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“…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

 

City of Chicago’s 175th Birthday

Today marks the 175th Birthday of the city of Chicago, first settled by Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, a black man. A good day to check out Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History.

Read more:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Baptiste_Point_du_Sable
http://www.dusablemuseum.org/events/details/dusable-day

 

On this date in American history: The “Weeping Time”

Read the article: http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/weeping-time-occurs

 

Jeremy Lin’s Triumph Over Stereotype Threat

Why low expectations based on our race or gender can be so hard to overcome.
Read the article: http://ideas.time.com/2012/02/28/jeremy-lins-triumph-over-stereotype-threat/

 

Happy 145th Birthday to Howard University!

http://www.howard.edu/explore/history.htm

 

Swann Galleries African Americana Auction Becomes Annual Rite

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/01/swann-galleries-african-americana-_n_1311880.html

 

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/