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When the past is present…

“…The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do.” James Baldwin

 

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin challenges affirmative action in higher education

http://www.dailytexanonline.com/news/2012/02/21/fisher-v-university-texas-austin-challenges-affirmative-action-higher-education

 

Biracial Man, 24, Goes From Homeless to Mayor

http://www.theroot.com/svante-myrick-ithaca-mayor

 

Children in LGBT families of color face double stigma

http://www.thegrio.com/news/children-in-lgbt-families-of-color-face-double-stigma.php

 

KKK flyers distributed to homes in Georgia town

http://www.thegrio.com/news/kkk-flyers-distributed-to-homes-in-georgia-town.php

 

Happy Birthday, Harry Belafonte, life-long advocate for human rights!

http://singyoursongthemovie.com/the-film/

 

On this date, March 1st, in 1780, Pennsylvania became the first state to abolish slavery (sort of…).

http://www.slavenorth.com/pennsylvania.htm

 

Let’s Celebrate Women!

Today (2/29) is a “bridge” day between Black History Month and the month in which the world observes International Women’s Day (3/8). To celebrate, ABHM brings you two powerful videos.

A powerful recitation by Alfre Woodard of Sojourner Truth’s speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” (from YouTube)

And an exhibition, “MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe,” at another entirely virtual museum, the International Museum of Women (www.imov.org). Here’s a video introduction to the Motherhood exhibit. mama.imow.org/healthymamahealthybaby

 

Panel On Civil Disorders Calls For Drastic Action To Avoid 2-Society Nation

Read the article: http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0229.html#article

 

NY Stock Exchange Recognizes African-American Pioneers (VIDEO)

Watch the video and read the article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/27/nyse-recognizes-african-american-pioneers_n_1304377.html?ref=black-voices

 

Chimpanzee Productions Seeks Interns

PBS Documentary and Multimedia Outreach Project Seeks Editing & New Media Interns
http://ddfr.tv/2011/08/digital-diaspora-family-reunion-seeks-interns/